iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 Plus screen brightness dims on its own

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  1. kathyricks macrumors 6502

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    Running 11.2.6. I have to manually turn up the screen brightness several times a day because the phone periodically and automatically turns the brightness down on its own. I do not know how to command the phone to stop doing this.

    Also, emails received and read never self delete after a period of time (say one week). How do I get them to self delete after a given amount of time?

    I tried using the forums Search function to get answers to these questions, but only found answers that were applicable to the iPhone X.
     
  2. TallRed macrumors member

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    My 7+ does the same thing, but the slider both in settings and the control panel shows the brightness at max. There’s nothing I can do to turn it up. This happens most frequently outside in the late afternoon. Mornings are fine. I’ve been through the display settings and the accessibility settings and have tweaked everything I could think of to tweak. Nothing changed. I don’t get it.
     
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    If it is very warm and your phone has any sun on it, it will heat up and cause the screen to dim.
     
  4. TallRed macrumors member

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    So it’s a feature and not a flaw?
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    It is a feature.

    The phone protects itself by dimming the screen. The screen back lighting is a big heat producer.

    iPads also will do it if outside in sunlight.
     
  6. TallRed macrumors member

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    Thanks for the information. Now, as a follow up for those of us who sometimes have to work outside during the summertime, is there a case which is good for keeping an iPhone cool? Fingers crossed!
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    I am afraid that a case will only make it worst. While offering safety, it will not allow the phone to radiate the heat away from the phone. I work outside and in the sun but only use my phone briefly and it has never dimmed.
     
  8. TallRed macrumors member

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    It’s sounding as if there is conflicting information here. Right now, I’m typing on my iPhone which I just took out of a cooler where I had it feasting on an ice pack. The display was okay at first but now I can barely read it. In order to read it Kos, I have to tilt it away from my face. I may be making typos, but I can’t be sure. It’s aggravating.

    I use my phone in the field a lot, getting and receiving texts and emails from work, mostly. Is there a long term solution for this or am I going to have to lug around a cooler and use my phone in short bursts?
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Of you phone has been resting on a ice pack the phone will be sluggish, especially the screen. Not only that but you need to worry about the phone and condensation if it is humid. The battery will also lose capacity if you get it cold.

    You are going from an overheated device to one that is now too coldo_O
     
  10. TallRed macrumors member

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    In other words, there’s nothing to be done. If Radio Shack were still around, I could junk my expensive iPhone and get a more reliable walkie-talkie for a fraction of the price. Technology. Meh.
     
  11. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    Extreme conditions hardly ever play well With battery operated devices. It’s natural chemical reaction.
     
  12. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    Yes it is hopeless . . . .

    You can still get a walkie-talkie on Amazon. Many choices for you there!

    Enjoy!
     
  13. TallRed macrumors member

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    Sounds like global warming will render our expensive toys into expensive paperweights or doorstops.
     
  14. TallRed macrumors member

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    Thanks for your input. Can’t really call it help, but the effort is appreciated.
     
  15. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

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    The advice I gave you is just common sense.

    You lost it when you indicated you put your phone on an ice pack!!!
     
  16. TallRed macrumors member

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    And here I was trying to be nice to you. I wrapped my phone in a plastic zip lock bag first. There’s nothing commonsensical about saying, “There’s nothing you can do.” It’s laziness. But far be it from me to critique a guy who fancies himself on a par with Newton.
     
  17. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    For sure, this is why scientists are looking for alternative energy sources.
     
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    LOL!

    Thanks for being “nice” to me!

    Enjoy your ziplock!
     
  19. TallRed macrumors member

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    Thank you! It appears to me that you are one of those guys who think you need to be an electrical engineer in order to use a cell phone, a computer programmer to use a pc, and an ornithologist in order to break an egg to make an omelet.
     
  20. kathyricks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    My 8 Plus screen dims even in a cold, air conditioned room. The slider itself moves to the left ON ITS OWN. Also, the color temperature of the screen changes from cool (where I want it) to warm ON ITS OWN. How do I get this 8 Plus phone to LET ME decide the screen brightness and screen color temperature?

    With every hardware and software "upgrade" Apple takes more and more control of its devices away from the owner!
     
  21. akash.nu macrumors 604

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    The colour temperature changes because you have True Tone turned on. Turn it off under Display & Brightness. This feature is specifically for those night owls who are addicted to their smartphones. The warmer colour temperature helps to fall asleep.
     
  22. kathyricks thread starter macrumors 6502

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    True tone IS turned off. Night shift IS turned off. Low Power Mode IS turned off. Yet when I turn the screen brightness on my iphone 8 Plus to maximum it won't stay there more than a matter of minutes. My old iPhone 6 Plus did not have this problem.
     

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