Here is another problem that is faced by a lot of Windows 10 user, “brightness not working”. With Windows 10 running on millions of personal computers around the globe, there are many individuals who are making good use of their laptops to play games or watch videos. Having a brightness not working issue is bound to happen, so in this article, we are going to take a look at how we can fix that.
How to Fix Windows 10 Brightness Not Working Issue
Method 1: Update the Display Adapter Drivers
To fix this error, all you need to do is update the Display Adapter Drivers to the latest version, to do that, follow the given steps listed below;
Step 1. First of all, Right click on the Start menu and then click on ‘Device Manager’
Step 2. Now you will see the device manager Window. You need to find and expand the ‘Display Adapters’
Step 3. Now, you need to right click on the relevant driver and then choose the option ‘Update Driver’
Step 4. Next, you will be asked to select how you want to search for driver software. Simply select ‘Search Automatically for updated driver software’
Step 5. Now, your computer will search for driver updates on the internet.
Step 6. Wait until the driver installs on your computer. Once done, restart your computer.
Method 2: Using Microsoft’s Basic Display Adapter
Sometimes, Microsoft’s basic display adapter works well to fix most of the display driver related issue. In this method, we are going to use the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter to fix Windows 10 Brightness not working issue.
Step 1. First of all, right click on the Start Button and then select Device Manager.
Step 2. In the next step, double-click on the Display Drivers. Now find the display adapter driver and select ‘Update Driver’
Step 3. In the next step, select the option ‘Browse my computer for driver software’
Step 4. Now choose the option ‘Let Me Pick from a list of available drivers on my computer’
Step 5. In the next window, select ‘Microsoft Basic Display Adapter’
That’s it, you are done! Now your Windows 10 computer will install the Microsoft Basic Display adapter driver on its own. Once done, restart your computer, and the issue should be fixed by now.
Enable Adaptive Brightness
Well, if you are using a Windows 10 laptop, then you can use the all-new adaptive brightness feature. The feature uses the ambient light sensor to automatically adjust your screen’s brightness as per your surrounding. The best thing about Adaptive Brightness is that it can adjust brightness based on time and battery percentage. Here’s how you can use adaptive brightness.
Step 1. First of all, head to the Control Panel and then click on ‘Power Options’
Step 2. In the next step, you need to click on the Plan Settings. You will find the option next to the current power plan.
Step 3. Now, under the ‘Plan Settings,’ you need to click on ‘Change Advanced Power Settings’
Step 4. Next, you need to click on Display and there find and enable the option ‘Enable Adaptive Brightness’
That’s it, you are done! Now, just click on ‘Apply then ‘Ok’ to continue. From now, Windows 10 will automatically adjust the brightness as per the surroundings.
Display brightness is one feature in PC that can determine how long your PC’s battery get to last, the higher the display brightness is, the faster your PC’s battery dies.