The addition of ambient sensors to smartphone displays allowed phone manufacturers, including Apple, to offer automatic brightness adjustment feature. When you enter a bright room or step out in sunlight, then the brightness increases automatically after sensing the surroundings. Similarly, if you are in a dark place, then the brightness decreases.
However, no software or hardware is flawless, and it’s entirely possible that you simply don’t like the way a specific feature works or in this case want to conserve battery by running your device on low brightness. Whatever the case may be, if you wish to disable the auto-brightness feature on your iPhone, iPad or iPod running the iOS 13, here’s a guide to help you in a few simple steps alongwith few other additional display customisations available in iOS 13.
Open your iPhone or iPad’s settings and follow the steps mentioned below to enable or disable auto-brightness.
- Scroll down and tap on Accessibility.
- Then select Display & Text size option on the next page.
- Then scroll down to the bottom and tap on the toggle button beside Auto-Brightness, making the button turn grey from green (refer to the screenshot above).
Now your iPad or iPhone will no longer automatically adjust the brightness. As per the note below the auto-brightness option, disabling it might affect the battery life of your device.
Additional display customisations available in iOS 13
Under the same Display & Text Size settings option, you’ll find more options to customise your iPhone’s display.
- Reduce Transparency: This feature helps to improve contrast by reducing transparency and blurs some backgrounds to increase clarity.
- Increase in Contrast: This feature helps to increase colour contrast between app background and foreground colours.
- Differentiate without colour: This helps replace the user interface item that undividedly relies on colour for conveying information with alternatives.
- Smart Invert: This feature reverses the colours of the display. Some of the exceptions being the images, media and some of the apps that use the dark colour style.
- Classic Invert: Classic invert reverses all the colours of the display, without exceptions.
- Colour Filters: This feature is useful if you’re difficulty reading or are colourblind.
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