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[Poll] How many of you use Automatic Brightness?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dvdqnoc, Aug 26, 2010.

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Do you use automatic brightness?

  1. Yes, I enable automatic brightness.

    24 vote(s)
    38.7%
  2. No, I disable automatic brightness.

    38 vote(s)
    61.3%
  1. dvdqnoc

    dvdqnoc Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
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    Sep 7, 2009
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    I have been using the Hero with automatic brightness disabled for quite sometime, simply beause I've found that it doesn't do a good job of putting the screen at a brightness I am satisfied with. But I am thinking about enabling it...
     

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  2. T 980

    T 980 Well-Known Member
    16

    Jul 16, 2010
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    I used to for a while but that's not the thing eating up my battery. Plus, I didn't like how dark the screen would get when I'd play with my phone in my dark room so I just have it set in between dark and really bright. Works great no matter the lighting :)
     
  3. andygu3

    andygu3 Well-Known Member
    313

    May 24, 2010
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    Lewis Center, OH
    Do not like automatic brightness
     
  4. nilihanth

    nilihanth Active Member
    16

    Jun 30, 2010
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    Kansas City
    I have no issues with it. I like it on auto.
     
  5. The auto brightness is probably the most annoying thing in the world too me. When I'm sitting at my desk my cieling light is above and behind me, if I learn over my phone my shadow will cause the phone to change in brightness. Ugh. I keep mine at 50% brightness with the brightness widget.
     
  6. pbp776

    pbp776 Well-Known Member
    36

    Feb 2, 2010
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    Piscataway, NJ
    I have mine turned off. I keep mine at 9% -11% level and still bright for me. Only if I'm out side I have mine set b/w 50% - 75% bright level.
     
  7. EgeBamyasi

    EgeBamyasi Well-Known Member
    55

    Jan 20, 2010
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    Video OnDeamnd Coordinator
    Wisconsin
    +1
     
  8. scottmbolt

    scottmbolt Well-Known Member
    68

    Feb 13, 2010
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    47
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    Martial Arts Instructor
    Michigan - Metro Detroit
    Its a battery drainer. Plain and simple.
     
  9. Joehunni

    Joehunni Well-Known Member
    128

    May 27, 2010
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    77
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    BAMF
    Texas
    I'd suggest setting it to off and manually setting the brightness to 25% to 40% or so.
     
  10. derspiess

    derspiess Well-Known Member
    35

    Oct 17, 2009
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    35
    Cincinnati, OH
    I'm tired of burning my retinas when I need to check something on my phone in the middle of the night. For some reason Automatic Brightness gets turned off when the phone sleeps and pegs my brightness at 100%, or if the box doesn't get unchecked, it just refuses to lower the brightness.

    I think I'll finally turn it off & go with 50% or lower.
     
  11. JD_from_da_80s

    JD_from_da_80s Well-Known Member
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    Apr 14, 2010
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    I use it, no complaints here except it uses a lot of battery, sometimes over 50%
     
  12. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Well-Known Member
    113

    May 13, 2010
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    118
    113
    Male
    Group Sales Associate/Front Desk Clerk
    Washington (state)
    I use it. Always have. I have no battery issues, and it works like a charm for me.
     
  13. BlackedOut

    BlackedOut Well-Known Member
    16

    Dec 28, 2009
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    Retail
    Kansas
    I use it but it's getting annoying when it automatically disables it and I have to go back in and change it again.
     
  14. Zardos

    Zardos Well-Known Member
    38

    Jan 21, 2010
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    15
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    Cell phone sales.
    Bacon Town, USA
    40%. All day, every day.
     
  15. LBPHeretic

    LBPHeretic Well-Known Member
    213

    May 29, 2010
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    Senior Software Engineer
    Wilmington, Delaware
    I am in the same situation here. Although, for some reason, when I updated to Android 2.1 it disabled automatic brightness and I was left with the brightness at 100% for over a month before I finally subconsciously noticed that my screen was super bright.

    I noticed a nice bump in battery life after I restored it back to automatic brightness. I do not see a problem with it at all.
     
  16. KitsapAndroid

    KitsapAndroid Well-Known Member
    113

    May 13, 2010
    743
    118
    113
    Male
    Group Sales Associate/Front Desk Clerk
    Washington (state)
    Haha! I did the exact same thing only mine was for about two weeks or so. That 2.1 update did all sorts of crazy things though that had to be figured out, and I didn't even use the "official" one.
     
  17. hotpinklovee

    hotpinklovee Member
    15

    Jun 13, 2010
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    I love it. I used to keep my brightness at 30-40%, but since I changed to auto brightness, I have noticed less battery use.
     
  18. Zinja

    Zinja Well-Known Member
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    Feb 15, 2010
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    I DID, before I purchased Tasker. Auto brightness sucks battery power and I find it's too bright in the night times, when I likes it dark.

    Now with Tasker, the only app I've ever spent money on, I am MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE (or at least my phones battery usage) which has at least doubled. Now I'm not shaking to get my next electiricity fix. BOOOOOYA!
     
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