iPhone X iPhone X screen/brightness/contrast is pretty dim...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by FoxD, Nov 3, 2017.

  1. aevan macrumors 68030


    Feb 5, 2015
    I have a 6S and X. Unless yours is faulty, no way in any universe is the 6S brighter or is X dull.

    I really don’t understand some of these posts.
  2. kirk.vino macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
    Those people just don’t know how to turn off Auto-Brightness on the X lol
  3. HenryLugodillydilly macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2017
    The 7plus without question, is way brighter than the X. My wife just received hers yesterday, mine was delayed of course. Blah! I tested them out side by side, home screen, safari etc and I noticed my 7plus was way brighter. So I adjusted the settings on both phones equally for brightness and same results. I don’t think it’s a deal breaker, just kinda threw me off too.
  4. kirk.vino macrumors member

    Oct 27, 2017
    Did you turn off Auto-Brightness on the X though?
  5. swu macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2017
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    Have you tried checked to make sure the Reduce White Point setting in Display Accommodations (Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations) is turned OFF? For some reason, when I set up my phone, this setting was turned on by default. Turned it off and my screen is now much brighter.
  6. rturner2 macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2009
    My iPhone X has fixed itself. Screen fine / good now.
  7. TCMercury macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2017
    I tried triple-clicking the lock button (to toggle to zoom setting) and literally swore out loud at how bright the display got. Definitely worth a try for people who’ve been fiddling with auto brightness etc. to no avail
  8. Chorx macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2011
    Some of us don't want to because you risk bad luminence degregation issues by leaving the brightness up. Auto-Brightness is tucked away because it's now an issue with how quickly static black zones on apps burn in (unoptimized apps in particular).

    The X is capable of being comfertably bright, but it's a risk to the luminence uniformity to leave the display that bright.
  9. Givmeabrek macrumors 68040


    Apr 20, 2009
    Good point. Not to mention adding more drain on the battery. Auto Brightness is hidden for a reason!
  10. dwado macrumors newbie

    Dec 8, 2017
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    I had the same problem. Go to zoom, filter, none. Problem solved.
  11. Loloci macrumors newbie


    Dec 9, 2017
    Settings - General- Accessibility - Display Accommodations - Reduce White Point OFF. If it’s not this go to then go to the Apple Store
  12. Lostjedi macrumors newbie

    Dec 10, 2017

  13. Spencer Hastings macrumors newbie

    Dec 27, 2017
    I had the same problem but now its fixed. try clicking the side button on the right three times. hope it works!
  14. Elq macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2014
    I have the same issue, my iPhone X is very dim compared to my old iPad Mini! :-(
  15. Bruce22, Feb 22, 2018
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018

    Bruce22 macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2018
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    I’ve got an X . My girlfriends got an 8 Plus.

    And yes I’d have to agree. For what it’s worth when on full her display is noticeably brighter. Interestingly the 8 Plus speakers are also clearly noticeably louder and punchier on full. I’d also have to say the colour reproduction on the 8 plus screen is a little more natural with better hues gradients off the white point. The X’s white and blacks are more contrasted.

    Reduce white point is obviously off. Putting brightness to max and cycling through night shift True Tone hers is consistently brighter
  16. bushman4 macrumors 68020

    Mar 22, 2011
    Brightness and Contrast on iPhone X are the best so far
  17. KlipperK, Apr 9, 2018
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    KlipperK macrumors newbie


    Apr 9, 2018
    Not sure if you figured it out yet but I was seeing exactly the same.. iPhone 6 display better than X.

    Not because this is the reality but because Apple has gone to the efforts of building in auto-brightness into the phone.
    To fix:
    General > Accessibility > Display Accomodations > TURN THAT **** OFF!

    Hold your IP6 and IPX next too each other now! Behold.. the iPhone X in all is OLED beauty.
  18. Phone Junky macrumors 65816

    Phone Junky

    Oct 29, 2011
    Sunshine State
    With brightness turned all the way up, it makes no difference whether auto- brightness is on or off. The brightness is the same. At least it is on my X.
  19. givemeanapple macrumors Demi-God


    Oct 2, 2016
    If you disable Auto Brightness on your iPhone X it will be brighter than the 7 Plus.
  20. gahig ulo macrumors 6502

    gahig ulo

    Nov 11, 2017
    riverside california
    you should return it and get the note 8 then.my X screen is really vibrant
  21. mattysmith118 macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2016
    South West Wales
    Not sure about iPhone 6 but on the X you also have option for White Point
  22. Dodgeman macrumors 65816

    Nov 30, 2016
    What exactly is display accommodations and turning that off gives a brighter screen?

    Is this doing the samething as below and getting rid of the filter?

    I had the same problem. Go to zoom, filter, none. Problem solved.[/QUOTE]

    How is there a filter?
    Think it was applied when device was set up from factory.
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    Just read up on this. Must be a filter put over the screen for night time mode....
  23. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040


    Jul 13, 2008
    Bigger speakers will always be better. However I find the X speakers to have a better balanced sound and prefer them overall even if 8+ has deeper perceived bass.
    X+ should be super impressive in the audio department.
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    The backlight on the LCD display does make the display appear brighter even when it isn’t because the entire display is being illuminated. However the X is technically the same brightness level or even slightly brighter.
  24. ercansever macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2018
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    Disable the setting, “reduce white point” and everthing is bright as it can be.
  25. vesses macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2018
    I was having this same issue, I finally figured it out today
    Under the zoom settings when you triple click I had my phone set to low light for some reason
    Once I switched it to none, screen got much brighter
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