How to change the brightness in Windows 11 – Beebom | Hot Mobile Press

Sometimes, seemingly basic issues pop up on Windows 11 PCs that frustrate the user endlessly. For example – Bluetooth switch may be missing in Windows 11 or microphones may not work at all, no matter what solution you try. And recently we heard that the brightness slider is missing from Windows 11 for many users. You cannot change the brightness in Windows 11 either from the quick settings panel or from Windows settings. If you are also facing this problem, in this guide we have explained how to solve the brightness controller is missing issue. So let’s dive in and learn how to adjust screen brightness in Windows 11.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 (2022)

In this tutorial, we added three methods to change the brightness level in Windows 11. Apart from that, we have added several fixes in case the brightness slider is missing from your Windows 11 PC. Expand the table below and go to any section.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 via quick settings

The easiest way to change the brightness in Windows 11 is through the Quick Settings panel. Microsoft has improved its Action Center and integrated all the essential toggles and sliders into the Quick Settings panel. Here’s how to adjust brightness in Windows 11 via the revamped Quick Settings menu.

1. Click on the Quick Settings pane. from the lower right corner of the taskbar. You can also use the Windows 11 keyboard shortcut “window + a‘ to open quick settings immediately.

2. Now, next to the sun symbol, Drag the slider to change the brightness level in Windows 11. It’s pretty simple, isn’t it? In case the brightness slider is missing from your Windows 11 PC, proceed to the last section to fix the problem.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 via quick settings

Change the brightness in Windows 11 in Windows settings

Aside from the Quick Settings pane, you can go to the Settings app and adjust the brightness from there. Here is the path you need to navigate to change screen brightness in Windows 11.

1. Press “Windows + me‘ to immediately open the Settings app.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 in Windows settings

2. Next, from the “System” menu, openadvertisement‘ in the right pane.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 in Windows settings

3. Here you can see the brightness slider at the top. pull that brightness control to adjust the screen brightness on your Windows 11 PC according to your needs.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 in Windows settings

4. If you wish Disable auto-brightness In Windows 11, expand the “Brightness” menu and uncheck the “Help improve battery life by optimizing the displayed content and brightness” checkbox. That’s it.

Change the brightness in Windows 11 in Windows settings

Adjust screen brightness in Windows 11 with dedicated keys

If you’re running Windows 11 on a laptop, chances are your laptop comes with a dedicated button to change the screen brightness. The brightness adjustment keys are generally located near function keys on the top row of the keyboard or the navigation keys. This is how you can change the brightness in Windows 11 with a hotkey.

1. On your keyboard: Look for the sun icon in the function button bar at the top. It should be next to F2, F3, F4, F5, F11, or F12. On other laptops, the screen brightness button may be next to other function keys or near the arrow keys, so check it carefully. One button has a lit sun icon that increases screen brightness, and another has a lower sunbeam that lets you lower the brightness.

Adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11 with the dedicated button

2. You will find another key called “Fn” (Function) on the bottom left row next to “Ctrl”. You need to Press and hold the Fn key and then press the brightness up or down key to change the brightness level on your Windows 11 PC. In this way, you can quickly adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11 with a special keyboard shortcut.

note: On some laptops, you don’t need to press the “Fn” key. Simply pressing the appropriate button changes the brightness level.

Adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11 with the dedicated button

Brightness slider missing / brightness not working in Windows 11? Repair here!

If the brightness slider is missing from Quick Settings or the Windows Settings app, it means only one thing — your display drivers aren’t installed properly. In such a scenario, you cannot change the brightness and the screen brightness remains at the maximum level. To fix Windows 11 brightness not working issue, follow our guide below.

1. Press “Windows + X‘ to open the quick links menu. Here click on “Device Manager”.

Brightness slider missing / brightness not working in Windows 11?  Repair here!

2. Next, expand the “display adapter” menu and right-click on the graphics card installed in your PC and select “Uninstall device“. Go ahead and uninstall the graphics adapter. If you have multiple graphics cards, uninstall the others as well. Don’t worry, the display drivers will be restored after a while.

Brightness slider missing / brightness not working in Windows 11?  Repair here!

3. Now easy Restart your PC. As soon as your computer boots up, Windows 11 will try to find and install the latest drivers for your display. Make sure you are connected to the internet and wait a few minutes.

4. If the brightness slider is still missing in Windows 11, open Device Manager again and right-click on the graphics card. Choose here “update drivers“ from the context menu.

Update display driver

5. In the next window select “Search for drivers automatically“. Windows 11 searches the internet for the best display driver and installs it. Repeat this process for other graphics cards if you have more than one.

Update display driver

6. When Device Manager says your drivers are already up to date, click “Check Windows Update for updated drivers“.

Update display driver

7. Click here on “Check for updates“. After that, install all updates and restart your PC. This will surely bring the brightness slider back to your Windows 11 PC.

note: Microsoft even now bundles driver updates with Windows updates, so you need to keep your PC updated to have the latest display drivers.

Update Windows 11

8. If nothing has worked so far, read our article on updating drivers in Windows 11 and update the display driver via a Third Party Program or via the manufacturer’s website. We’ve added driver packs for HP, Acer, Asus, Lenovo and more.

iobit driver booster

Adjust the screen brightness in Windows 11

So, these are the three ways to change screen brightness in Windows 11. Furthermore, we have also mentioned a well-rounded solution in case the brightness is not working on your Windows 11 PC. Anyway, that’s all from us. If you want to check your graphics card on Windows 11, read our linked article. And to fix sound problems in Windows 11, we have a handy guide for you. If you have any questions, let us know in the comment section below.

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