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How To Make Laptop Screen Brighter Than Max?

Guide on how to make laptop screen brighter than max by using different methods in windows and mac, and with the help of third party softwares.
By Laptops Crunch Team | Updated On May 27, 2023
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How to make laptop screen brighter than max

The laptop screens are usually built in a way that adjusts themselves to the environment. Like, they get dim in an intense environment and get dazzling bright when the environment is bright.

However, these are automatic systems and cannot be perfect according to your use. What if you can make laptop screen brighter than max? Yes, you read it right! I know some technical methods and applications that will help you do so!

And, I aim to teach you all the brilliant and authentic techniques of increasing the brightness according to your choice right away!

All you have to do is to read the article till the end and pick your favorite method and apply! Here we go!

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Shortcut for laptop screen brightness

The method I’m going to share is the easiest one for computers and laptops. You will need to process with the keyboard, of course.

First, go to the icon that looks like the sun. It is the brightness icon on the keyboard. And, on the keyboard, you will find it on the F1 or F2 buttons. These buttons control the brightness.

So, once you find the icon, press the F2 key until you get the desired brightness. On one key, you will see the negative sign (-) with the sun icon, which means decreasing brightness.

shortcut for laptop screen brightness

And, the next key like F2 key will show (+) sign with the sun icon that means increasing the brightness. Keep pressing them until you get desired results.

See how easy it is! But that’s not all. The icon will differ on function keys varying on the keyboards. So, on my keyboard, the icon is located on F5 and F6 keys. (Just telling you in case you get confused. )

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How to increase brightness on windows 10?

To increase brightness on windows 10, there are three methods mainly. I will discuss all the three of them, and let’s start with the action center or the notification panel option.

Increasing brightness via notification panel

increasing brightness via notification panel

If your laptop has Windows 10 OS, first of all, find the icon on the rightmost bottom that is message box-shaped. You can find it on the very right side on the lower side of your taskbar. Now,  press Windows key and A key altogether or click that button.  You will see that the notification panel will open.

When you go beneath the shortcuts, you will see a brightness slider there. So, this is now as simple as setting your mobile phone brightness. Do the same like the mobile phone and change that slide either right or left to for increasing or decreasing the brightness.

However, if you can find any slider there, because this may sometime not appear, just go to Settings > Notifications & Actions > Edit Quick Actions.

You will find a brightness slider there. Here is another method for Windows 10 laptops to make screen brighter on windows 10.

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Third party utility use for laptop screen brightness

third party utility use for laptop screen brightness

We talked about setting the brightness with a slider on windows 10 laptops. But, what if the laptops doesn’t have a slider at all?  You don’t have to worry then. You can find innumerable third-party apps out there to get the job done.

Some of the most reviewed and free apps include f.luxDimmer, Win10 Brightness SliderCareUEyes,  etc. Many of these apps will come with different free features, but some will come only with the brightness panel. So, you have to download these and follow my above-stated method to slide the brightness left and right.

How to make a laptop screen brighter than max? (Using Color Calibration Wizard)

For making the brightness past the evident apex extremes, we will go with  the system’s Color Calibration Wizard. Here is what you will do now.

  1. Go to the system settings and press the Windows logo and I  keys together. Or, you can type and search Settings in the Windows Start Menu as well.
  2. Now, go to the System and then the Display settings.
  3. Scroll down Display settings to the Advanced display settings button.
  4. Now, first click on Advanced display settings, then go to Display adapter properties for Display 1, and then Color Management option.
  5. Now, as you see the Color Management. click on the Advanced tab that just appears on the right direction.
  6. Now, scroll down the Advanced tab and there will be Calibrate Display option.
  7. You will click on it and then click on Next and again Next. Now, you will see so many sliding bars there waiting for your click.
  8. These sliders will be in the middle by default so you can push them to the upper level to the maximum, and you can now see a new setup. 

Dragging it to the full will result in an entirely bright display and some crisp and lively colors that are amazing to my experience, and they are not eyeing scorching or too bright for the eyes. That’s what a user always wants.

If you have a desktop computer, you can go with the following steps for a brighter monitor on Windows 10. Here is what you will do: Go to the Start button, Now go to the Settings, now reach out to the System and Display, and now Advanced Display Settings.

Also, go to the adapter properties, and from there, you will go to the Color management button, and, last but not least, of course, click on the Calibrate. There will be slides, as I told you in the above paragraph, and you can set the brightness from there.

how to make a laptop screen brighter than max

Now what if you have a MacBook and face the same brightness issue as other users? Get here, all the MacBook users, because I got you all. Here is what MacBook users can do!

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How do I make the screen brighter on MacBook?

  1. Go to the F1 and F2 keys on your keyboard and press them. I already stated above that these keys will show you sun icons with positive and negative signs.
  2. Now you can adjust the brightness via System Menu then going to  Apple Menu, System Preferences and then the Display Settings.
  3. Or, as I stated above, you can also download Brightness Slider for the brightness sliders.
how do i make the screen brighter on macbook


Now, you have learned how to make a laptop screen brighter than max? And, you can now install apps, or use function keys to adjust the brightness according to your will!


Why is my windows laptop screen so dim?

Your windows laptops come with an automatic feature of setting the brightness. You can disable the setting if you don’t want the brightness to change automatically.

Can I change my screen brightness more brighter than max?

Yes, you can change the screen brightness by pressing the F1 or F2 buttons for low or bright settings. Or you can install free applications for getting the sliders for adjusting brightness.

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