How To Change Brightness On Windows 11

In this blog post, we will learn how to change the brightness of your screen on Windows 11. Adjusting the screen brightness is essential for a comfortable computing experience, as it helps reduce eye strain and saves battery life on laptops. Windows 11 offers multiple ways to change the brightness level, and we will explore them in this guide.

Method 1: Use Keyboard Shortcuts

Many laptops and some desktop keyboards have dedicated keys to increase or decrease the screen brightness. These keys are usually marked with a sun icon or a monitor symbol. To change the brightness using this method, follow these steps:

  1. Locate the brightness keys on your keyboard. They are often labeled with a sun icon or a monitor symbol and may be combined with the F1-F12 keys, requiring you to press the Fn (Function) key simultaneously.
  2. Press the appropriate key combination to increase or decrease the brightness level.

Note: This method may not work for all devices, as it depends on your keyboard’s design and your computer’s hardware.

Method 2: Adjust Brightness from Quick Settings

Windows 11 offers a quick and easy way to change the brightness level through the Quick Settings panel. Follow these steps to access it:

  1. Click on the Wi-Fi or battery icon located in the lower-right corner of the taskbar.
  2. The Quick Settings panel will appear. Locate the brightness slider.
  3. Click and drag the slider to adjust the brightness level to your preference.

Method 3: Adjust Brightness from Settings

You can also change the brightness level through the Windows 11 Settings menu. Here’s how:

  1. Press Win + I on your keyboard to open the Settings menu.
  2. Select System from the left sidebar, then click on Display.
  3. Under the Brightness and color section, locate the brightness slider.
  4. Click and drag the slider to adjust the brightness level to your preference.

Method 4: Adjust Brightness in Power Options (Advanced Users)

For advanced users, you can change the brightness settings through the Power Options menu. This method is useful if you want to create custom power plans with specific brightness settings. To do this, follow these steps:

  1. Press Win + X on your keyboard and select Power & sleep settings.
  2. Click on Additional power settings located on the right side of the window.
  3. Select the power plan you want to edit and click on Change plan settings.
  4. Adjust the Screen brightness slider for both On battery and Plugged in modes, then click on Save changes.

Now you know four different methods to change the brightness level on Windows 11. Choose the one that works best for you and enjoy a comfortable computing experience tailored to your needs.