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How To Change Brightness on Windows 10

To personalize how bright or dim and what colors a screen on Windows 10 will use, there are primarily two aspects that can control these behavior. They are:

  1. Screen brightness
  2. Night light

How To Change Screen Brightness on Windows

Chiefly, there are two approaches to changing the screen brightness. It’s either directly via the Action Center or going into the display settings.

Adjusting Screen Brightness via the Action Center

Step 1: As your first step, click on the Action Center icon (the right-most option from the taskbar). Some might even call it a Notifications Center. They’re both the same thing.

Windows 10 action center icon
Windows 10 Action Center icon.

Step 2: As soon as you click on the Action Center, you’ll notice a couple of options pop up in front of you. One of those would be a slider that allows you to either dim or brighten your screen. Use that slider to finalize your screen brightness — whatever you settle on. Plus, you can always come back here to make more tweaks.

the screen brightness slider from the windows 10 action center
The screen brightness slider from the Windows 10 Action Center.

Adjusting Windows 10 Screen Brightness From the Display Settings

There could be several ways to get to the display settings — to fine-tune your screen brightness; however, one of the quickest ways to get there is by following the steps below.

Step 1: Search for “change brightness level” in your start menu. Doing so will yield a system settings result with the same name. Once you find it, click on it.

searching in the start menu to change brightness level
Searching for “change brightness level” as shown.

Step 2: When you enter the display settings page, you’ll see a slider for Change brightness for built-in display, which essentially translates into, hey, you can alter how dark or vivid you want your screen to be.

What Is Night Light in Windows 10?

The concept of a night light emits from the fact that people use their computers up until late at night to wrap up their work or watch movies — before going to sleep. The only problem? Screens radiate out blue light. This blue light can disrupt sleep cycles and can cause more harm to your eyes than otherwise.

Turning on the night light reduces the amount of blue light and displays warmer colors that agree with your eyes.

Other Tidbits for the Windows 10 Night Light

This post isn’t specifically on the night light, but since it can play a role in how your overall screen looks like, I am delineating a few tidbits about it. (See below).

  • The strength of the night light level can be changed.
  • The night light is an independent feature of the Windows operating system and does not affect how you update your screen brightness.
  • You can even schedule night light times that suit your needs. Similar to how you can have timers on your coffee machines.

To self-learn more about this unique characteristic of Windows 10, search for “night light” in your start menu.

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In Closing

You can easily change brightness levels in Windows 10 in conjunction to using a night light. Both functionalities have an easy slider to calibrate the intensity to your satisfaction.

With the right combination, not only can you prolong your device’s battery life, but you will also protect your eyes for the long run.