I have finally given up on auto-brightness (too BRIGHT at night)

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Aston441, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. Aston441 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #1
    Auto brightness was great in iOS 7.0.3, went to Hades in 7.0.3, was finally perfect again in 7.1.2

    Since then it has been steadily getting worse and worse (except a few versions of iOS 8 and 9 were fine briefly, then went bad again) as follows:

    At night the phone is my Nav on the dash.

    I turn brightness all the way down so as to not disturb my night vision.

    I pass under a streetlight and the auto-brightness pushes up screen brightness one or two notches.

    Then when it's dark again brightness stays up and will not go back down again.

    With iOS 10 it's the worst it has ever been because brightness gets kicked WAY up and never goes back down.

    Reset all settings and hard/factory resetting the phone doesn't work. This is software error that Apple fixes from time to time, but then somehow always seems to be reintroduced in a subsequent iOS version.

    I finally just gave the fick up two days ago, turned off auto-brightness, and I just adjust screen levels manually like back in my Android 1.x days.

    ETA: this is the case on an iPhone 5, a 5s, and a 6s+, so it's not a hardware issue.
     
  2. mikzn macrumors 6502

    mikzn

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2013
    Location:
    NorVan
    #2
    I turned off the auto brightness too - it drains the Battery during the day. You can try adjusting "night shift" settings to "more warm" to tone down the display at night? Not sure if that helps but maybe worth a try?
     
  3. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #3
    Same, turned off and only use when I need to turn up brightness.

    I use night shift and I am still experimenting with the dark mode.
     
  4. teddybearstand macrumors regular

    teddybearstand

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2013
    #4
    For this use case its terrible. I have never seen it go back down at an appropriate rate on any iOS version. But im usually locking the device by the time im in a different lighting condition.
     
  5. tromboneaholic macrumors 65816

    tromboneaholic

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2004
    Location:
    Clearwater, FL
    #5
    I set it outdoors in full sun, then set it in a dark room. Works fine for me when I calibrate it properly like that.
     
  6. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #6
    I do that. I also add the hidden secret night filter for long desolate highway drives.
     
  7. ThunderMasterMind macrumors 6502a

    ThunderMasterMind

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2016
    #7
    I've noticed this too. I alternate from my iPad (6.0.1) iPhone 6S (10) and iPhone 4S (6.1.3). When I'm in my bedroom with my lamp off the displays on all dim, but if I have to turn it on for a second, the 6 devices dim back down, but my 6S won't.
     
  8. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

    lelisa13p

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA USA
  9. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #9
  10. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

    lelisa13p

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA USA
    #10
    I see. I haven't upgraded. Thanks for the link.
     
  11. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #11
  12. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #12
    I use triple tap on the home button. Is what u are referring too different?

    If so, please share details!
     
  13. Shirasaki macrumors 604

    Shirasaki

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    #13
    But my colour tint is green, not red. "Looks just as bad as it is.
    Don't know if reduce white point would help a bit though but highest setting renders the screen dark enough at night.
     
  14. Aston441 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2014
    #14
  15. Thor_1 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2016
    Location:
    Texas
    #15
    Thanks. Will check it out.
    --- Post Merged, Oct 2, 2016 ---
    Mine is red. Use it at night as it is very easy on the eyes at some crazy hour when I can't sleep.
     
  16. Shirasaki macrumors 604

    Shirasaki

    Joined:
    May 16, 2015
    #16
    Ahh, I forgot there is a slider called Hue. Problem solved.
    But uh, red screen...
    All badges are blended well with red screen.
     
  17. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

    lelisa13p

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2009
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA USA

Share This Page