How to Turn On or Off Lower Screen Brightness when using Battery Saver in Windows 11

This post describes steps turn On or Off a feature to lower screen brightness when using battery saver in Windows 11.

When you enable battery saver, Windows will turn off some features, dim your screen brightness, reduce background activity, and limit most system notifications.

By default, battery saver turns on automatically when your battery reaches 20% power or less and automatically turn off when the computer is connected to a power source.

While using battery saver, the Display brightness is also automatically reduced to 30% by default. All these measures are there to prolong your Windows device’s battery life while in battery saver mode.

Lower screen brightness when using battery saver is another feature that you can turn on or off if using battery saver. For best HDR video experience, even in battery saver mode, you should turn off “Lower screen brightness when using battery saver“.

How to enable or disable lower screen brightness when using battery saver in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows can automatically reduce features to prolong the device’s battery life when running in battery saver mode.

If you want to still be able to view high quality video while in battery saver, you can turn off “Lower screen brightness when using battery saver“.

Below is how to do that.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. On Windows Settings app, click the System on the left, then select the Power & battery tile on the right pane as highlighted in the image below.

On the System > Power & battery settings pane, click on the Battery saver tile to expand. Under the Battery saver tile, toggle the switch button for “Lower screen brightness when using battery saver” to On or Off to enable or disable this feature.

If the switch is On, Windows will automatically dim the screen brightness in battery saver mode. If Off, the screen brightness will remain the save.

That should do it! You can now close Windows settings app.


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