How to Stop Sun Glare on a Laptop

By Ashley Poland

Glare may not be avoidable in all situations.
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While turning up the brightness of your laptop screen can make it easier to see, glare is a factor in eye strain caused by computer use. When you're using a laptop by a window or outside, making small changes to how you're using the computer can help reduce the glare on your laptop screen.

Move the Laptop

If it's at all possible, move your laptop to another location where the sun is not directly at your back or above you. If you're outside, consider moving to a shaded location such as under a tree or umbrella. You can also buy sun-blocking screens to bring with you in the event that you must work outside. Sunglasses can also help reduce the strain of the glare, if the glare itself cannot be avoided.

Anti-Glare Screen Protector

If you find that you're frequently working in locations with a lot of sunlight, it may be worth your money to purchase an anti-glare screen protector for your laptop. These create more of a matte finish and often protect against both glare and fingerprints. While it won't stop all sun glare, it can drastically reduce the level of glare on your screen.