Screen is dark when unlocking....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by fuzion11, Jul 6, 2009.

  1. fuzion11 macrumors 65816

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    When I bring my phone out from being in locked mode, I have noticed several times that the screen is not at the brightness setting I have set for the phone.

    I'll re-lock my screen....unlock it again and the problem seems to be gone.

    It's not a huge deal, just wondering if this is happening to anyone else??
     
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  3. mtehonica macrumors regular

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    I've had the same exact problem but haven't been able to reproduce it consistently though. Just seems to happen randomly.
     
  4. Kahnyl macrumors 68000

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    I think I saw a different thread about this earlier today.
     
  5. ki2594 macrumors 6502a

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    Thats usually caused by the auto brightness option in your Brightness settings. Auto brightness adjusts lighting after the phone is unlocked, so when its in the lock screen sometimes it stays dark if when you locked the phone the screen was dim. If its an annoyance you can just turn off auto brightness.
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

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    My auto brightness seems a tad screwy at times. Nothing major but it does tend to be dark on rare occasions. I just lock it and unlock it and that fixes the problem. I'm hoping that 3.1 fixes this, but even if it doesn't its not the end of the world
     
  7. oneteam macrumors member

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    Same problem here. Hopefully it's just a 3.0 bug that will be fixed with the next update.
     
  8. fuzion11 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    thanks for all the comments/suggestions....


    actually my auto brightness is turned off!

    any other suggestions?
     
  9. Drewsky87 macrumors 6502

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    It's not due to auto brightness being on. This happened to me a few times when I first got my 3GS and I never have auto brightness turned on. Seems to be a totally random bug. However in the past couple weeks it hasn't happened at all.
     
  10. dusters711 macrumors regular

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    Same here... It happened to me day one with my 3G S and I seriously thought it was broken!! I just lock and unlock it again and it is fine... My autobrightness is off! It happens about 1-2 times a week at random times... Hopefully just a software glitch!
     
  11. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Chalk me up to the dark screen syndrome. I thought I was the only one. But phew (misery loves company eh). I hope Apple fixes this in the next firmware release.
     
  13. Jack Dangers macrumors regular

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    This also happened to my 2G iphone, 3G and now also my 3GS.
    Never felt it to be anything serious. It's very random and corrects itself right away.
     
  14. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the input. Mine happens to be non-buggy.
     
  15. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Give it time.
     
  16. GfPQqmcRKUvP macrumors 68040

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    I doubt that will do anything. Seriously, my iPhone functions exactly as it's supposed to.
     
  17. cellocello macrumors 68000

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    Yea - as does mine, generally.

    I dunno, I was pleased as punch with 3.0 when it came out, but lately is seems to be getting worse and worse.

    - The keyboard was quick and stable - now it's laggier than 2.2.1 was.

    - My used to always (without exception) have 5 solid bars of 3G - now it seems to dip all over the place, and even go down to Edge.

    - The screen being dark thing, never used to happen - now I've had it happen several times.

    - Spell check seems to have gotten sloppier.

    Like I said, I dunno. But 3.0 has been a bit weird on my hardware.
     
  18. AbSoluTc macrumors 68040

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    It's a bug. Seems to be random when it's as bright as it should be. However, most times it's dim to the point you can barely see it. I am hoping it's a bug - or Apple decided this was a good measure for saving battery and nobody would notice. Lol.

    I hope they fix it.
     
  19. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Me too. It's a random bug. :mad:

    Fortunately it doesn't happen very often. :cool:
     
  20. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

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    another random Darkness user h ere!

    Iphone 3GS 32GB blk
     
  21. wr1020 macrumors regular

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    I've had mine do that a few times also hopefully this will be something 3.01 will fix.
     
  22. Kadman macrumors 65816

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    I've seen this a few times on the GS as well. I haven't had this with either of the two previous generation models. Freaked me out the first time it happened because I thought I had a display hardware issue. It's happened a few times since and I just ignore it. Odd, but not a big deal I guess.
     
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    Happens to me several times a day on my 3gs... Not a huge deal but annoying if you are outdoors and can hardly see the screen. I just lock and unlock a few times and that seems to take care of it.... of course until the next time it happens.
     
  25. kvasir macrumors regular

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    I thought it was just me. My 3GS has the exact same problem with auto brightness turned off. It's not consistent, but does happen when I haven't used my phone in a while.
     

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