Screen brightness doesn't adjust automatically after a reboot

Symptoms
Adaptive brightness is a feature in Windows that uses a light sensor (if one is installed on your device) to automatically adjust the display brightness to match the lighting conditions in your computer's surroundings.

Sometimes, in Windows 10, the brightness won't adjust automatically after a reboot.
Cause
An communication error occurs with the hardware while the system is booting.
Resolution
Restarting the device again should get adaptive brightness working again.
More information
For more information on adaptive brightness (ALS) see this MSDN page.
Properties

Article ID: 3129853 - Last Review: 12/21/2015 22:45:00 - Revision: 1.0

Windows 10

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