Is your Windows 11 computer constantly changing the screen brightness? Don’t want Windows 11 to automatically adjust the display brightness? This guide will tell you how to disable the adaptive or automatic screen brightness in Windows 11.
Why does Windows 11 automatically change the display brightness?
The ambient light sensor in your Windows 11 device measures the light surrounding your device and automatically adjusts the screen brightness. As you might know, this is not new. These days, all smartphones automatically adjust the screen brightness.
In addition to the ambient light sensor, your graphics driver or graphics support software might constantly change the screen brightness to save power and extend the battery life.
Why disable the automatic screen brightness feature?
A large percent of PC users like to manually adjust the screen brightness. Moreover, the screen brightness and contrast automatically set by the ambient light sensor or graphics software might not be ideal for many users.
Following are the four ways to disable the automatic screen brightness in Windows 11.
Tip: If you are on Windows 10, read our how to disable automatic screen brightness in Windows 10 guide.
Method 1 of 4
Disable automatic brightness via Settings app in Windows 11
Step 1: Open the Settings app. On the left side, click on System to open the System category page.
Step 2: Now, on the right side, click on Display to see the Display page.
Step 3: Click on Brightness to expand the same.
Step 4: 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 one or none of the options are available on your PC, move to the next method.
NOTE: Needless to say that these options will not be visible when you have connected your device to an external monitor.
Method 2 of 4
Disable automatic brightness via Intel Graphics Command Center
NOTE: Use this method only if the Intel Graphics Command Center app is installed on your PC. If you have AMD graphics instead, refer to the directions in Method 3 (scroll down to see).
When turned on, the Intel Display Power Savings option saves the power and extends the battery life by decreasing the backlight intensity. When you disable this feature, the battery life might take a slight hit.
Step 1: Use the search functionality to open Intel Graphics Command Center app.
Step 2: On the left side, click on System. On the right side, click on the Power tab to switch to the same.
Step 3: 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.
Method 3 of 4
Disable automatic brightness via AMD Radeon Settings
Step 1: Open AMD Radeon Settings.
Step 2: Check if the Vari-Bright option is turned on. If yes, please turn off the same.
Method 4 of 4
Disable adaptive brightness in BIOS/UEFI settings
Many computers have the option to turn on/off the adaptive screen brightness in the BIOS/UEFI. If none of the methods mentioned above helped you turn off the auto-brightness, you can check if your PC has this option in the BIOS.
Step 1: Restart your computer and access BIOS/UEFI settings. The instructions to access BIOS/UEFI vary by manufacturer. So, search the web for instructions.
Step 2: Check each tab in the BIOS/UEFI settings for an option called Dynamic Backlight Control or Dynamic Brightness Control. Turn off the same.