If you have an iPhone 12 and the screen is dim, there are a few things you can do to make it brighter. These include:
Auto-Brightness is a feature that adjusts the brightness of your device automatically based on changing light conditions. This helps conserve battery power and make it easier to read.
Turn on Auto-Brightness
The iPhone has a feature called Auto-Brightness that automatically adjusts the brightness of your display to match the amount of light in your environment. This is a helpful function that prevents eye strain and makes your screen easier to see.
But sometimes, your iPhone can’t detect the right lighting conditions and your screen keeps dimming even when you turn on Auto-Brightness. This is a common issue and can be caused by a variety of issues.
A common cause is that your device is running a software bug, which is preventing it from correctly detecting the brightness levels in your environment. In this guide, we’ll show you how to fix this problem and make your display bright again!
Another possible cause of a dimmer screen is that your iPhone has an Accessibility setting that reduces the intensity of bright colors to make them easier to see. If this is the case, you need to disable this setting so that it doesn’t affect your iPhone’s brightness.
To do this, navigate to Settings and tap on Accessibility, then scroll down to Display & Text Size and disable the Auto-Brightness option.
Also, consider disabling True Tone and Night Shift, which may override your current brightness settings. These features can also interfere with auto-brightness and can cause your iPhone to overheat.
However, you should note that turning off these features can negatively affect battery life on OLED-equipped devices. That’s why it’s best to avoid enabling these features unless you really need them.
Turn on Night Shift
If you have a brand new iPhone 12 and noticed that it has a dim screen, there are a few settings you can tweak to get the screen back to its normal brightness. One of those settings is Night Shift, which adjusts your screen to the warmer end of the color spectrum to make it easier on your eyes.
Apple claims that Night Shift helps you sleep better by reducing the amount of blue light your phone emits. This can help you have a more restful sleep by improving your circadian rhythm and cutting down on eye strain.
To turn on Night Shift, open Control Center (iPhone X and later) or the Settings app. Firmly press the Brightness control icon, then tap to turn Night Shift on or off.
You can also schedule Night Shift to turn on automatically, with options for when it should start and end. You can set a specific time period, such as sunset to sunrise or choose a custom range.
Alternatively, you can manually turn on Night Shift at any time. To do so, open the Settings app and go to Display & Brightness.
After you enable Night Shift, it will automatically switch on at sunset and adjust the colors of your screen to the warmer side of the color spectrum. It will then return to the regular color temperature in the morning.
Another setting you can toggle on is True Tone. This reduces blue light exposure and improves color consistency in different lighting conditions. It’s also helpful for avoiding eye strain and headaches, and can improve your chances of getting a good night’s rest.
If your screen still dims even after turning on Auto-Brightness and Night Shift, it could be because your iPhone is overheating. It’s a common problem, and a quick fix is to close all open apps or let your iPhone cool down before trying to use it again.
Turn off Reduce White Point
You can turn up the brightness on your iPhone 12 manually by adjusting the Brightness setting in Settings. On iPhones with Face ID, swipe down from the top right corner to adjust; on devices with a Home button, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to adjust.
The auto-brightness feature adjusts the screen brightness based on ambient light conditions with the help of the built-in ambient light sensor installed near the front-facing camera. It works well, but it may cause your screen to dim in some cases.
It can also make the colors on your iPhone appear more yellow or less saturated in certain lights. This is caused by Apple’s True Tone feature, which uses sensors to determine the ambient light and then adjusts screen colors accordingly.
However, it’s important to note that True Tone can cause some issues when the color temperature is too warm or too cool. If you’re experiencing this issue, it might be a good idea to disable this feature or switch it to manual mode to get rid of the problem.
Another option is to enable the Reduce White Point feature in iOS 15. This will allow you to adjust the intensity of your screen’s brightest colors without affecting the dark and muted ones.
This is an Accessibility feature that can improve your iPhone’s display experience and help you see everything clearly. It works by reducing the glare of bright colors, which can prevent eye strain and give you more comfortable viewing experiences in low-light situations.
To enable the Reduce White Point feature on your iPhone 12, go to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size, and then scroll down to the ‘Display Accommodations’ section. Tap the toggle switch for ‘Reduce White Point’ to turn it on; when it’s enabled, the white point slider will be visible, letting you adjust the level of the brighter colors. When you’re happy with your settings, return to the Home screen by swiping up from the bottom of the screen or by pressing the Home button on devices with a physical Home button.
Restart your device
If your iPhone 12’s screen is too dark, there are a few things you can do to fix the problem. The first step is to turn up the brightness of the screen. This is easy to do: Just swipe up from the bottom of your screen to access the quick-access panel. Once there, slide the brightness slider all the way to the right.
If the brightness doesn’t seem to improve, you may need to do a hard reset of the phone. This will delete all your personal settings and return the device to its original factory state.
Another option is to do a full restore of the device using iTunes. This will restore the iPhone to its original factory settings and fix any issues that might be causing your device’s screen to appear too dim.
Alternatively, you can try resetting the adaptive brightness feature. This is the easiest way to do this, but it might not work as well as you’d hope.
The Adaptive Brightness feature adjusts the brightness of your screen depending on the ambient light in your environment, but it can sometimes become glitchy and make it appear too bright or too dim. This can happen if you’ve let the feature get too long before resetting it, so give it a few days to adjust again and check if your phone’s screen is still too bright or too dim.
One of the most common reasons that a screen appears too dim is because you have an Accessibility setting turned on that reduces the intensity of strong colors. To turn this off, go to Settings > General and Accessibility, then scroll down to the Accessibility section.
Update your iOS
If your iPhone 12 screen suddenly dims or goes black while you’re using it, there are a few things that can cause this. However, most of them are fairly easy to fix.
First, make sure your device is powered on and that you have a stable Wi-Fi network connection. This is important as iOS updates require a solid network connection.
Second, check to see if your device has the latest software update installed. If not, update it from iTunes or Finder (if you’re on macOS Catalina or later).
Third, check to make sure that your device’s display brightness is set to “Auto” rather than “Low.” This feature automatically adjusts your screen’s brightness as needed depending on your current lighting conditions. If you don’t like this, you can turn it off.
Fourth, if your device has an Accessibility setting called Reduce White Point, that’s also causing the screen to dim, try turning that off as well. This will make your display much brighter again.
Fifth, you can also adjust your display’s brightness from Control Center or Settings. Swipe down from the top or bottom of your screen to reveal the controls.
You can increase your device’s display brightness by sliding the slider to the right. You can also disable the auto-brightness feature and adjust the color temperature.
Finally, you can also try removing any protective films that might be reducing your device’s display. These can include low-quality plastic laminations, and even some screen protectors. You can also send your device to an Apple repair shop to have a professional take a look at it and see what might be causing the screen to dim. You should be able to find one close to you that has good reviews.