How to Fix Brightness Control Not Working on Windows 11

If you have been using Windows 11, you might already know the operating system is not entirely bug-free. You will face more problems if you are using a Dev builds of Windows 11, like Start Menu not working, sound not working, brightness control not working, etc.

Recently, we have received many messages from our readers asking about how to fix Windows 11 Brightness problems. Users have reported that Windows 11 brightness control is not working, and they cannot adjust the screen brightness of their laptop/computer. Furthermore, some users have reported that Windows 11’s display brightness is automatically increasing and decreasing.

So, if you are using Windows 11 laptop and facing the same problem, you are reading the right guide. In this article, we will share some of the best ways to fix the Windows 11 Brightness problem in easy steps.

4 Best Methods to Fix Brightness Control Not Working on Windows 11

Please note that the methods we have shared also work on Windows 10 and other older versions of Windows. That means you can follow the same methods to fix brightness not control not working problem on every Windows version. Let’s check out.

1) Update the Display Driver

Well, Display Driver is the first that you should update if the brightness control is not working on your Windows 11 computer. Sometimes, the brightness control doesn’t work due to an outdated or buggy display driver.

So, before trying anything else, make sure to update the Display Driver of your PC to fix Windows 11 brightness control not working problem. Here’s how you can update the Display Driver in easy steps.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Device Manager.

Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager, expand the Display Adapters option as shown below.

Display Adapters

3. Now, right-click on your GPU or display adapter that powers your display and select the Update Driver option.

Update Driver Software

4. On the next Window, click on the Search automatically for the updated driver software option as shown below.

Search automatically for the updated driver software

That’s it! You are done. Now Windows 11 will automatically search for the available updates, and if it finds any, it will install it on your device.

2) Use Microsoft’s Basic Display Adapter

Many users have reported fixing Windows 11 brightness control not working issue by switching to Microsoft’s Basic Display Adapter. If Windows 11 is incompatible with the display driver you are using, you won’t be able to control the brightness. Here’s how you can use Microsoft’s Basic Display Adapter on Windows 11.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Device Manager.

Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager, right-click on the Display driver and select the Update Driver option.

Update Driver Software

3. On the next screen, select the option ‘Browse my computer for driver software’.

'Browse my computer for driver software'

4. On the next screen, click on the Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer option and select Next.

Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

5. On the Select the device driver screen, select Microsoft Basic Display Adapter and click on the Next button.

Microsoft Basic Display Adapter

That’s it! You are done. After making the above changes, restart your computer. This will most probably fix the Windows 11 brightness control not working issue.

3) Rollback Display Driver to the Previous version

If you are experiencing problems related to brightness control after installing a system update, you need to roll back the Display Driver to the Previous version.

It’s pretty easy to roll back the display drivers to the previous Windows 11 operating system version. For that, you need to follow some of the simple steps shared below.

1. First of all, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Device Manager.

Device Manager

2. On the Device Manager, right-click on your display adapter and select Properties.

Properties

3. On the Properties window, click on the Roll back driver button (if available).

Rollback driver

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can fix Windows 11 brightness control not working issue on a laptop/computer.

4) Run SFC Command

If all of the above methods have failed to fix the Brightness not working issue on Windows 11, you need to run the SFC Command. Brightness control not working or users unable to adjust the display brightness is often a result of system file corruption.

SFC or system file checker tool will find and fix corrupted system files and will probably fix every brightness-related problem on your PC. Here’s what you need to do.

sfc /scannow

  • First of all, open the Windows 11 search and type in Command Prompt. Next, right-click on the CMD and select Run as administrator.
  • On the Command prompt, type in sfc /scannow and hit the Enter button.
  • Now, wait until Windows 11 completes the scan. Once the scan is completed, close the command prompt and restart your PC.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can run the SFC command on Windows 11 to fix the brightness control not working.

So, these are some of the simple ways to fix the Windows 11 brightness control not working issue. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.

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