How To Quickly Adjust Your Vita Screen’s Brightness

We’ve been asked “can you adjust the Vita’s brightness?” Thankfully, the answer is yes, and there’s even a shortcut.

Eric V emailed us:

Hey guys my Vita runs out of power quickly, can I make the screen less bright?

There are two ways to adjust the brightness. There’s the slow way – Settings, Sound & Display, Brightness. And then there’s the fast way (thanks wtGp) – simply hold down the PS button (the one with the blue light) when not in a lock screen, until you see this:

There, just adjust the brightness and then hit the PS button or the X to return to your game. Lowering the brightness will certainly improve your battery life, so is recommended for long trips or if you aren’t near a charger.

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