How high do you have your brightness?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    50%, above that or below? I know some have it on auto brightness but to me I only use that when outside..as indoors it's just too dim. What do you all have it set up as and do you think it matters much battery life wise from say 40-60%?

    Mine is

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  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    100% always. There are other ways to save your battery life without having to sacrifice it I would think. Like turning off GPS, Bluetooth, and other things in the background. Rooting + Changing your CPU governor too.
     
  3. Krimsonmyst macrumors 6502

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    Mine's on full all the time. I'm close to a charger 90% of the time, so the lesser battery life isn't a deal breaker.

    Plus I nearly get exactly 3hrs screen on time with a full brightness battery cycle. More than enough.
     
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    I trust auto-brightness to sort it for me. If the battery is low I'll manually turn it right down to 20% until I charge it again.
     
  6. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Thats pretty good...been tempted to move my brightness up higher too. Maybe 60%..with a removeable battery..the battery life isn't as big of an issue.
     
  7. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I calibrate my light level in dark and then set to auto. It's easier that way.
     
  8. Oohara macrumors 68020

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    I adjust mine all the time. Switched from iOS to Android a few months ago and I still find it so utterly enjoyable to be able to switch the brightness level so fast, so I do it just because it's fun.

    Outdoors though, I have it on 100% all the time. And even so it's pretty hard to see the screen (Note 2) :(
     
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  10. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    How high do you have it on auto?
     
  11. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    lol. I never checked. I'll check now

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    It doesn't say. It just says Automatic Brightness ticked.
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    If i untick it... it's at 50%

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  12. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    I see.. On my s4 it has different levels

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  13. Alfuh macrumors regular

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    I have a GS3 and keep mine somewhere between 60-80, but make sure I can quick adjust it up to 100 when I'm outside.

    I run with leaving a bunch of stuff on (bluetooth, gps, wifi, etc) and am used to just doing a battery swap around 4-5PM, no worrying about micro-managing settings or if I am close to a charger during the day.

    I spent $26 on 2 Anker batteries (still haven't touched one) and I think about $8 on the charger.
     
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  15. Wrathwitch macrumors 65816

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    usually 22% or if I know I am going to be outside in bright light - max
     
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  18. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Full auto brightness? amazing how bright it is on auto brightness turned all the way up.
     
  19. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

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    Auto. It works. Keeps the screen dim in rooms so my eyes aren't staring at all that wasted light, and ramps up the brightness when i am outside. The only time i play with brightness slider is if it is too bright because almost all devices tend to be aggressive on the brighter side and sometimes the screen is way too bright to be comfortable.

    Sometimes i do tend to override auto brightness if i am under 20% and not close to charger. My device tends to suck the battery dry within half an hour at that point if it stays on auto, and i can stretch it easily to an hour if i lower the brightness. Screen brightness eats batteries, the only thing that probably comes close is the cellular antenna if used continuously.
     
  20. viskon macrumors 6502

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    I am on CM 10.1. CM allows me to set the auto brightness values based on the ambient light.
     

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  22. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    yet your battery life is still pretty good? impressive.
     
  23. lazard macrumors 65816

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    as long as you have a good rom and kernel.
     

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