Iphone 1.1.3 Autodim Not working

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dieseltwitch, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. dieseltwitch macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Has any once else noticed this sense the update? it drives me nuts cuz it makes texting at night a pain. i have tried restoring my phone more then once and still a problem. i tried searching but couldnt find any thing else :apple:
  2. shane1598 macrumors member

    Sep 12, 2007
    St. Louis
    I am sure you already did this but, double check the auto-brightness under settings is set to on. Other than that I dunno.
  3. Santa Rosa macrumors 65816

    Santa Rosa

    Aug 22, 2007
    Had what I thought was the same problem as yourself. How to fix it is to set the brightness down to a reasonable level. Make sure that auto brightness is set to on and then go back to the home screen and press the sleep/wake button.

    When you press sleep/wake again the iPhone will come on quite bright. It only adjusts the brightness when you unlock it. If you look closely once it has been unlocked it works again. Its really strange and annoying but you have to look really closely and test it in different lightings to see what is actually happening!!
  4. dsgalit macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2007
    Dont know if what your saying is that the screen is too dark at night or that the screen automatically goes dark when your txting! If the screen is too dark go to settings and set auto brightness to off then adjust manually, this will keep the screen at a constant brightness, now if the screen goes dark when your txting, go to settings-general and set auto-lock to however long you want, from i minute to never. my preference is never, just because i txt a lot!!!! Hope i understood your problem...
  5. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    more on the autodim problem

    Ok so it sounds like i need to clear things up.
    the auto dim doesn't work at all. no matter what lighting im in.
    its a pain because when you in the car at night and you turn on your phone its super bright and never dims unless i do it manually. i tired holding my finger over the top part of the phone near the speaker (thats where the sensor is) but still nothing. i've even restarted and restored my phone a number of times no luck! just wondering if i need to just need to restart from scratch and not do a restore at all or if this is a firmware problem
  6. Barry Scott macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    I've got the exact same problem with my phone - and like you, it's only since going to 1.1.3.

    EDIT: I just though.......It's not to do with the number of home screens being used is it? I've got icons on two at the moment?
  7. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
  8. dieseltwitch thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 24, 2008
    Problem Solved

    Im happy to report that with the 1.1.4 update the problem of autodimming has been fixed!

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