iPhone 6's screen is too bright

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  1. BrentwoodTWO macrumors member

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    While its good than the iPhone 6 is much brighter than iPhone 6+'s or any previous iPhone models. But the downside is that the screen would not dim dark enough. Its particularly annoying if i'm using my phone before I go to bed, because its just way too bright..
     
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  3. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    It's a nice problem to have for me :)

    I'd personally take too bright a screen vs too dim a screen anyday.

    Could always wear shades in bed :cool:
     
  4. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Or invert the colors aka "night mode"
     
  5. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Oooh... see it's a good thing we have smart members on the forum like you cababah. I didn't even think of that. I just tried it and maaaaaaan my phone feels like its on an acid trip! :confused::p

    Edit: tried to screenshot it to show the difference for others but it only screenshots in the original colors :(
     
  6. Gmcube macrumors regular

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    Couldnt they fix this with a firmware update? I cant think of a technical reason it shouln't be able to go dimmer.
     
  7. IJBrekke macrumors 6502

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    I feel the same about my 5S comparing it directly with my old 4. I wish it would dim as low as the 4 at night in bed.
     
  8. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Instead of a white background, it becomes a black background which is much easier on the eyes. You can also activate "greyscale" mode which helps too.
     
  9. BrentwoodTWO thread starter macrumors member

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    Invert color sucks when you want to view pictures or watch videos
     
  10. Merkyworks macrumors 6502

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    I would much prefer the a screen to bright than not bright enough.
     
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Too dim is a problem. Too bright, turn the brightness down. :cool:
     
  12. iBlazed macrumors 68000

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    I love this problem. I now have a big bright screen, my mom is getting her's next week and with her eyesight I'm sure she'll appreciate it as well.
     
  13. Dezmond macrumors member

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    I loved that Jailbreak app where you could dim it further thanks to an overlay. (forgot the name) They should really include this standard in iOs.
     
  14. cababah macrumors 68000

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    It's more for reading. Videos and pictures aren't as straining because they don't usually have a pure white background.
     
  15. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Photoshop to the rescue! :)

    The weird thing is, turning this on and using it for more than a couple minutes, the icons on the home screen and photo displays actually kinda give me a weird case of nausea. But the light-on-dark text and the keyboard looks really nice and sharp to me in inverted mode. Kinda wish there would be a way to keep the text and keyboard looking that way without inverting the whole screen... almost like a dark mode for iOS.
     

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  17. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    As would I.
     
  18. thadoggfather macrumors 604

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    you could always swap it. Lots of screens aren't nearly as bright.

    They seem to be more common too in my experience. But not a fan
     
  19. Sunny1990 Suspended

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    My iphone 6 plus screen is less bright compared to iphone 6
     
  20. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I can dim my 6+ screen so that it's too dark to see properly.
     
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  22. sunking101 macrumors 603

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    Wearing shades indoors is strictly for rock stars.#
     
  23. cousintim macrumors 6502

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    And for those for whom "the future's so bright."
     
  24. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I find the range of adjustment is well thought out. It's about the same as my Nexus 6 which is ideal. My Nexus 5 is another smartphone with just the right range of adjustment. Actually the last several top of the line smartphones I've bought have all been quite good.
     

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