How to Change Brightness on Windows 11

Changing brightness on Windows 11 is easy, and there are multiple ways to do this. You can increase and decrease the brightness level quickly from the Action Center but if you want, there is an option to do so from the Settings app and Mobility Center too.

Method #1: Change brightness using Action Center

Click any of the three icons (Wi-Fi, Sound and battery) on the taskbar to open Action Center.

The bottom bar here is for brightness. Click or drag anywhere on the brightness bar to change the brightness of your PC.

Tap anywhere outside the Action Center to close it.

Method #2: Change brightness using Settings

This is one of the most obvious methods to change something as simple as the brightness in Windows 11. Here’s how you can do it.

Right-click on the ‘Start’ button and click on ‘Settings’. (Alternatively, press Windows key + X and then click Settings.

Click on ‘Display’.

The brightness slider should now be in front of you. Simply adjust it to the level of brightness you prefer and close the Settings app.

Tip: You can reach display settings quickly by opening ‘Window Search’ first by pressing Windows key + S and then typing ‘Display’ or ‘Brightness’. Click ‘Change brightness level’ from the search results to open Display settings.

Method #3: From Windows Mobility Center

Right-click on the ‘Start’ button and click ‘Mobility Center’.

Adjust brightness from the ‘Display brightness’ section as desired.

And that’s it.

These are all the ways you can change the brightness in Windows 11.


You can also go ahead and enable ‘Night light’ on your system to make the screen yellow and serve as blue light filter. This helps in reducing the strain on your eyes during low light conditions, especially at night.

#1: Enable Night Light for Blue Light filter

While we’re at it, let’s not forget about Night Light, an excellent feature that reduces the intensity of harmful blue light on the screen and shifts the color tint to red, which is easier on our eyes. It’s right under the brightness slider.

Keep in mind, the toggle merely enables it. If you want to schedule the feature to turn on and off automatically, click on the area shown below.

Here, you’ll find loads of options as shown below, to customize Night Light according to your taste.

#2: Disable battery optimization for brightness

Windows 11 has introduced a new feature that tries to optimize the battery based on the content shown and brightness level. You can find the option by clicking the down arrow next to the brightness slider under Settings > Display (as given in method 2 above).

Uncheck the box for ‘Help improve battery by optimizing the content shown and brightness.’ as shown below.

That’s all.