Although Windows 10 can automatically detect and configure the appropriate display settings; you may also want to make sure your photos, videos, and games look at their best by manually calibrating your monitor, which is something the operating system can't accurately do automatically.

Fortunately, Windows 10, similar to previous versions, includes a color calibration utility to make sure your monitor is set to display the most accurate colors and black levels. Third party software can also be used so that a new color profile will be generated to all connected peripherals. Some image editing application will have such capability built-in. Some third party tools also use additional hardware. Windows calibration is covered below.

We'll walk you through the steps to calibrate the display on your PC, laptop, or tablet using the built-in Display Color Calibration utility.

How to calibrate a monitor for accurate colors

1. Use the Windows key + I keyboard shortcut to open the Settings app.

2. Click Display.

3. Click the Advanced display settings link.