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How to adjust the brightness of your Fitbit

Keep your Fitbit's screen visible by tweaking its brightness settings.
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December 7, 2022

You should learn how to adjust the brightness of a device’s screen on day one. Thankfully, the process is straightforward if you just purchased a Fitbit product. Whether you now own a flagship Sense or Charge, you can find detailed steps to adjust your Fitbit’s screen brightness below.

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On Fitbit's newer smartwatches, adjust the brightness through the quick settings shade. On other devices, navigate to the Settings icon to adjust the device's brightness.

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How to adjust your Fitbit’s screen brightness

Adjusting brightness across Fitbit’s range differs slightly from device to device. However, if you know how to navigate the Settings app on your smartwatch or tracker, you’re already halfway there. Find granular steps to the company’s most popular devices below.

A Fitbit Versa 4 on a user's wrist displays the colorful Playpen watch face.
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Versa 4

Fitbit Sense 2 and Versa 4

  • Swipe down from the device’s clock screen to open the quick settings shade.
  • Tap on the brightness icon to cycle through the brightness options.
    • You can set the screen as Max, Normal, or Dim.

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

  • From the device’s clock, swipe left to open the quick settings.
  • Tap on the Brightness icon.
  • Tap the + or icons to toggle between Dim, Normal, and Max brightness settings.

Fitbit Versa 2, Versa, and Versa Lite

  • From the device’s clock, swipe right through the apps.
  • Tap on the Settings app, then tap the Brightness section to cycle between Dim, Normal, and Max brightness settings.
Fitbit Charge 5 Review vs Fitbit Charge 4 In Hand
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Fitbit Charge 5, Inspire 3, and Luxe

  • Swipe down from the device’s clock, and tap on the Settings icon.
  • Tap Display Settings.
  • Tap the Brightness icon to cycle through Dim, Normal, and Max brightness settings.

Fitbit Charge 4

  • Swipe left from your device’s clock, then tap Settings.
  • Tap Brightness to cycle through Auto, Dim, and Normal settings.

Fitbit Inspire 2

  • Swipe down from the device’s clock, and tap on the Settings icon.
  • Toggle Dim Screen to On to enable low brightness mode. The Inspire 2 does not feature the usual three brightness levels on other Fitbit devices.

See also: The best Fitbit smartwatches and trackers you can buy


FAQs

Most Fitbit smartwatches and its newer trackers, especially those with OLED screens, are bright enough to view outdoors. The only device we struggled to view in direct sunlight was the Inspire 2.

Yes. Opting for the Max setting will drain your battery much faster. Usually, the Dim option is good enough indoors, while the Normal option suits a cloudy day.