iphone 3G 3.0 auto dims?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by divang, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. divang macrumors member

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    Was this feature always on the iphone 3g prior to 3.0 update? I just noticed that the phone autodims now before auto locking or sleeping.

    Not sure if it was present before the update, or if there's a way to turn off or at least mess with the setting?
     
  2. The General macrumors 601

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  3. aforty macrumors 65816

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    Settings --> Brightness

    As mentioned, this isn't new.
     
  4. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah; always been that way. Also, the sensor can automatically adjust screen brightness due to ambient light. It is nice; except when you pull your phone from your pocket and out into the sunlight.
     
  5. divang thread starter macrumors member

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    I just looked under brightness and Auto-Brightness is off cause it was annoying feature a long time ago.

    Is there a way to Turn off auto-dim, or is jail breaking the only way to get this feature to pop up in the brightness menu?
     
  6. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    Settings - Brightness

    Actually, I've never seen my iPhone or either of my iPods (iPod touch 1G and 2G) auto-dim, only get brighter when necessary. Are you guys saying the 3GS actually auto-dims now, too?
     
  7. JBaker122586 macrumors 65816

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    It's always auto-dimmed.

    Wait until night time, go into a room with all the lights on.
    Stare at your iPhone, then turn off all the lights.
     
  8. xhArRiSoNxD macrumors regular

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    No its never done that.

    It always auto brightened the screen.

    The only time it "auto - dims" is when the screen has not been touched for a while. Then you would have to tap on the screen for it to adjust to the ambient light by re brightening the screen.
     
  9. divang thread starter macrumors member

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    Yea your thinking about auto-brightness thats different then what im referring too.


    Im acutally talking about what I believe the poster above me is talking about, when the phone hasn't been touched and it's about to auto-lock, 10 seconds or so before the phone auto locks and sleeps it'll dim the screen before.

    How a macbook pro also. Im just wondering if there was a way to turn that off.

    I have auto brightness off because it's annoying how it constantly adjusted it self depending on light, and it usually made it worse, so I have it set to the brightness I want and have auto-brightness turned off.

    auto-dim and is different from auto-brightness
     

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