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How to Adjust Screen Brightness

In this article, you'll learn how to adjust the screen brightness settings on a Nintendo Switch system.

Important: Auto-brightness is unavailable on Nintendo Switch Lite. Screen brightness can only be adjusted manually on this system.

Complete these steps

Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch – OLED Model

Note

  • Screen brightness can be adjusted only while in handheld mode or tabletop mode.

  • When Auto-Brightness is enabled, the screen brightness will adjust based on ambient conditions.

Screen brightness can be adjusted in the following ways:

From the Quick Settings Menu.

  1. Press and hold down the HOME Button for at least one second to open the Quick Settings Menu.

  2. Enable/disable Auto-Brightness, or manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.

From Within System Settings.

From the HOME Menu, select System Settings, then Screen Brightness, then Auto-Brightness Adjustment, and finally select On or manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Screen brightness can be adjusted in the following ways:

From the Quick Settings Menu.

  1. Press and hold down the HOME Button for at least one second to open the Quick Settings Menu.

  2. Manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.

From Within System Settings.

From the HOME Menu, select System Settings, then Screen Brightness, then manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.