If you have a Windows 11 laptop, tablet, or all-in-one PC, it’s easy to change the brightness of your built-in screen with just a few clicks using the Quick Settings menu or the Settings app. Here’s how to change screen brightness on Windows 11.
How to change screen brightness with quick settings
First, click on the Quick Settings button on your taskbar, which is a hidden button located where you see your WiFi, Speaker, and Battery icons in the far right corner.
When the Quick Settings menu appears, locate the Brightness slider, which has a sun icon next to it. Click (or tap) and drag the circle on the brightness slider to increase or decrease the brightness of your built-in screen
In a nice touch, the sun icon gets bigger or smaller depending on how bright you adjust the slider. When you have the slider the way you like it, you can close the Quick Settings menu by clicking anywhere outside the menu or selecting the Quick Settings button on the taskbar again.
How to change screen brightness in Windows settings
You can also change the brightness of your built-in screen using Windows settings. First, launch Settings by pressing Windows + i on your keyboard. When it opens, click on System in the sidebar, then select Display.
In the system display settings, scroll to the section Brightness and color. Under Brightness, use the slider to increase or decrease the brightness of your built-in screen.
When you’re done, close settings. Whenever you need to adjust your brightness again, revisit Settings> System> Display or use the Quick Settings menu.
If your brightness slider is grayed out
If you don’t have a built-in display (such as a laptop or tablet), the screen brightness slider in Quick settings will not be available (dimmed). In this case, you will need to use the physical controls on your screen to change the screen brightness. Consult the support website or documentation for your display to find out how.
In this guide, you have learned how to change screen brightness on Windows 11. If you have any questions or suggestions, let us know in the comments. In addition, also consult this guide if you want to learn how to uninstall software on Windows 11.