Brightness at which level do you keep it at?

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  1. danny8200 macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  2. Closingracer macrumors 68000

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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
     
  3. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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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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  5. danny8200 thread starter macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  6. bufffilm macrumors 68040

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    Be easier to have a poll...about 32% (no auto-brightness enabled).
     
  7. Jetcat3 macrumors 6502

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    I keep auto brightness off and adjust it past 50% if I really need it (outdoors).
     
  8. VAGDesign macrumors 6502

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  9. winxdon macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    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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  11. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    100% all the time, always has been that way...i like to enjoy my crisp bright screens
     
  12. HEK macrumors 68030

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    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.
     
  13. megagene macrumors member

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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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  15. geta macrumors 6502a

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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 ?
     
  16. willmtaylor macrumors G3

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    Auto except when using some apps with lots of white when I am in a darkened room; then I just turn down a bit.
     
  17. hovscorpion12 macrumors 65816

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    I have my brightness right before the Bluetooth icon on Control Center. Around 45%
     
  18. maxsix Suspended

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    Kept at 30% returns the longest battery run times for my rather long heavy use daily.
     
  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  20. puma1552 macrumors 601

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    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.
     
  21. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Auto. No need to manually adjust, ever.
     
  22. james126 macrumors member

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    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.
     
  23. Armen macrumors 604

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    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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