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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by YoungGun, Oct 7, 2014.

  1. YoungGun

    YoungGun Member
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    And odd bug I am getting from time to time. My screen darkens a lot when I turn my phone sideways. To where I cant see anything on my screen. Whats suddenly make my phone do this odd behavior?

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  2. xdrc45

    xdrc45 Android Enthusiast

    Hi YoungGun,
    Just a thought... Do you have "automatic brightness" enabled in "/Settings/Dispay/Brightness/"
    It possible that when you turn your device into landscape mode (sideways) that it's reciveing a different amount of light source and the ambient light sensor on the device is activated and adjusting to the light source available.
    If so maybe try and disable auto brightness and then manually set the brightness level to one that you like and then check and see if the screen still darkens when you turn the device into landscape mode.

    Hope this helps AMD Good Luck! :thumbup:
  3. thisISjoel

    thisISjoel Android Enthusiast

    Came here to say this. It's very possible that your hand is casting a shadow over the light sensor making it think you're in a darker room.
  4. Hook

    Hook Ever since DU... ;-)

    Are you by any chance wearing polarized sunglasses. If so, that's what happens. Portrait is fine, Landscape blacks out. ;)
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  5. OhSeven

    OhSeven Android Enthusiast

    That's where my money is. Portrait is bright as possible while landscape is black with polarized sunglasses. The Nexus 4 compromised by making it black halfway in between landscape and portrait, but both were dimmer. I'm not sure which is worse, but that's what we have to deal with

    Covering the light sensor could be the problem too, I just don't usually see it get so dark nothing on the screen is visible
  6. Irik

    Irik Lurker

    Thank you, Hook. I was flying my drone using the phone app and it went black in landscape mode. Took my polarized sunglasses off and viola, I can the the screen perfectly.
  7. ETM

    ETM Lurker

    NO! I do NOT have sunglasses of any kind, and this is still happening to me. Auto brightness is OFF. No matter what I do, any landscape viewing goes dim.

    And I DO. NOT. HAVE. SUNGLASSES. Of any kind.

    I am NOT covering any sensors. This problem has not been solved.
  8. Maybe u downloaded a video in webrip format. Same happened to me before and it was because of webrip format. Try using webDL or bluray.

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