Display Brightness Ambient Light Sensor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by arthursiew, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. arthursiew macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    I thought Apple said that the brightness will go brighter when it's darker, and get dimmer when it's brighter. Why is mine doing the opposite?
  2. paulbeattie87 macrumors regular

    Aug 17, 2008
    North East Scotland
    Sit in bright light and cover the webcam, what happens? Does the screen stay the same (bright) or change (dim)?
  3. Ivan P macrumors 68030

    Ivan P

    Jan 17, 2008
    Nope, it dims in low-light conditions and brightens when there's a lot of light. Think of it this way; if you're in a dark room then it's going to be easy to see what's on the screen when it's dimmed. If you're sitting in bright sunlight, then the screen needs to be brighter otherwise you won't see anything (or it will be very hard to see). The way it's working for you is the way it's supposed to work :)

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