5 Ways to Fix Auto-Brightness Issue on Android Phone


If you are using an Android phone, you must have encountered irregularities while using the auto-brightness feature on your phone. Sometimes it gets too dim to read and sometimes it gets so bright regardless of the phone’s environment. In this article, we will tell you some ways to fix the auto-brightness issue on your Android.

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Fix auto-brightness issue on Android phoneDisable and re-enable auto brightness

The first and most important step in solving this problem on your Android device is to manually disable and then re-enable this feature. Follow these simple steps to resolve this issue.

  • Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
  • Scroll down to find Display and open it.
  • Tap the Brightness level.
  • Turn off the switch for Auto Brightness.
  • Wait a few seconds and then turn on the switch for the Auto-Brightness feature.
  • You can also scroll down to access your notification shade and tap the Auto-Brightness switch to turn it on or off at any time.
Use third-party apps to control auto-brightness

There are many free third-party Android apps available on the Google Play Store to adjust and set the automatic brightness on your device. You can use these apps to determine the correct functionality of auto-brightness. Follow these simple steps to do the same.

  • Give the necessary system change permissions to the app when prompted.
  • Similarly, you can also manually set the brightness of your device by adjusting the brightness slider.
Update your Android phone to fix bugs

If you are facing the auto-brightness issue on your Android device, it could be caused by the presence of existing bugs in your system. To fix this problem, you need to manually check your phone for updates to troubleshoot and fix the bugs on your Android device. Follow these simple steps to check for updates.

  • Open the Settings app on your phone.
  • Tap the About phone option in the list.
  • To manually check the phone for updates, tap the Check for updates button.
  • If your phone has received new updates/bug fixes, tap the Download button to download and install them on your phone.
Start / restart your Android device

Sometimes installing certain third-party apps can temporarily change your system’s settings. This may cause the auto-brightness feature on your phone to malfunction. You can easily fix this problem by restarting or restarting your phone. Follow these simple steps to quickly reboot/reboot your Android phone.

  • Long press the power button on your Android device until you see the Power menu.
  • Tap the Restart button to reboot your phone.

Bonus: test, check the light sensor on your Android

If you have tried all the above methods and are still facing the auto brightness issue then you need to manually check the functionality of the light sensor on your phone. If the light sensor is working properly it should produce the expected readings using the app otherwise it could indicate hardware damage to your phone.

Follow these simple steps to test the light sensor on your phone using the Sensor Test app.

  • Open the Google Play Store app, search for the Sensor Test app and install it.
  • Provide the necessary access rights for the app.
  • Tap the test button for the light sensor.
  • Move your phone to different lighting conditions and notice the change in value in the app.
  • If the reading remains the same under all conditions, this may indicate that your light sensor is damaged. You must have it repaired by an authorized service center.
  • If the value changes due to different lighting conditions, for example more in lighter areas and less in dark areas, your light sensor is working properly.
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That’s a wrap for the 5 effective ways to solve the problem of auto-brightness on your Android phone. If this 2-minute reading helped you resolve this issue on your device, please click the Like button and share this with your friends to help them too. Stay tuned for more such troubleshooting guides.

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