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iPad Pro iPad Pro 12.9 2018 constantly overheating and dimming screen on 100% brightness

buckingham2015

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Oct 13, 2015
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Hey guys, like the title says, it seems like my iPad Pro can’t maintain 100% brightness for more than 15-20 mins, even when just doing things like browsing the internet or watching YouTube vids. It is constantly dimming the display. I just have the Apple Smart Cover for a case. Is this normal?
 

aevan

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Feb 5, 2015
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Hey guys, like the title says, it seems like my iPad Pro can’t maintain 100% brightness for more than 15-20 mins, even when just doing things like browsing the internet or watching YouTube vids. It is constantly dimming the display. I just have the Apple Smart Cover for a case. Is this normal?

Are you sure it’s dimming the screen because it’s overheating? Did you try turning off the auto-brightness and seeing if it will dim?

iPad will get warm at 100% brightness (like any screen) so maybe it’s not actually dimming because of that but just adjusting to the surroundings with auto-brightness.
 
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AutomaticApple

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Nov 28, 2018
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Hey guys, like the title says, it seems like my iPad Pro can’t maintain 100% brightness for more than 15-20 mins, even when just doing things like browsing the internet or watching YouTube vids. It is constantly dimming the display. I just have the Apple Smart Cover for a case. Is this normal?
Doesn’t sound normal to me.
 
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rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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Hey guys, like the title says, it seems like my iPad Pro can’t maintain 100% brightness for more than 15-20 mins, even when just doing things like browsing the internet or watching YouTube vids. It is constantly dimming the display. I just have the Apple Smart Cover for a case. Is this normal?
I noticed you're in California. You're not using it when it's like 90+ degree weather, right? I know one time when we used the iPad (I think iPad 3?) as in-car GPS in super hot weather, it actually shut down completely to prevent damage to the device.
 
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