How to adjust Surface Pro Screen Brightness

Microsoft Surface Pro is a 2-in-1 device that lets you switch between tablet and laptop by attaching a supported Surface Type Cover. It has the power of a laptop and the portability of a tablet with touch and ink support.

If you are new to the Microsoft Surface devices or Windows ecosystem, you probably can’t figure out how to control the device’s behavior including the adjusting screen brightness that is implemented differently by manufacturers. In this tutorial, we will show you 3 easy ways to change screen brightness on Surface Pro with or without a keyboard attached.

Note The following methods will apply to the Surface Pro lineup including Surface Pro (1st Gen), Pro 2, Pro 3, Pro 4, Pro (5th Gen), Pro 6, Pro 7, Pro X, and Pro 8.


Those are the top 3 easy and quick ways to adjust or change screen brightness on the Microsoft Surface Pro lineup. However, Surface and Windows 10 have many more advanced methods to control screen brightness, color, and behavior for Surface Pro. Hope we can cover those topics in our future posts.