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iPad Bro

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Yeah, so my screen keeps auto dimming for some reason and then after a few minutes the brightness flickers back to the normal level. Is there a reason for this or is this a defect? Thanks.
 

iPad Bro

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Can anyone please help me with this? Could I do a hard reset (if so, how do you do that?) or should I try something else like a complete factory reset? I really don’t want to send it back. Best Buy told me they don’t have replacement units, so I would be waiting for stock to replenish just to get my iPad again.
 

LFC2020

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I turned off auto brightness and it’s still doing it. Ugh.
Sounds like you might have a faulty unit, I’ve never used auto brightness, not seeing my display dim at all, return it for a new one.

Have you tried restoring first to see if that fixes your problem?
 

PBG4 Dude

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I’m going through this on my iPhone 11. Just had to reboot it to get full brightness back, as the screen was unreadable outside. Rebooting it did the trick, for now. I’m on 14.6 on my phone.

Haven‘t noticed it on my iPad though.
 
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iPad Bro

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I did a hard reset and no problems yet, but I don’t know if that’ll last. PBG4, did you reboot your iPhone with a hard reset or a complete factory reset?
 

iPad Bro

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I just turned it off and back on again.
Oh, I see. Well, I turned off my iPad Pro this morning and that didn’t fix it. Like I said, I did a hard reset and so far so good. I’m really hoping I don’t have to return this bad boy, because I’ll be waiting probably a month or more before Best Buy gets more stock in. That would be a real bummer.
 

iPad Bro

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Well, it just did it again. I guess it’s going back. Oh well.
 

iPad Bro

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Yeah, I do have some good news on my front. The Best Buy that is about an hour away has the 12.9” Space Gray in stock (I have Silver) and I can go there tomorrow morning and exchange it. I actually wanted it in Space Gray originally, so this might work out for the best. I’m just happy I don’t have to wait for it.
 

iPad Bro

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Well, unfortunately I read that wrong and the Best Buy that had 1 (and only 1) iPad Pro was 29 miles past the location that was an hour away from me. Just can’t do that, so I’ll be sending it back via UPS tomorrow and waiting for my refund. Then hopefully the Space Gray is still in stock by that time and I can place my order by Thursday or Friday of next week. I’m really disheartened by all of this, but I guess it happens to the best of us. :(
 

mi7chy

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What app are you running and is the device getting warm when it dims? Might be normal heat management behavior where it dims the screen. Try replicating whatever you're doing on another device like a store demo to see if it behaves the same.
 

iPad Bro

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I’ve just mostly been using Spotify and Google Chrome. I’ve noticed it was hot before, but only once did I even check. I would check a store demo, but the closest place that would have one (a Best Buy) is an hour away and that’s not somewhere I can just drive to casually. Thanks for the inquiries, though. I appreciate any concerns/help with this problem I can get! :D
 

cardfan

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Well, unfortunately I read that wrong and the Best Buy that had 1 (and only 1) iPad Pro was 29 miles past the location that was an hour away from me. Just can’t do that, so I’ll be sending it back via UPS tomorrow and waiting for my refund. Then hopefully the Space Gray is still in stock by that time and I can place my order by Thursday or Friday of next week. I’m really disheartened by all of this, but I guess it happens to the best of us. :(

You’re not willing to drive the extra mile? I feel like you’re letting the other iPad Bros down.
 

iPad Bro

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Well, it would suck pretty bad if I drove an hour and a half (at least) just to get here and them not have it. I can’t call the individual store to make sure they have it either, so anything could happen. I might change my mind by in the morning, but I doubt it.
 

LFC2020

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I’ve just mostly been using Spotify and Google Chrome. I’ve noticed it was hot before, but only once did I even check. I would check a store demo, but the closest place that would have one (a Best Buy) is an hour away and that’s not somewhere I can just drive to casually. Thanks for the inquiries, though. I appreciate any concerns/help with this problem I can get! :D
Get rid of chrome ?‍♂️ No one should be using that spyware garbage these days
 

LFC2020

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Well, what browser do you suggest I use then? I’m not a big fan of Safari.
For me safari is the fastest and best optimised for apple devices, honestly anything but chrome. Maybe someone can chip in and recommend one.
 
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iPad Bro

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I’ll take suggestions, but I’ll also give Safari another chance once I get a replacement. I’m just not used to it.
 
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Get rid of chrome ?‍♂️ No one should be using that spyware garbage these days
For me safari is the fastest and best optimised for apple devices, honestly anything but chrome. Maybe someone can chip in and recommend one.
The web browser that comes bundled with the operating system will obviously be the most optimized.

Maybe pick Mozilla Firefox if you really do hate Google Chrome for whatever reason.
 
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iPad Bro

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I don’t hate Google Chrome. I’ve been using it for many, many years as my primary browser. It’d be weird to switch now. o_O
 
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