How to enable and disable Auto Brightness on iPhone XS Max and XR

How to enable and disable Auto Brightness on iPhone XS Max and XR
Auto brightness is fundamentally changed with the latest versions of iOS and this means that if you just drag the brightness slider in Control Center on your iPhone up and down, you will only temporarily adjust brightness, but it will not stay fixed and will keep on adjusting to the environment.

So... how can you get a full manual control over screen brightness on the latest iPhone XS, XS Max and XR?

You can do it in a few simple steps, but keep in mind that Apple has made it harder simply because auto-brightness works very well and your average user will not need to have this manual control in the daily grind. If you do, however, here is how to take a full manual control over screen brightness.

First, go into Settings and select the General option

Here is where it all starts


Next, open the Accessibility tab and select Display Accommodations

This is the new home for switching Auto-Brightness on and off


Finally, toggle Auto-Brightness on and off

Don't forget to turn it back on after you've done your experimenting


And here is a short video showing you all the steps

If you just can't follow the pictures


Voila!

You've done it.

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25 Comments

1. shiv179

Posts: 155; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Auto brightness being a power user feature? - retarded!

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3129; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

And they said iOS is simple and easy to use... lol.. If it's for android, that video duration won't even surpass 4 seconds.

6. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

I understand that for low IQ people like you this must be challenging

7. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Low IQ people who find technical things challenging.... Sound like the perfect candidate to get an iPhone.

11. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

It’s been already proven that iOS users have higher IQ and income, we can’t help it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

13. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Lol, kind of expected that from an iFan since reading comprehension and critical thought isn't exactly a skill they possess. The one study iFans like to believe is from Chikita in 2015. Most peers glossed over that study and even Chikita had this to say about their own study: "Even Chitika admits that its results "are not comprehensive." Because the company focused on states and not smaller regions, such as cities or neighborhoods, the results lack "a great deal of granularity"." Another study by a British betting company conducted through an online quiz was disregarded by all reviewers but idiots still believe in it. Finally, there was one by Consumer Intelligence report a while ago. It showed that about 10% more Apple users had Associates degrees or higher compared to Samsung users but they did not correlate intelligence in any way to their results. Income wise the iOS user base in the US is about 10%

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Income wise 68% of iOS users made 55K or more in the US while 55% of Samsung users did....much rich...so wow.

15. whatev

Posts: 2218; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lmao, you’re so insecure and triggered, but that’s to be expected from a Samsung troll, next time try not to cry so loudly, you look desperate, and btw, thanks for proving my point, you’re lovely :))))

21. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

I haven't head about that but it's been proven that Android users are more tech savvy than ios users and thta's whta's relevant here. On Android to turn off Auto brightness you just: Open settings > Chose Display(or Battery) > Toggle Auto Brightness on/off. Simple and intuitive, complicating simple things is not a sight of intelligence.

23. srgonu

Posts: 543; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

It’s the other way. Rich people buy things which are expensive and dumb. It’s more of a show off.

10. justinportant

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 25, 2018

It is NOT acceptable to use the term "retarded" as slang or at all for that matter.

2. civicsr2cool

Posts: 267; Member since: Oct 19, 2016

Welcome to 2017 Phonearena! Also, the max brightness is limited in manual mode vs auto mode. You cant get to true 100% in manual mode.

4. haruken

Posts: 306; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

A whole tutorial for a basic feature. Welcome to iOS

5. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Never got the fact that if ever you go to Auto brightness settings in the bottom it display message that "Turning off Auto brightness will affect battery life". How come turning off a basic feature like auto brightness will affect my iPad's affects battery life?

24. Leo_MC

Posts: 7243; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

You display will be kept brighter than it should be (the same goes for Android).

8. BullaBoss

Posts: 141; Member since: Jul 17, 2018

Lol I was looking for it smh.

9. drunkenjay

Posts: 1657; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

wish you can turn off wifi properly in the control panel. i hate it when it turns back on every 24 hours.

12. Chris_ABN

Posts: 191; Member since: May 16, 2018

You need how to video of this? I'll never buy a Apple product.

16. japkoslav

Posts: 1500; Member since: Feb 19, 2017

Well this is retarded, this is even "next level" compared to BT pairing on iDevices.

17. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Why not ask siri to turn off auto brightness then.

22. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

Talking with their phone is not always an option for anybody. It's just a low quality workaround.

18. syam7863

Posts: 73; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

They made it harder because its too good? Really?

19. scarface21173

Posts: 661; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Very long winded

20. Marcwand3l

Posts: 426; Member since: May 08, 2017

LoL here's the most intuitive OS ever. You need instructions on how to turn off Auto Brightness.

25. Leo_MC

Posts: 7243; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Or you can open Settings, write "br" and choose the 3rd option.

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