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How to turn off automatic brightness adjustment on an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11

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One unexpected change we’ve seen in the iOS 11 betas has to do with the brightness of the device’s display. We’ve always had two options: either adjust it manually or let the device adjust it automatically. To do this, iPhone and iPad have a built-in ambient light sensor that allows you to play with this setting, if you let it. Although, from iOS 11 it will do it by default .

How to turn off automatic brightness adjustment on an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11
How to turn off automatic brightness adjustment on an iPhone or iPad with iOS 11

In iOS 10 and earlier we could set the automatic brightness from Settings in the Display and Brightness section . Now we can’t find the option here anymore, Apple has put it somewhere else so that it’s not so easy for you to disable the option and let the phone or tablet adjust the brightness automatically. This means that depending on the ambient light it will be brighter or dimmer, although you can always set it yourself temporarily (until you lock the device) to a different brightness from the Control Center or Settings.

As mentioned above, the option has changed location , and is now in the Accessibility settings of the system.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad
  2. Go to General and then to Accessibility
  3. Choose Display Settings
  4. Deactivate the Automatic brightness
  5. checkbox

Why has this change been made in iOS 11? For two reasons, the first is that very few people were turning off auto-brightness, so it’s an irrelevant function to make it so important. The second reason is that those people who were doing so should be prevented from doing so. If you notice, next to the option Apple adds a message warning that disabling the automatic brightness can affect battery life . Because iOS, if it controls brightness, also manages battery life better, since the screen and its brightness are what drain a device’s battery the most.

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