iPhone 11 Pro Do you use auto brightness?

The Game 161

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Or do you adjust it? Got to say i normally use auto brightness but think maybe i may just have it on full brightness in the day as with the pro max battery life won’t be a concern.
 

UKapple73

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I found in darker conditions the auto brightness would make the display kind of strobe, think it’s the PWM that oled uses to control brightness. However with auto off, it doesn’t do that.
 

iFone88

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Always auto.... Only time I need to ever adjust it manually is if I am watching a video in the dark
 
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indychris

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Ever since auto brightness has been an option, I’ve never been able to get to adjust consistently for me. I still keep it one as it works part Of the time, but I find myself often making manual adjustments which is so easy I don’t even think about it.
 

wepiii

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I don’t think most people understand exactly how auto brightness works...

the way it’s supposed to work, and the way it works best is this:

turn Auto brightness on, and whenever you notice the brightness being to high, or to low, go and adjust it manually to where you want, either in control center or settings. From now on, when you are in an identical lighting situation, your phone will remember the setting that you preferred, and automatically set the brightness to where you liked it per those lighting conditions. Obviously, the more you manually adjust, the better your phone gets at putting you on the correct brightness.

Using this method, i am rarely ever not exactly where I would want to be brightness wise
 

UKapple73

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Sep 13, 2014
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I don’t think most people understand exactly how auto brightness works...

the way it’s supposed to work, and the way it works best is this:

turn Auto brightness on, and whenever you notice the brightness being to high, or to low, go and adjust it manually to where you want, either in control center or settings. From now on, when you are in an identical lighting situation, your phone will remember the setting that you preferred, and automatically set the brightness to where you liked it per those lighting conditions. Obviously, the more you manually adjust, the better your phone gets at putting you on the correct brightness.

Using this method, i am rarely ever not exactly where I would want to be brightness wise
Does it really work like this though? I’ll give it another try but in my experience over the years, it just goes to near full brightness straight away as soon as there’s some decent light around. Maybe I wasn’t adjusting it enough to train it ........
 

wepiii

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Does it really work like this though? I’ll give it another try but in my experience over the years, it just goes to near full brightness straight away as soon as there’s some decent light around. Maybe I wasn’t adjusting it enough to train it ........
works excellent for me. Give it a week and see
 

SoN1NjA

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No it’s obnoxious, would always change the setting when I didn’t want to

For example, at nite it would always turn above 0% when obviously I don’t want it to be above that

And when I was indoors, during daytime, I’d watch video of nite scenes and turn it to 100%, but it would always go back down
 

zakarhino

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I have it enabled but I frequently change it manually. It's useful for transitioning between dark and light environments but I often need to tweak it to be comfortable. A lot of the time I'm actually decreasing the brightness to an unreasonable degree because I'm trying to conserve battery. I'm constantly unlocking my phone to quickly change tracks when I'm commuting and don't need my iPhone to be too bright/readable just to quickly change tracks, better to save the battery life.
 

UKapple73

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Also it seems Apple have gone out of their way to make sure people don’t turn it off, by firstly moving the toggle waaay out of the way, and constantly reminding you in the battery section that you can save battery by having it on. They must think there’s major battery savings to be had with auto on? Probably also to discourage people from adjusting all the way up and then forgetting about it, drastically reducing battery life
 

TrueBlou

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Sep 16, 2014
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I never, ever used auto, until I got my X and decided to give it a go after all these years.
It’s been better than I expected, so now I just use auto all of the time. Much easier than my constant fiddling with brightness.
 

UKapple73

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I prefer to set my own. I think it looks more vibrant somehow with auto off.
ive setup some shortcuts to specific brightness levels
 

now i see it

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Auto brightness is convenient in some situations and horrible in others. So I use it sometimes and turn it off sometimes