danny8200

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Which level brightness do you usually keep your iPhone at most of the time? I'm used to keeping it as low as possible to save battery life. Will turning up the brightness level to almost half way dramatically affect battery life? I know if it's turned on 100% it'll impact battery life, but about half way? I'm using a 6S.
 

Closingracer

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I have mine around 65%-70% and my phone easily lasts all day. Currently have an iPhone 6 plus. Did this for every phone I owned and ended up ok
 
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Jetcat3

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I'm at about 40-45% and I haven't seen too much of a battery drain at that brightness level. I'm using a 6s as well.
 
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danny8200

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I am trying to find a good balance between outdoors and indoors. I'm used to keeping it as low as possible, which is ok for indoors, but then the screen is hard to see in sunlight, so I have to be adjusting it all the time.
 

Jetcat3

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I keep auto brightness off and adjust it past 50% if I really need it (outdoors).
 

winxdon

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Auto. I used to worry so much about the battery level, now I'll just charge it when it needs to, I wouldn't want to compromise the user experience because I worry about the battery e.g. Low battery mode on the whole time to save battery?
 
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Auto-brightness does the trick.
Same. But I do tend to go a little farther, but then…well, jailbreaking lets me do that. :)

Auto Brightness tweak…

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I am trying to find a good balance between outdoors and indoors. I'm used to keeping it as low as possible, which is ok for indoors, but then the screen is hard to see in sunlight, so I have to be adjusting it all the time.
I keep it low about 20-25% when indoors as that for me is most comfortable. When I go outside I turn it up to 80-100%. Pull up from bottom is quite easy and fast so adjusting it isn't a problem for me. I don't like using auto function as I prefer it not jumping around in brightness.

Night shift is wonderful on the 6s Plus and iPad 2. When I turn it off, I can't believe how it strains my eyes at night.
 
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megagene

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I usually slide it up to 50% brightness and then back it off a hair. So I guess maybe 48% or so.
 

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Is there a why to know the exact present you using (without jailbreaking) ? also, is there an option to have two separate brightness setting for home and lock screens ?
 

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What about when in a dark room, or when you first wake up in the morning? Or when you use it in the car at night?

I might turn it down a little at night if I'm laying on my bed, but I don't dock it near my bed (keep it in the home office) and when I wake up in the morning I don't look at it other than a glance when I pull it off the charger and it lights up, so 100% brightness doesn't bother me then. Also don't really use it in the car, but if I do, I'm probably wide awake and in an urban area so the brightness doesn't bother me anyway.
 

james126

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Which level brightness do you usually keep your iPhone at most of the time? I'm used to keeping it as low as possible to save battery life. Will turning up the brightness level to almost half way dramatically affect battery life? I know if it's turned on 100% it'll impact battery life, but about half way? I'm using a 6S.

Usually about 60%, with auto brightness turned on. I've sometimes felt that in more recent versions of iOS the "auto brightness" is somewhat sticky in nature, i.e. if you have auto brightness turned on, but manually adjust the brightness to 80%, it will stay around 60-100% for the next hour or so. Note that this is purely anecdotal though.

Higher screen brightness definitely results in faster battery consumption, but it's not as large a factor as many people think.
 
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Armen

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Which level brightness do you usually keep your iPhone at most of the time? I'm used to keeping it as low as possible to save battery life. Will turning up the brightness level to almost half way dramatically affect battery life? I know if it's turned on 100% it'll impact battery life, but about half way? I'm using a 6S.

Auto-brightness 100% of the time. I leave it to the light sensor to determine how bright or dim the screen should be based on the ambient conditions of where I am at rather than leaving it at a static number or adjusting it manually myself.
 
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