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Auto-brightness feature gone?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tirwit, Jul 1, 2013.

  1. tirwit

    tirwit Lurker
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    I was looking for a auto brightness app, and I came across Velis Auto Brightness. In it's description it says that Android has a autobrightness feature under "Settings / Display / Brightness", however the only thing I have under this path is a bar to adjust the brightness.

    Has this feature been removed from the OS?


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  2. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    No, it should be there, however it's not recommended. Makes the screen flicker on some devices.:)
  3. tirwit

    tirwit Lurker
    Thread Starter

    How can I debug this? Is there any official Android forum to report the bug, or should I contact the manufacturer (Samsung)?
  4. Tattycakes

    Tattycakes Well-Known Member

    Which handset are you using? Auto brightness works perfectly on mine and I've not seen any flickering.
  5. chanchan05

    chanchan05 The Doctor

    Maybe you have a phone with no ambient light sensor? What phone do you have? Some phones are not capable of autobrightness because of that hardware limitation. The phone needs a light sensor to detect the ambient light to know what brightness to automatically set. If you have no light sensor, no app can help you. Its like asking a TV to show you TV shows but you have no antenna or cable.
  6. tirwit

    tirwit Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Galaxy Gio (GT-S5660). I Just found out that it doesn't have that light sensor. :-(

    Thanks mate!
  7. LilBit

    LilBit Extreme Android User

    Moving this here tirwit, so you can have access to all the other info we have for your phone.:)

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The Samsung Galaxy Gio release date was March 2011. Features and Specs include a 3.2" inch screen, 3MP camera, 278GB RAM, Snapdragon S1 processor, and 1350mAh battery.

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