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  1. jhewit22

    jhewit22 Well-Known Member
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    Sorry for posting a sort of random thread...but...

    Has anyone else noticed their Eris display SUCKS when outside in the sunlight? I can't see anything on the screen when I'm outside! I don't have the brightness all the way up to save on battery life, and I don't have a screen protector on. With spring/summer coming up soon, anyone else find this as annoying as I do?! Would a screen protector help that issue?
     

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  2. Rubik76

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    Go to Settings > Sound and Display, scroll down to Display settings, and mess around with Auto Backlight and, depending on the selection, brightness.

    I've never had a problem.

    EDIT: Looks like you've done that. I also have Ghost Armor on my phone, which helps a lot with glare (not sure about general brightness).
     
  3. bjf88

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    I'm pretty sure that's normal for any phone with a large screen... just one of the downfalls of big, beautiful displays! I would suggest getting an app that allows you to adjust the screen brightness easily and just turn it all the way up while you're outside.
     
  4. I've never had a cell phone that didn't have that issue somewhat. I remember the old flip phones from years ago were the best outside, though.

    Rubik posted about the settings; it's a good idea to have that area as a widget on one of your screens for situations when you know you're about to go outside in bright light. Then you can have your settings quickly available to you for any light conditions.
     
  5. jreed2560

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    the power control widget on 2.1 works good for this. the brightness widget has three settings. Full, dim, and off.
     
  6. i VTAK

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    This is common on every phone I've had. With brightness all the way up it does pretty good though.
     
  7. thetomlin2

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  8. doogald

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    I can actually see something on the Eris outdoors in bright sunlight (though it hasn't seen a summer day yet...). That is definitely something I could not do with my Moto Q9 - you had to operate that phone blind in bright sunlight.
     
  9. saturnotaku

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    Of all the color-screen phones I've ever had, the Eris is actually the best at coping with the sun. The only time legibility is a problem is when I'm wearing my sunglasses, but it's an issue with the lenses, not the phone.
     
  10. jwm2

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    Solution: Move to Europe or Seattle, WA.
     

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