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How to Adjust Screen Brightness

Instructions for adjusting the brightness settings on the Nintendo Switch console screen.

Additional Information:

  • Screen brightness can be adjusted only while in handheld mode or tabletop mode.
  • When "Automatic Brightness" is enabled, the screen brightness will adjust based on ambient conditions.

What to Do:

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 automatic brightness, or manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.

From within System Settings.

From the HOME Menu, select “System Settings" > “Screen Brightness” > "Automatic Brightness" > "On" or manually adjust the screen brightness by sliding the brightness level bar.