My iPad 2 screen is too bright

alehen

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Sep 11, 2011
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My iPad 2 screen is too bright, even in its dimmest brightness level. I can make it dimmer inside iBooks app, but not in the system settings.

Is there any solution?
 

Slix

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Do you have auto-adjust brightness enabled? That could be the reason it's too bright for you.
 

number84

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Mar 30, 2011
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That's how all iPad 2's are. iPad 3's are definitely dimmer at the lowest setting but not as bright I think.
 

Beta Particle

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Jun 25, 2012
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It can’t go below the lowest brightness setting unless an app specifically has a function to dim the app rather than the screen.

What may be useful is going to Settings > General > Accessibility and setting “Triple-click Home” to Invert Colors.

Then pressing the home button three times in rapid succession will invert the screen, which generally makes things a lot dimmer and more comfortable to read in the dark. (when reading a book, I actually prefer to invert the sepia tone rather than black-on-white)
 

Doggman

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It can’t go below the lowest brightness setting unless an app specifically has a function to dim the app rather than the screen.

What may be useful is going to Settings > General > Accessibility and setting “Triple-click Home” to Invert Colors.

Then pressing the home button three times in rapid succession will invert the screen, which generally makes things a lot dimmer and more comfortable to read in the dark. (when reading a book, I actually prefer to invert the sepia tone rather than black-on-white)
You, my friend, just made my day. I had no idea that you could invert the colors on your iphone. That is basically a new theme for the iPhone. I am no longer "bored" with iOS :D
 

alehen

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I used to have a new iPad for a couple of weeks and It was so nicer on the eyes, since it was higher resolution and backlight would get so much dimmer.

What if I jail break it? Would it get as dim as the new iPad?
 

Redjericho

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I used to have a new iPad for a couple of weeks and It was so nicer on the eyes, since it was higher resolution and backlight would get so much dimmer.

What if I jail break it? Would it get as dim as the new iPad?
Yes, jailbreaking works. Tweak called Screendimmer

http://cydia.saurik.com/package/com.yllier.screendimmer

It basically doubles the length of the brightness bar, heck, you can make it even dimmer than the new iPad if that's what you want.

If it's a widespread nuisance like screen brightness, there's basically always a tweak for that.