Set the brightness of your iPhone perfectly: this is how you do it

The ideal brightness of an iPhone screen is different for everyone. That’s why it’s good that you can adjust the brightness. We’ll show you how.

Brightness in the Control Panel

The easiest way to adjust the brightness of your iPhone is through Control Center. If you have an iPhone with Face ID, you open the panel by swiping down from the top right. If you have an iPhone with Touch ID, you swipe from bottom to top.

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In the Control Panel you see a bar with a sun in it. Simply swipe up or down on the bar to adjust your iPhone brightness. For an accurate setting, hold your finger a little longer on the bar, which then appears full-screen.

Brightness via the settings


It is also possible to set your iPhone brightness through the Settings app. It goes like this:

  1. Open the Settings app;

  2. Tap on ‘Screen and brightness’;

  3. Adjust the slider under ‘BRIGHTNESS’.

You can also enable the ‘True Tone’ option here. This ensures that the color temperature of the colors on the screen is adjusted to the ambient light. This ensures that the colors look the same in different conditions.

Automatically adjust brightness

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The iPhone brightness is also automatically adjusted by default, but it is possible to disable this. You do that in another place:

  • Open the Settings app;
  • Tap on ‘Accessibility’;
  • Tap on ‘Display and text size’;
  • Scroll down and turn off Auto Fit.

You’ll also see the “Reduce white point” option here. If you like the brightness to be very high, it may be nice to enable this option. This is because you reduce the intensity of bright colors.

Don’t set the brightness of your iPhone too high

Sometimes a high iPhone brightness is necessary, such as in bright direct sunlight. Keep in mind that this is at the expense of your battery life. In addition, your iPhone can become warmer as a result. Combined with a bright, hot sun, this can even cause your iPhone to lower the brightness as a precaution (because your smartphone gets too hot). In that case, you will miss your target.

By the way, disabling automatic brightness adjustment can also shorten battery life. This may not be a problem for you, but it is something to keep in mind.

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