What is the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service?

An explanation of the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service in Windows 7.

What does the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service do?

Some laptops and tablet devices have sensors in their displays that adjust the brightness of their screens to match the light conditions around them. The Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service is responsible for automatically adjusting the screen brightness.

Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service details

  • Service name: SensrSvc
  • Description: Monitors ambient light sensors to detect changes in ambient light and adjust the display brightness. If this service is stopped or disabled, the display brightness will not adapt to lighting conditions.
  • Path to executable: C:\windows\system32\svchost.exe -k LocalServiceAndNoImpersonation
  • Startup type: Manual

Does my computer need the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service?

Your computer doesn’t need the ActiveX Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service. If the service is disabled the computer will not automatically adjust the screen brightness for you.

Should I disable the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service?

First off, I have to say that it’s best to leave service optimization up to Microsoft. With that said; if your computer doesn’t have an adaptive brightness sensor, or you don’t want to use this feature, disabling this service will not hurt anything.

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4 Responses to “What is the Adaptive Brightness (SensrSvc) service?”

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  1. hannry says:

    The SENSRSVC in my win7 cannot be enable. I also search for the dll file, it is not found in my win7 computer. What should I do ?


  2. qiplayer says:

    if you have one screen that goes black in surround or eyefinity (with 3 monitors) you solve the problem disabling the SensrSvc service.

    Thank you microsoft for this other untold and unwanted function. You have no idea how we use a pc, you won’t be able to make a good OS.

  3. Kashif says:

    Thanks You Very Much. For All Win 7 Services Information Because Now I Can Make My Own Optimization Service Registry File ;):)

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