Too Bright !

aerodoc

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Even on the lowest brightness, it is too bright for night time viewing. Just plain hurts my eyes. Compared to the ipod/iphone, this thing is a lot brighter on its lowest setting.

It is commonly known that low brightness is better for night viewing. This is a lot like where they jack up the brightness on monitors and TV's for that showroom appeal, but its not good for normal viewing. Bad job Apple.
 

WilliamG

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I noticed this, too. I turned the iPad brightness to the lowest setting and it's still quite bright... Phooey!
 

h00ligan

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I've now read it all. I suffer from light induced migraines and bright to dark really sets it off. The ipad brightness is fine. If you really think you can't take it, you must not be able to handle a single low watt light in a room. MaYbe it's something worse than I have. If so sorry. But I can say from the pov of medical issues with bright light. No problem!
 

aerodoc

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That makes no sense. You say you have a condition. This should lead you to understand that all humans are different and no one is the same.

Obviously it bothers me or I would not mention it. Evidently from the responses I am not the only one. It is impossible for you, even someone with a condition, to say see what I do. Can you not accept that some people think it is too bright or do you think they are making it up?

The point is the iPad is brighter than my iPhone or iPod, why does apple restrict the low setting now? I suppose it was a choice by someone who does not understand human variation such as the previous poster. Even if you have an extreme condition, you cannot speak for me. Besides it's not only about the amount of light, it's the contrast of light that also affects the viewer.
 

Ljohnson72

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I've now read it all. I suffer from light induced migraines and bright to dark really sets it off. The ipad brightness is fine. If you really think you can't take it, you must not be able to handle a single low watt light in a room. MaYbe it's something worse than I have. If so sorry. But I can say from the pov of medical issues with bright light. No problem!
Uhm... The lowest brightness setting is still too bright for use in a dark room to read head on comfortably, it's that simple.
 

aerodoc

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When I set up my home theatre, I learned that most people have their TV's at much higher settings than they should. People tend to be attracted to bright and shiny things which is good for initial sales, but that is not what you want in a night time environment. Even if it is acceptable, it's not ideal. Besides, why restrict the setting? They should ensure the low is at a true low end of the range which it obviously is not if people are bothered by it.
 

erillanos

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I have extreme photofobia (eyes sensitive to lights)
and on lowest brightness in the dark it only hurst my eyes for a while
until finally they get use to the light.
 

Ljohnson72

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I have extreme photofobia (eyes sensitive to lights)
and on lowest brightness in the dark it only hurst my eyes for a while
until finally they get use to the light.
Wouldnt being able to lower the brightest more be a better alternative to hurting your eyes?
 

applesupergeek

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That makes no sense. You say you have a condition. This should lead you to understand that all humans are different and no one is the same.

Obviously it bothers me or I would not mention it. Evidently from the responses I am not the only one. It is impossible for you, even someone with a condition, to say see what I do. Can you not accept that some people think it is too bright or do you think they are making it up?

The point is the iPad is brighter than my iPhone or iPod, why does apple restrict the low setting now? I suppose it was a choice by someone who does not understand human variation such as the previous poster. Even if you have an extreme condition, you cannot speak for me. Besides it's not only about the amount of light, it's the contrast of light that also affects the viewer.
Don't bother with his reply buddy, not worth it, I am sorry the brightness bothers you, it would be an issue for me too I suppose, I hope apple take hid of the feedback and update the settings via a firmware. I am sure they 'll be having an ear on all the feedback that's going to come pouring in, and I hope they address this issue.
 

aerodoc

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I wonder if there are screen protectors that will dim it some? Probably not as much as I would like, but it might help.

Applesupergeek, yeah...I think the point of mentioning is so that apple can make the adjustments. I do expect them to adjust the brightness since they do care about customers. What is surprising is that high LCD brightness is one thing that may keep it from being a great ereader and where the kindle has an edge. So why not at least try to mitigate that to some degree by allowing for very low brightness levels.
 

1969cj5

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Check out the triple click option. Go to settings, accessibility , set triple click . One of the options reverses the screen to white text on black background. Works well
 

Bytor65

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Strange that it doesn't to ridiculously low. LEDs are easy to modulate and it would save more battery life.
 

hobbbz

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Strange that it doesn't to ridiculously low. LEDs are easy to modulate and it would save more battery life.
I finally solved this (I think).

Under accessibility settings you can turn on White on Black. You can even set this to a triple-click of the home button to turn it on automatically for you.

My S.O. will hopefully appreciate this a little.
 

aerospace

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Check out the triple click option. Go to settings, accessibility , set triple click . One of the options reverses the screen to white text on black background. Works well
Thank you!

Like the option buts always a pain to switch back and forth.
 

aluren

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I think it is a pain to have to switch back and forth, even if it's only triple-clicking the home button. They really need to implement the iBooks brightness into Settings. The lowest on iBooks is perfect for night time reading or night time anything with the iPad.