How to Adjust Laptop Brightness

By Kefa Olang

For some users, a dim laptop screen is essential for viewing content, and for others a brighter screen is more ideal. Whatever your preference, you can increase or decrease your laptop monitor brightness so that it is ideal for you to use. While laptops vary depending on the manufacturer, they are generally similar when it comes to adjusting the screen brightness. Using these simple steps, set your screen brightness to the level that works best for you.

Step 1

Turn on your laptop and locate the brightness keys. They include a symbol of a bright or fading sun. If you are using a Mac laptop, you should see these symbols on the "F1" and "F2" keys. The F1 key enables you to decrease the brightness, and the F2 enables you to increase the brightness. Press the F1 or F2 keys repeatedly if you want to decrease or increase the brightness of your laptop monitor.

Step 2

Locate the "Fn" (Function) key if your laptop does not have specific buttons to adjust the brightness of your laptop. The "Fn" key is usually located in the lower-left corner of your keypad.

Step 3

Press and hold the "Fn" key and press the "up" arrow button to increase the brightness of your laptop screen. Press and hold the "Fn" key and press the "down" arrow key to decrease the brightness of your laptop screen.

Tips & Warnings

  • Refer to your laptop's operating manual if you are unsure how to adjust the brightness.