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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by StuartTheFish, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    How come the auto screen brightness doesn't seem to change how bright the screen is? The sensor itself is working fine, as using the proxylight sensor app (free on the market) it does actually register changes in light...

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  2. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    It does, it simply gradually changes brightness rather than a sudden jump.
     
  3. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    There honestly is no change as far as I can see. For example, at night with no lights on, it is still so bright to look at it makes your eyes hurt after a while!

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  4. nx1977

    nx1977 Android Expert

    I think the lowest auto goes is 30%. Amoled is brighter than conventional
     
  5. afdjm

    afdjm Lurker

    You haven't just upgraded to 1.21.405.2 have you? One of the problems I found after upgrading was that auto-brightness had stopped having any effect until I revisited the setting and turned it off and then back on again...(the setting, not the phone!)
     
  6. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Android Enthusiast

    I have felt my brightness changing sometimes when I move indoors or outdoors, so the feature is working fine.
    But I too feel the brightness at night with no lights on is too much.
     
  7. EddyOS

    EddyOS Android Expert

    You're not meant to notice the change, it's meant to keep it the same to the naked eye...
     
  8. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Android Enthusiast

    Agree. :)

    When you go outdoors and the brightness is the same as when you were indoors, you know it's working ok..
     
  9. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    It's been the same before and after kid recent update, I also tried restarting the setting since. Is there any way to make the auto brightness go below 30% in total darkness then? Is there an app that can actually display the brightness as a percentage so I can see for certain that it works? Even if auto brightness does drop to 30%, when I manually set the brightness to 100% it's no brighter! Hence me assuming it's not changing anything.

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  10. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Android Enthusiast

    Ok Stuart,

    Go to a dark place in your house.
    Go to Settings -> Sound and Display -> Brightness. Then uncheck the 'auto' checkbox, and drag your screen brightness to maximum. Wait for a few seconds, then click the 'auto' checkbox.

    Now your screen brightness should reduce in front of your eyes. If it doesn't, your phone is probably faulty.

    Regards.
     
  11. StuartTheFish

    StuartTheFish Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Like I've said already, it doesn't. Is there an app available that actually shows me the brightness as a percentage on the screen to see for certain? The slider works fine when not set to auto, but the auto setting really doesn't seem to influence anything at all...

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  12. g4rvd4

    g4rvd4 Android Enthusiast

    Dunno about the app, buddy.. But for me as soon as I tap 'auto' the brightness reduces over a period of around 2 seconds.
     
  13. jred7469

    jred7469 Well-Known Member

    download the dazzle widget - you can add brightness to it (its like the andriod power control one but better) you can see a difference between 100% and auto and you can push button toggle between modes. if it doesnt change I would send your phone back
     

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