[SOLVED] Windows 10 – Screen brightness too dark

Windows 10 comes complete with a number of energy effecient options, however some of these leave may leave your screen brightness uncomfortably dark.

Here’s several ways to make the screen brighter.

How to disable automatic brightness adjustments

For computers with a light sensor, typically laptop computers, Windows 10 has the ability to automatically adjust the screen brightness depending on the ambient light levels.

This feature can be more annoying than helpful, either leaving your screen too dark or too frequently adjusting the brightness.

Here’s how to disable the automatic screen brightness feature:

  1. In the ‘Search the web and Windows’ box in the taskbar, type ‘brightness’
  2. From the list, click on ‘Turn auto brightness on or off’
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  4. Turn the ‘Adjust my screen brightness automatically’ to ‘Off’
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 How to adjust screen brightness

  1. In the ‘Search the web and Windows’ box in the taskbar, type ‘brightness’
  2. From the list, click on ‘Adjust screen brightness’
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  4. For the power plan you have selected (e.g. ‘Energy Saver’) click on ‘Change plan settings’
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  6. If your computer has a battery, you will have a screen brightness option for when on battery as well as on power.
  7. Adjust each ‘Adjust plan brightness’ as required and click ‘Save changes’ to save your changes.
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Use the monitors brightness settings

If neither of these options helped, you may need to adjust the brightness of your monitor using the adjustment options on the monitor.

If you’re using a laptop computer, these are usually located on the keyboard under the F buttons (e.g. F1). You should seen an icon on the button which represents the screen brightness being more or less. You may also need to use the FN (function) button on the keyboard to use these buttons.

If you’re using a desktop computer, the buttons are normally located to the side of the monitor.