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byron_hinson

macrumors 6502
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Jun 3, 2003
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Just replaced my iPad 4 with an iPad Air and first issue I have noticed is that it was way too bright for me. As I did a restore from backup the auto-brightness was set to on but wouldn't ever dim down - if i went into brighter rooms it would shoot up but never come down again if i returned to a darker place.

The only way the brightness level will go down is if I lock the ipad first then reopen it. Obviously I can turn off auto-brightness and set my levels but this was something that worked perfectly on my older iPad!
 

caesarp

macrumors 6502a
Sep 30, 2012
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Just replaced my iPad 4 with an iPad Air and first issue I have noticed is that it was way too bright for me. As I did a restore from backup the auto-brightness was set to on but wouldn't ever dim down - if i went into brighter rooms it would shoot up but never come down again if i returned to a darker place.

The only way the brightness level will go down is if I lock the ipad first then reopen it. Obviously I can turn off auto-brightness and set my levels but this was something that worked perfectly on my older iPad!

I think auto brightness usually worked that way (only reset after the device was locked). Doesnt' seem right, but that's how it works on my ipad Air. It won't change if the lights go up or down while you are using. But it will change if you lock your ipad and change the lighting level.
 

byron_hinson

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 3, 2003
353
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Ahhh my iPad 4 and iPhone 5 both change brightness up and down as i walk around - its only the iPad air that doesn't!
 
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