My iPad 2 screen is too bright

Discussion in 'iPad' started by alehen, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. alehen macrumors member

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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?
     
  2. Slix macrumors 6502a

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    Do you have auto-adjust brightness enabled? That could be the reason it's too bright for you.
     
  3. number84 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  4. Beta Particle macrumors 6502a

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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)
     
  5. Doggman macrumors member

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    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
     
  6. i0Nic macrumors 65816

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    Turn down the brightness.

    Failing that, use an app's 'dark mode' setting or manually invert the colours of your iPad in settings.

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  9. alehen thread starter macrumors member

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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?
     
  10. Redjericho macrumors 6502a

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    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.
     
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