auto brightness

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by anonymous4a, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. anonymous4a macrumors 6502

    Aug 6, 2012
    How does the auto brightness setting work ? When you turn it on, you're still able to select how bright you want your screen to be. So auto brightness would be able to brighten or dim your screen up till where you selected ?
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    It generally works so you don't have to adjust it yourself essentially.
  3. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

    Apr 22, 2007
    You select a brightness level, and with auto-brightness enabled, the phone will automatically adjust to the surrounding light levels based on that benchmark level. If you do not enable auto-brightness, then the screen will stay the same, no matter how bright or dark your surroundings are.
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    Autobrightness will learn over time as you tweak the screen brightness for each environment. Eventually you don't have to mess with the brightness much anymore. The only exception seem to be pitch-black rooms (auto tends to go slightly too bright).
  5. Parasprite macrumors 68000


    Mar 5, 2013
    It has a mind of it's own sometimes but it can be overridden. It mainly just takes a bit to get used to.

    I leave it on on my iPhone because I rarely care how bright it is.
    I leave it off on my iPad because I only use 3 settings: Really bright, slightly dim (to not less distracting), and "oh #%!&, I only have 3% battery left".
  6. BJMRamage macrumors 68020


    Oct 2, 2007
    I hate in the AM when I pull my phone off the clock/dock and it brightens up the whole room. I normally have my brightness at half or less. i quickly either hold it against my body to keep it a darker room or try and turn it off.

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