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Auto Brightness Feature in Windows 8.1 can Be Deactivated from Power Options Easily [How To Guide]

Posted in Windows10 years ago • Written by Hammad Rafique1 Comment

The auto brightness feature is greatly beneficial and it was initially introduced in Windows 8 that has been added to Windows 8.1 as well. Although it is an amazing feature for the users who do not want to do a manual setting in the display brightness. The system automatically updates the brightness of their display screen, but it has some shortcomings too. When you are using system and there is no proper light, you are not able to see in such darker condition. In fact, if you are using your system in a dark room or during night times, it would not be possible for you to see the contents properly.

The second problem is that your system keeps on varying the brightness of the display screen to match the enough light and it may be a bit frustrating for you. Luckily, you can turn this option off in Windows 8.1 easily. It does not need any third-party software. You just need to follow a few steps to do this task.

Steps to Disable Auto Brightness Feature in Windows 8.1

Step 1: First, you need to click the “Battery” icon on the taskbar. It will open before you the box containing the battery percentage. Here you need to click on the option “Adjust Screen Brightness” that can be found at the bottom of the box.

Battery icon on the Desktop Windows 8.1Step 2: Now, you will see the Power Saving Plan that is working, but you need to click on its option “Change Plan Settings” as it has been shown in the image below. You will be led towards the next window where you can see Edit options.

Power Options for Auto BrightPrecaution: You should be well-versed that your this step will only disable the Auto Brightness feature for your plan that is working. If you are trying to disable this option for any other plan that is not working, you should repeat the process again. It is because some users may have two or more power plans, so they need to repeat the entire process again for every power plan.

Step 3: Now you will be led towards the next window where you can see “Edit Plan Settings”. On this page you need to click the option “Change advanced power settings” in order to go ahead.

Edit Plan SettingsStep 4: Now you will see “Power Options” window where you need to click “Display” and then “Enable Adaptive Brightness”. Here you will find the Brightness percentage options “On battery” and “Plugged in”. You need to bring them on “0” to disable Auto brightness. Click to “Apply” this option and that’s it.

Power Save Option