How to adjust brightness in TCL TV (2021)

We are back with another article titled “How to adjust the brightness on TCL TV”. Now, we all know how important a role brightness plays in one watching experience. We need a different type of vibe while watching different shows.

If you are a new user of TCL TV and facing a problem with adjusting the brightness, you are at the right place. Now without wasting time, let’s get started immediately.

How to adjust brightness in TCL TV

Now before discussing the ways, let’s understand the modes of the display first. There are two types of picture display in TCL TVs. The first one is the TV brightness, which affects the overall brightness of the picture displayed on your screen.

On the other hand, we have picture mode which, provides a picture preset according to the viewer’s preference. Every preset in picture mode holds different roles. Now let’s know how we can change the brightness based on these modes.


Method 1: Adjust brightness

This is the primary method which you need to follow in order to adjust the brightness of your screen. Follow these easy steps to do that.

  • Step 1: Press the gear icon

This button is present on the extreme right at the lower side of the remote. It is used to get the Settings menu. The settings of your TV will be displayed on the screen.

TCL TV remote
Image source: TCL TV(Google)

  • Step 2: Select picture setting

Usually, after pressing the gear icon, the picture setting is selected by default. But in your case, if it didn’t then, manually select Picture setting. Many options related to the picture will appear.


  • Step 3: Press OK

Press the ok button on your remote to confirm the option. You will see a different window open on your screen. A list of options related to pictures.


  • Step 4: Select Brightness

Find your required option and navigate down your cursor using the up and down arrow buttons on your remote to select it.


  • Step 5: Press ok

Click on ok to confirm the highlighted option. You will be directed to a new window now.


  • Step 6: Adjust the brightness

A brightness adjuster will appear on your TV screen. Use the left and right navigation arrows to increase or decrease the brightness. You need to move the brightness scale left or right to increase or decrease the brightness.


  • Step 7: Press the back button

After adjusting your brightness according to your need, press the back button present on the remote. The changes will be saved automatically. You will now return back to your home screen.


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Method 2: Adaptive brightness

This feature enables the user to adjust the brightness of the screen according to their surroundings and requirements. It is also a very effective way when it comes to power saving. Using this feature improves the battery of the TV.

  • Step 1: Go to settings

Use the arrow on your screen and open the settings. You can also open it, using the remote. The setting dialog box will appear showing, plenty of options.


  • Step 2: Select display

Navigate down the button and select display. All the features related to the display will now appear on your screen.


  • Step 3: Press ok

After highlighting your preferred option, press ok to confirm it.


  • Step 4: Click on adaptive brightness

Your screen will now adjust the brightness according to your environment and activities. You will notice the difference in the colors immediately.


  • Step 5: Press the back button

After selecting adaptive brightness, press the back button present on your remote to go back to the home screen.


Method 3: Adjust the picture mode

You can adjust the brightness of the television while streaming a show. You don’t need to pause your show and go back to settings.

  • Step 1: Press the * button

* icon or asterisk button is present on your remote. Find it and press it without pausing your show. An options dialog will appear on the left side. Many features related to the picture will appear on your screen.


  • Step 2: Adjust the brightness

Use the side arrows on your remote to adjust the brightness. Always remember that the up and down arrows are used to highlight where side arrows are used to change the setting.
Now to remove the options dialog box, press the asterisk button again to go back and enjoy your show.

Picture mode options displayed on TCL TV screen
Image source: TCL TV(Google)

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How to turn up brightness on TCL Roku TV

You can follow the primary steps given above along with the ones we are going to give now. But remember these steps are specifically for increasing the brightness.


  • Step1 :Press the asterisk button

This button is present on your TCL Roku remote.


  • Step 2: Go to advanced pictures setting

The picture setting dialog box will appear on your screen.


  • Step 3: go to local contrast and turn it off.

Do this step in order to turn off the local contrast or dimming.


  • Step 4: Turn off the dynamic contrast.

This will turn off the dynamic contrast giving you brighter screen.


  • Step 5: Select Brightness

Switch the brightness mode to brighter.

Picture display in TCL TV
Image source: TCL TV( Google)

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How to turn down brightness on TCL Roku TV?

Method 1: Switch to HDR mode

This method will help you turn down the brightness.


  • Step 1: Go to settings

Press the settings button on your remote. A dialog box will appear showing different options.


  • Step 2: Select picture mode

Use the navigation arrows to highlight your required option and press the ok button present on your remote.


  • Step 3: Change the mode

Change it to either the dark mode or HDR mode, according to your preference.


Method 2: Switch to Normal mode

  • Step 1: Play the video

Play the video in which you want to turn the brightness down.


  • Step 2: Press the * button

Press the * button on your remote to access the options.


  • Step 3: Change the TV brightness

Now change the TV brightness either to normal or dark according to your need.

TCL TV Picture settings
Image source: RTINGS(Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Why is my TCL TV so dark?

Answer: There can be many reasons behind your TCL screen being dark. First of all, check whether all the connections are intact. Faulty connections can make your screen go dark. Now check the brightness of the television. You can adjust it. Go to settings. Select picture mode. And now click on brightness and adjust it accordingly.

Q2. Why is my TCL TV not bright?

Answer: This can be due to your display settings. Adjust it. Read the article to know how.

Q3. How do I adjust the contrast on my TCL Roku TV?

Answer: You just need to follow these simple steps to adjust the contrast of your TCL TV. Start by playing any video. Now press the star or asterisk button on your remote. The picture display menu will open. Use your navigation arrows and highlight contrast. Use the right and left arrows to adjust it further.

Q4. How do I change the resolution on my TCL TV?

Answer: You can change the resolution on our TCL TV by following these simple steps. First, press the home button present on the remote. Go to settings. It must be present at the bottom of the page. Select display type from the menu displayed on your screen. Select the quality of resolution you want and press ok to confirm it.


Hope this article helped you. If none of these work you can restart your TV or factory reset it and then try these methods again. You can also contact the TCL support.