How to prevent your laptop screen from dimming

Ivan Jenic
by Ivan Jenic
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Passionate about all elements related to Windows and combined with his innate curiosity, Ivan has delved deep into understanding this operating system, with a specialization in drivers and driver troubleshooting. When he's not tackling... Read more
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How to prevent your laptop screen from dimming
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Automatic screen dimming on your laptop could be annoying sometimes. And in this article we’ll show you how to disable adaptive brightness feature which causes the screen of your laptop to dim.

The solution is very simple, and it requires just a couple of tweaks in your power plan.

Many modern laptops powered by Windows feature adaptive light sensors that adjust the brightness of the screen based on the ambient lighting.

But unfortunately, this feature doesn’t work like it supposed to work in Windows, and that could cause some problems with your experience.

How do I stop my screen from dimming in Windows 10?

  1. Disable adaptive brightness
  2. Update your display driver
  3. Disable display power saving on Intel PCs
  4. Disable the device

1. Disable adaptive brightness

  1. Click the Start button and select Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Click on Power & sleep from the left pane, then choose Additional power settings from the right.
  4. Click on Change plan settings next to your active power plan.
  5. Click on Change advanced power settings.
  6. Scroll down to Display, then switch off for both the battery and plugged-in modes.

If the problem with brightness changing annoys you constantly, perform the steps above to fix it. The feature is also available in Windows 10-powered laptops.

2. Update your display driver

2.1 Update drivers manually

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager from the list.
  2. Click on the Display adapters section to expand it.
  3. Right-click the adapter and select Update driver.
  4. Select Search automatically for drivers.Automatically search for drivers - Wireless drivers are missing
  5. Wait for the system to install the updated driver and restart your PC for the changes to take effect.

If you somehow still have this problem with the dimming screen, check if your display driver is up to date. Perform the steps above to update the driver manually.

2.2 Update drivers automatically

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3. Disable display power saving on Intel PCs

Also, if you’re using Intel’s graphics card, turn off the display power-saving technology feature. Many users confirmed these quick solutions worked for them.

Give it a try as well, as this may be a quick and easy answer to your laptop screen dimming issues.

4. Disable the device

  1. Right-click the Start button and select Device Manager.device manager
  2. Expand the Batteries section.
  3. Right-click the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery and select Disable device.

Some users succeeded in fixing this problem by disabling the Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery from Device Manager so you should also try that too.

If you have other problems with your computer’s screen, you can check out our article about solving the problem of pixelated screen of the PC or laptop.

That would be all, the display of your laptop shouldn’t dim anymore after you perform these steps.

If you have any comments, suggestions, or maybe some other solutions for this problem, feel free to write to us in the comments section below. We would love to hear your opinion.

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