iPhone Brightness: Full or Half-Full

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jpbeck76, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. jpbeck76 macrumors member

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    Does having the screen at full brightness affect the performance of the phone? Just curious what everyone else has their phone set to...
     
  2. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    It'll kill your battery pretty fast. I think most people probably have it set to half with the auto-brightness turned on.
     
  3. Matt8045 macrumors regular

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    Have brightness set to full on all my apple products and auto off
     
  4. lentini macrumors regular

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    I've always had the brightness of my iPhones set to about 25% with 'Auto' on
     
  5. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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    25-33% is more than enough for me in 99% of all situations.
     
  6. FSMBP macrumors 68020

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    Ditto. I have Auto-off as it worked poorly for me and I think it saves battery since it would turn the ambient light sensor off.
     
  7. iLoveMyApple macrumors 6502a

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    Mine is always at about 40-50% with auto brightness on. 100% is way too bright for me and the battery would suffer.
     
  8. Bswartz95 macrumors 6502

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    My brightness is about 40% with auto brightness turned off.

    I've had multiple Apple employees tell me that using auto brightness takes more power. After turning it off, I found this to be true in my experience. I gained about an hour of usage on a charge cycle.

    This and making sure the "ask to join wifi" is turned off as well.
     
  9. toekneeg macrumors member

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    Thanks for the tip.
     
  10. roxxette macrumors 68000

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    Wow ! :eek: how can you handle that at night/indoor ? I cant even stand it at half.
     
  11. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    I usually have my 4S at 25-30% with auto off. Conserves battery and I can still see the screen well.
     
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