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Old November 28th, 2012, 09:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Auto Brightness Inconsistent?

Seems my N7's auto brightness fluctuates a lot.
Not really consistent.

It darkens when it should be brightening & vice versa - on occasions.

Where is the sensor located?

Any1 notice this fluctuation?

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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah the update made it worse, just turn off auto and set it manually. The sensor is next to the camera on the front at the top of the screen.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Its just to the right of the camera.

I haven't noticed any issues w brightness, and I always have it on auto
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My screen starting constantly fiddling with the brightness after one of the updates (I don't actually remember which one - 4.2 I think). It got so annoying I disabled the auto setting. It would be sitting motionless in a fixed light environment and it would still fiddle the brightness constantly.
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I run in a pretty dark office and it goes up and down a little, especially with the lights off in the room
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Yup, I notice a slight flickering of the screen due to auto brightness adjustments quite often after 4.2 was installed. The lighting at our house is pretty dark so I imagine that has something to do with it.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Actually, I was reading a journal article just a second ago and noticed some flickering.

Mild annoyance, but I'm sure it'll get worked out
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I've had my N7 since launch, and I gave up on auto brightness...
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two days ago i downloaded lux from google play, its pretty neat but then i uninstalled it again, i found that auto brightness is not that bad maybe because i am in bright lighting places almost all the time. why dont you try lux....
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Auto always dramatized the screen flickering for me so I never used it. I find it easy enough to adjust it normally anyway.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #11 (permalink)
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One of the first things I did on my N7 was to turn the auto brightness off since it always seemed to keep the screen too dark for my taste.
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Old December 5th, 2012, 04:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Thanks all...at least I wasn't an outlier with a lemon N7.

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Mine started that after the upgrade. Turned off Auto and fixed the problem.
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I cannot see any issue to be honest...it works quite ok imho
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