iPhone 6's screen is too bright

BrentwoodTWO

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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..
 

Hal~9000

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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..
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:
 

Hal~9000

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Or invert the colors aka "night mode"
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 :(
 

Gmcube

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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.
 

cababah

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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 :(
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.
 

Dezmond

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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.
 

scaredpoet

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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 :(

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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thadoggfather

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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
 

technosix

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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.