How to Toggle Adaptive Brightness in Windows 10

Joel Lee 10-06-2016

Adaptive brightness is one of those “love it or hate it” features in Windows 10. As the name suggests, this feature changes your screen brightness depending on the level of ambient light around you.


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Here’s how to turn this feature on or off:

  • In the Start Menu, search for Power Options.
  • For the selected power plan, click Change plan settings.
  • Click Change advanced power settings.
  • Scroll down and expand the Display option.
  • Expand the Enable adaptive brightness option.
  • Change the setting to Off or On.
  • Click OK.

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Do you use adaptive brightness? Or is it too much of a nuisance? Let us know in the comments below!


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  1. Anonymous
    July 17, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Wow searching for this one for years

    • Joel Lee
      July 26, 2016 at 4:19 pm

      Great! Glad it could help. :)