Ambient Light Sensor

Discussion in 'iPad' started by vant, May 19, 2010.

  1. vant macrumors 65816

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    Has anyone noticed if their iPad changes brightness depending on lighting conditions? Mine does not change at all. From a bright room to completely dark, my MBP will change to lowest brightness setting but my iPad still stays bright as #@%!

    Anyone know where the sensor is so I can make sure mine isn't broken?

    Oh and is anyone annoyed at the lowest brightness setting? Using an iPad at 2AM in the morning with no lights on is a pain due to the minimum brightness being too bright.
     
  2. antiprotest macrumors 65816

    antiprotest

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    Sounds like yours is defective. I have no such problems.
     
  3. Battlestar macrumors 6502

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    Did you go into settings and make sure that it was enabled?
     
  4. JodyK macrumors 6502a

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    Mine doesn't seem to change either.


    Take that back just messed with it ... It works just not as big a difference as my MBP.
     
  5. saving107 macrumors 603

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    same for me. it works, just not as well as my unibody MacBook
     
  6. vant thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Definitely on. I turn it off/on and it does change the brightness initially, but it doesn't change if I put my palm on it or a lit source. I'm going to take it in today.
     
  7. steel magnolia macrumors regular

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    Mine doesn't work as it should either, debating on taking it in but think I'll wait until the low stock/high demand settles down some. Not really a big deal to me as I can adjust brightness but it should work and doesn't so I would like to have what I paid for.
    Probably sounds silly but I have a sentimental thing for this iPad and really hate having to replace it, long story no one wants to hear!

    Patty
     
  8. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    My jailbroken iPad doesn't appear to be working either. Can anyone confirm that their jailbroken ipad's ambient light sensor definitely does work? Pretty sure mine worked before the jailbreak.

    If I put my thumb over the sensor (in a bright room) nothing happens. It's enabled in settings.
     
  9. thechungster macrumors regular

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    Hell it's never ever worked that well imo on the iPhone/iPod touch. I don't expect it to be any different. I just end up changing the brightness by SBSettings or something manually.
     

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