Auto Brightness Missing

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by uplusd, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. uplusd macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008
    Silicon Valley
    Hi all,

    After upgrading to iOS 6, my auto brightness setting on my iPhone is missing. I've tried a clean install as well. The setting does show up on my iPad.

  2. Kalvin00 macrumors regular

    Sep 16, 2004
    Hmm, that is worrying.

    Must be another revolutionary new feature.

    I'm assuming it's not working?
  3. uplusd thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 8, 2008
    Silicon Valley
  4. ryanide macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2002
  5. pullfocus macrumors 65816


    Sep 17, 2009
    LA, CA
  6. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    It's the one feature that really works. No more dimming at night.
  7. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    I never used auto dimming because it didn't work the way I wanted it to.

    It would actually do the opposite. At night I want it dimmer because it gets too bright. In the day I want it brighter because it's harder to see in the sunlight.

    Anyway, even my gf here in Japan said, "you have to do all of that just to dim your iPad/iPhone?"

    At least with iOS 6 there is now a dimmer slider in the app tray. Don't know why they couldn't do that with iOS 5.
  8. tcb9289 macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
    Sorry if I'm way out of the loop on this . . .but where is the dimmer slider in the app tray? You mean the app switcher tray?
  9. patent10021 macrumors 68030


    Apr 23, 2004
    Hi, Yup. At least its there on the iPad with iOS 6. Should be the same with iPhone and iOS 6.
  10. jasko macrumors 6502


    Dec 26, 2006
    Yeah, auto-dimming does not work for me. SUPER bright at night before bed. :eek:
  11. Appleseeds macrumors regular

    Sep 2, 2012
    It's only on he iPad


    No iPad only
  12. tcb9289 macrumors member

    Mar 11, 2011
  13. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    This is exactly how my auto dimming works. It starts off dark then it brightens like in the sun or a bright room, and dims when its dark.

    It would never auto dim for me in iOS 5, not sure whether it was supposed too. But it does on iOS 6......on occasion. :rolleyes:
  14. Jdem2 macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2011
    NJ and PA
    It is there for me but does not work at all! I use it first thing in the morning so the phone dims in my dark bedroom and since 6 (even with a clean install) it does not work at all.

    Just one of the things on my list of crap that seems broken in iOS6 for me.
  15. cratertycho macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2012
    I have the same issue, the auto brightness toggle disappear on my iphone 4.
    I bought it second hand and just notice this problem.

    Another serious issue is that the proximity sensor is not working as well. Not sure if they are related at all... or the previous owner replaced the screen before and stuff it up.

    I am now trying to restore it and see if it helps.

    Anyone else have the same problem?
  16. jeremiah239 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 1, 2007
    239 Area, FL
    The iPad has had this before iOS6 and no it's not on the iPhone.

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