Auto Brightness - On, Off or Auto?

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  1. thomamon macrumors 65816

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    What is the best setting for this on an iPhone 4? I read somewhere that the auto kills the battery quicker, but the person never responded to if it should be on or off.
     
  2. telarmago macrumors member

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    Common sense would dictate the existence of only 2 options: on or off.
     
  3. fsck-y dingo macrumors 65816

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    From what I think....

    1) Best for battery life probably is off and have it very low.

    2) Best for looking at the gorgeous screen is to have it off and somewhere close to 50% brightness.

    3) Best compromise might be setting it to 50% or just under and turn auto brightness on.

    I go with #2 because the iPhone 4 battery life is very good and I love to see see the high quality screen in all its colorful goodness. :D Since it's hard to give an exact percentage of brightness I'll say that mine is set between the two letters in Auto-Brightness.

    If I'm wrong then it's ok with me because I'm happy with how things are going so far.
     
  4. ianray macrumors 6502

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    You cannot be wrong if you're happy :D

    IMHO the light sensor uses an insignificant amount of power compared to the display backlight. Try 'auto' with a comfortable slider setting, and see if it works for you in your environment and usage... :)
     
  5. thomamon thread starter macrumors 65816

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