Feels like looking at a flashlight at night

Discussion in 'iPad' started by aerodoc, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. aerodoc macrumors member

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    I love this thing, but it in a dark room it feels like I am looking at a flashlight. In fact it will brighten a room at night. I could use a brightness drop of 50 or 70% and it would still work good in a dark room. Plus it would save battery life.
     
  2. GamecockMac macrumors 6502a

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    You do realize the screen brightness is adjustable, right?

    What setting is yours on?
     
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  4. UCBruins macrumors member

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    He's right. I sleep next to my wife and try to read a book with the lights out. I have the brightness set all the way down and it is still really bright. The iPhone is easier to read with the lights out.
     
  5. custom875 macrumors member

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    Just wondering. Does this thing allow brightness to be set very low. My MBP is still a little bright when I am using it in a completely dark room.
     
  6. custom875 macrumors member

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    I thought I read somewhere that the Ibook application allowed the brightness to be set lower than other applications.
     
  7. aerodoc thread starter macrumors member

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    Brightness is set to min, first thing I did. Keeping my fingers crossed that a software update will fix this. I think I am getting headaches from it, but am also addicted!
     
  8. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    I wonder if there will be a way to decrease the brightness even more with an app available through jailbreaking.
     
  9. UCBruins macrumors member

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    You're right! I've been using the Kindle app since I couldn't find the book I was looking for on iBook. I just tested both apps and iBook does go considerably lower than the Kindle app!
     
  10. custom875 macrumors member

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    Man I really wish Apple would allow the overall brightness to be a low as possible. I am always using my computer in a dark room.
     
  11. leomac08 macrumors 68020

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    You might want to go sleep in the couch to let your wife sleep.:p
     
  12. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    Why, Apple, would you not make this universal? Or, if nothing else, allow Mobile Safari to do the same? Do you not think people are just as likely to be browsing the internet in a dark room as they are to be reading in a dark room?
    *end rhetorical questioning of company who rarely listens*
     
  13. Simgar988 macrumors 65816

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    I agree the screen dissent get dark enough. I wish it would dim WAY more
     
  14. cainnovacaine macrumors regular

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    But the iPhone is also considerably smaller. It's not the greatest experience to read in the dark, some light will help you. Most people would even agree, reading in the dark is not good for your eyes.

    Think about home theater setup for a second... The good ones use ambient or recessive lighting, or a light placed behind the screen.

    Your body isn't designed to state into a light.
     
  15. kurt711 macrumors newbie

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    It will be a feature in iPad3. 'New lower brightness, no glare screen'. They do listen, just a lot later and don't give credit to users who complain. On side note, I read books/pdfs on good reader app and it also allows for turning down the brightness...well by making background darker.
     
  16. 8CoreWhore macrumors 68020

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    White on black

    Go into General - Accessible - toggle white on black.

    It darkens the whole screen and makes the text white.

    Works like a charm on my iPhone.

    Ify ou don't care for that, get a small night light and light ip the area beyond where you see your ipad. It will improve things.
     
  17. RawBert macrumors 68000

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  18. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

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    What? You can't use it as an ebook reader in the dark? How very Kindlish. :D

    For what it is worth, any Kindle/Sony/nook e-ink reader + a cheap LED booklight is perfect in bed when your partner wants to sleep.
     
  19. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    You can also set it to toggle on triple click, which allows toggling in-app.
     
  20. pmcdn macrumors regular

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    Set the Ipad to invert the colors (settings). I do this in bed so I won't disturb my girlfriend.
     
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  22. CalMin macrumors 6502a

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    I agree. The thing is too dang bright at night. I love that it iBooks and kindle app have an extra low setting, but we should be able to set this globally.
     
  23. HLdan macrumors 603

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    I don't see anything wrong with using a common nightlight when reading book on the iPad. People do this exact thing when reading a standard paper book or a Kindle. Or as others have mentioned, use the Universal Access feature. Is it too much to ask for people to make small adjustments to accommodate their iPad usage? Everybody has different needs, Apple can't design the iPad to satisfy everyone.
     
  24. kirchnrd macrumors 6502

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    I use kindle and switch the background to black and white font. Problem solved. :)
     
  25. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

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    But you can, as was mentioned a couple times above. The options are in general->accessibility.

    I can triple click anywhere in anything and bam, toggles to reverse
     

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