How to Disable Automatic Brightness In Windows 11, Does your Windows 11 computer keep changing the screen brightness? Don’t want Windows 11 to automatically adjust the display brightness? This guide will show you how to disable adaptive or automatic screen brightness in Windows 11.
Why does Windows 11 automatically change the display brightness?
The ambient light sensor in the Windows 11 device measures the light around the device and automatically adjusts the screen brightness. As you may know, this is not new. Nowadays, all smart phones automatically adjust the screen brightness.
In addition to the ambient light sensor, your graphics driver or graphics support software may constantly change the screen brightness to save power and extend battery life.
Why should I disable the automatic screen brightness function?
A large number of PC users like to manually adjust the screen brightness. In addition, the screen brightness and contrast automatically set by the ambient light sensor or graphics software may not be ideal for many users.
Here are four ways to disable automatic screen brightness in Windows 11.
Disable automatic brightness via the Settings app in Windows 11
Open the Settings app. On the left side, click on System to open the System category page. Now, on the right side, click on Display to see the Display page.
Click on Brightness to expand the same.
Deselect the option labeled Help improve battery by optimizing the content shown and brightness option. That’s it!
If available, also turn off the Change brightness automatically when lighting changes option.
If there is one or none of the options available on your PC, go to the next method.
Note: Needless to say, these options will not be visible when you connect the device to an external monitor.
Disable automatic brightness via Intel Graphics Command Center
Note: Use this method only if the Intel Graphics Command Center application is installed on your PC. If you are using an AMD graphics card, please refer to the instructions in Method 3 (scroll down to see).
When turned on, the Intel Display Power Savings option can save power and extend battery life by reducing the backlight intensity. After disabling this feature, battery life may be slightly affected.
Use the search functionality to open Intel Graphics Command Center app. On the left side, click on System. On the right side, click on the Power tab to switch to the same.
Under the On battery section, turn off the Display Power Savings option and select the Maximum performance from the drop-down menu next to the Power Plans option.
Disable auto brightness via AMD Radeon settings
Open AMD Radeon Settings. Check if the Vari-Bright option is turned on. If yes, please turn off the same.
Disable adaptive brightness in BIOS/UEFI settings
Many computers can choose to turn on/off adaptive screen brightness in BIOS/UEFI. If none of the above methods help you turn off automatic brightness, you can check whether this option is available in your computer’s BIOS.
Restart your computer and access BIOS/UEFI settings. The instructions to access BIOS/UEFI vary by manufacturer. So, search the web for instructions. Check each tab in the BIOS/UEFI settings for an option called Dynamic Backlight Control or Dynamic Brightness Control. Turn off the same.
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