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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why does the screen brightness go dim when I browse the Internet?

My S3 is set to full brightness mode, and the desktop screens and apps project nice and brightly. However, when I go to any website, the screen autmoatically goes pretty dim, and I can't find a setting to change this? I'd like the brightness to remain as vivid as it is when I'm on the home screen. What gives?

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If the S3 is like the Note in this regard, the browser's brightness setting is managed independently from the general screen brightness. Try pressing the menu key with the browser open, to access the browser's brightness setting:


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I noticed this when I tried out the phone as well. Its damn annoying
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The brightness on the browser has its own control

Next time you open the browser, hit the menu button and then scroll down until you see the option for brightness and colors, then change it to what suits you

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Thanks that was very helpful, but this has now created a new problem. Everytime I close the browser and re-open it, it automatically goes to level 3 power-saving - which keeps the brightness dim (albeit brighter than before). Any idea how to keep it set to default or Level 1?



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Ahh, I figured it out. If you have Power Saving enabled in your home settings, it will override the browser brightness to level 3. So if you disable power saving, the browser will retain the power level you set it too.
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Thank you for the advice. This totally improved my screen view.
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Get Dolphin Browser IMO. It's muchh better
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How do you set the brightness setting (as described above) in Dolphin Browser?
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How do you set the brightness setting (as described above) in Dolphin Browser?
Dolphin and other non-stock browsers don't have its own brightness setting. It will just use the brightness from the display setting in basic settings.
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Ahh, I figured it out. If you have Power Saving enabled in your home settings, it will override the browser brightness to level 3. So if you disable power saving, the browser will retain the power level you set it too.
You can probably uncheck brightness, color options in power save mode and still use the stock browser with its internal brightness setting, power save on.
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thanks i was having the same issue it was driving me crazy !!! LOL
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Hello, I did the same step that you guide; however, i don't know somehow my internet browser doesn't have the brightness adjustment on the menu. Can you know me how to get that back?
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Mine does not either.

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Hello, I did the same step that you guide; however, i don't know somehow my internet browser doesn't have the brightness adjustment on the menu. Can you know me how to get that back?
Thanks a lot
That's what I thought, until I realized that the menu extends down beyond the bottom of the screen. Just scroll down the menu, and you'll find the brightness setting.
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Thanks for the suggestion, but we've tried that. It's just not there anymore.
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Had the same problem it was the browser. No matter the adjustments made to the brightnes control the home screen stayed bright and as soon as I went on the web it would dim.
I went to setup, applications, running, find internet icon, clear cache and data. Note: you will lose your bookmarks so write them down or back-up.
This worked for me.

The second option is, download chrome browser for android from play store. This works as well.
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Had the same problem it was the browser. No matter the adjustments made to the brightnes control the home screen stayed bright and as soon as I went on the web it would dim.
I went to setup, applications, running, find internet icon, clear cache and data. Note: you will lose your bookmarks so write them down or back-up.
This worked for me.
Solved - Thanks icenet! I had tried this before and it didn't work, but it worked for you so I tried it again. Maybe the first time I had just cleared the cache and not the data.
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Solved - Thanks icenet! I had tried this before and it didn't work, but it worked for you so I tried it again. Maybe the first time I had just cleared the cache and not the data.
I have scrolled to the bottom of my internet menu and there is no brighteness/ colours (or the like) option. Nothing is in settings. I cleared the cache and data and still nothing.

Are you all in the US or Europe? Also are you running ICS or JB? I am in the US w AT&T and have ICS (rumor is JB this week).

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I have scrolled to the bottom of my internet menu and there is no brighteness/ colours (or the like) option. Nothing is in settings. I cleared the cache and data and still nothing.

Are you all in the US or Europe? Also are you running ICS or JB? I am in the US w AT&T and have ICS (rumor is JB this week).

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Im on AT&T and I couldn't find the setting in the internet menu either.

I did however find it in phone's main Settings: Power Saving: Background color.
Uncheck it and it won't dim the internet browser (to save power).
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My dim browser finally reset the SECOND time I cleared the cache and the data in the app settings (Settings - Application Manager - All - Internet).
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I have a GS3 through C-Spire and the 'brightness and coloring' option does not exsist in the menu. I vaguely remember when I first got the phone I came across a way to dim or not dim the browser screen but for the life of me I can not find that option again. The dimming is really annoying. Any guidance would be welcome.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 03:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Man..... this really helps. I was having the same problem that brightness on my Galaxy Note 2 was going dim even with full brightness selected in options. You were right Power Saving was accidently got on. Once thats off its fine now. THANK YOU.
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To stop the screen from going dim when browsing the internet on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, simply go to Settings ^ Power Saving Mode, then deselect Background Color only. You do not need to turn off Power Saving Mode completely as some have suggested--though it does take care of the problem.
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fix here read ok guys carm down your pants ok the fix for s3 is easy pull down the menu were turn wifi on off and ect the should be one say power saveing this is what makeing this so turn on and you good to go i just happen to me and find out why
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