How to adjust screen brightness in windows 10

Windows 10 have an auto adjust feature of screen brightness to save power in computer. Although you can easily change the brightness levels in windows 10 by clicking the battery icon in the taskbar and then clicking the brightness icon. With every click, it changes the screen brightness by 25%.

For doing this , just click on the battery icon in located in right bottom portion of taskbar. Once it pops up, just keep clicking on the brightness levels to change it incrementally by 25 % each time.


If you are not happy with this 25% incremental change on very click and you want a fixed brightness level for your screen, you can use the method described below.

Step 1 – Right click on battery icon on the taskbar and click on adjust screen brightness and then manually adjust the screen brightness.


Once the power options window pops up, drag the screen brightness levels to adjust the screen brightness.



Note that the changes in screen brightness levels is applicable to the current state of current power plan only. Once you change the power plan or change the current state of your power plan the brightness changes. For example your laptop is currently being charged and you change the brightness, as soon as the laptop stops charging and goes on battery, the screen brightness will change to levels defined in your power plan on battery defined levels.

Let me explain you a bit more here about power plans.

The power plan which is selected in this window is your current power plan.



Now, let’s say your laptop is

  • Currently plugged in and charging.
  • Your current power plan is plan A

Then if you drag and change screen brightness, this setting will only remain good as long as you are in plan A and your laptop is plugged in and charging.

If you want to see this, just click on change plan settings. The brightness level you dragged to adjust is same as the current state of current power plan.





For setting a fixed plan brightness uniformly in charging and non-charging state, just change the screen brightness of both and save changes.


If you do not want to touch the settings of these plans, you can also create a new power plan for specific needs and set standard  brightness levels and save changes. For example, if you are creating a power plan for doing the presentation, set definite brightness levels and save changes. Before you start the presentation, just select that particular power plan.

Now, let’s see how to use window self brightness adjusting feature.

Enable Auto Screen Brightness adjusting feature In Windows 10

It is recommended to do it to your current or default plan. Let windows 10 decide what is the optimal brightness levels for you.

Step 1 – Right click on the battery icon and click on adjust screen brightness.


Step 2 – Now, click on change plan settings of selected power plan.



Step 3 – Now, click on advanced power settings.


Step 4 – Click on Display and then from the expanded list just click on enable adaptive brightness and then turn on battery and plugged in option on. Finally, click on apply.


Now, windows will auto adjust screen brightness levels optimum for your eyes while conserving power.

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