auto brightness are you using it

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Scarpad, May 9, 2010.

  1. Scarpad macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    I find that the auto brightness control really dims the screen quite a bit are you guys using it or not?
  2. gosabres1984 macrumors regular

    May 9, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    I don't use it, I've noticed that the battery life on the iPad lasts long enough for my liking, so I prefer a bright screen.
  3. steel magnolia macrumors regular

    Jan 12, 2008
    South Florida/ N.C.
    I don't think mine even works but I have left it on.

  4. medicscott macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2009
    san diego
    i agree. my auto brightness really does nothing. i have to change manually. blows
  5. ijen0311 macrumors 65816


    Jul 4, 2009
  6. Jkazmeyer macrumors regular

    May 2, 2010
    Madison TN
    I thought mine was broken too.... Maybe we are just used to how sensitive the auto brightness on the iPhone is... Mine changes sometimes with minute light changes... Not annoyingly so... But anyway... I have yet to see my iPad experience much change, even when going from a well lit room to a dark room or vice versa.... Any one else notice this?
  7. PsyD4Me macrumors 6502a


    Mar 11, 2009
    under your bed
    i use it, and it always keeps things dimmer than i want it to be....
  8. antiprotest macrumors 65816


    Apr 19, 2010
    If it's too dim, just set it so that it is still bright enough when the auto brightness dims it. The feature is still then still useful because it will brighten the screen when the room is bright, etc.
  9. Md2000 macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2010
    Wifi Phantom Menace?

    I ran across a posting somewhere that suggested having screen on minimum brightness PLUS auto-brightness off was responsible for my wifi problems.

    I would find that recently my iPad started an odd behavior... the iPad dropped my wifi connection when it went to sleep. uUnlike other such complaints, it did not forget the WEP key. It just forgot this was a known network, making me go to preferences an select the network. It did not ask to join automatically even though that was the selected option... Since I have changed brightness level above minimum, I have not lost my wifi connect when the iPad goes to sleep...

    WTF? Use brightness settings with caution... :confused:
  10. VetPsychWars macrumors newbie

    May 3, 2010
    I'm using it. I noticed that it is quite slow to adjust. If you put your hand over the sensor, it takes a good ten seconds before the display dims.

    After pondering it for a while, I think that's a good thing. You don't want the display jumping from bright to dim just because the sensor is temporarily in a shadow.

    Because it's so slow, that might be why you don't think it's working.

  11. cjbryce macrumors 6502


    Jun 4, 2008
    This makes perfect sense to me and if it is the way it works, this is far better than and immediate reaction. I wish my car's built-in display screen worked like that - most annoying when driving along tree-lined roads!
  12. gigaguy macrumors 65816

    Apr 19, 2010
    Oh apple mentions this, I thought it was weird that's Apples response to Wifi problems mentioning not to have dim setting all the way down.

    As far as auto-dim, I don't use it. I think it uses more battery juice and has minimal effect for me. I use SBSettigs in jailbreak, all the common settings are on a fast pop-up window, not need to dive into menus for most used settings.

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