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    Default Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Since updating my iPhone 4S to 6.1.3 my Auto-Brightness no longer works properly.

    I normally set it by going into a dark room (or putting my finger over the ambient light sensor), adjusting the brightness, then turning it on. Usually it adjusts to my environment perfectly, but since updating it no longer does.

    I can hold the phone with the sensor directly under a very bright light, & the brightness bar doesn't move across like it normally does. If I'm outside, I can manually increase the brightness but if I lock the phone & put it in my pocket, when I take it out it's back down to the darkest setting & doesn't re-adjust automatically.

    This issue, plus my battery life disappearing before my very eyes has me really hoping that Apple releases 6.1.4 with a bug fix VERY soon.

    Has anyone else had this problem?
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    I have not heard about this problem as an "official" one, the problem that lots of people are facing. May be there is an issue with your software. Have you tried to restore the settings and reupdate it?
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    I read something about this on iMore. However, I haven't had this problem. Did you try a reset and re-adjust the brightness setting?
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    I haven't seen much on this issue yet. Give Apple a call and see if they have any fix for it yet. I'll keep my eyes open as well.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    6.1.3 for me:

    auto-brightness - works fine as usual

    battery life - sucks ***!
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Auto brightness doesn't work for me. Battery is terrible, also. Worst update ice ever installed. My phone is drained by 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Was lasting till 6 or 7 at night on .1


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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Update: So I did a hard reset which has fixed the Auto-Brightness problem, but my battery life is as bad as ever.

    I also tried turning off my mail & iCloud settings, hard resetting, then turning them all back on as someone suggested in Apple Support Communities but that hasn't fixed the problem at all
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    It is a shame all of these battery problems...
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    kinda funny... i just noticed my ipod is having the brightness problem too. a hard reset didn't work either.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    No brightness issue but battery def got worse


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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    I also have the brightness problem on my 4S. By hard reset do you folks mean resetting my phone back to factory settings then restoring from iCloud?
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by abaggy View Post
    I also have the brightness problem on my 4S. By hard reset do you folks mean resetting my phone back to factory settings then restoring from iCloud?
    A hard reset is when you clear all apps from the multitasking bar, then press & hold the power & home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears, & the device switches off.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    iMore's Allyson Kazmucha wrote this article in December 2012 describing a fix for the auto-brightness problem. It might be worth a try.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    guys i tried to update my iphone 4 to 6.1.3 and now its stuck on itunes logo . any idea how to fix it?
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by jclisenby View Post
    Auto brightness doesn't work for me. Battery is terrible, also. Worst update ice ever installed. My phone is drained by 1 or 2 in the afternoon. Was lasting till 6 or 7 at night on .1


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    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    6.1.3 for me:

    auto-brightness - works fine as usual

    battery life - sucks ***!
    Glad I have not updated...
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Glad I have not updated...
    Me too. Staying on 6.1.2
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    No issues here with my iPad2 nor my iPhone 4S.

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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    This is my usage this morning (checked Facebook, Flipboard & iMore Forums), after charging from dead flat to 100% over night!!!
    Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1364425044.527810.jpg
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    I've never been so mad after updating until 6.1.3 came out! My battery life is horrid I can only usually get 2-3 hours usage.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by HeyKatie View Post
    I've never been so mad after updating until 6.1.3 came out! My battery life is horrid I can only usually get 2-3 hours usage.
    I recommend that you connect your device to your computer, initiate its iTunes app and restore your device as new. Do not restore from a backup.
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    The only reason I don't do it that way it because I have app data that I'd really hate to lose (games)
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by mglivesey View Post
    This is my usage this morning (checked Facebook, Flipboard & iMore Forums), after charging from dead flat to 100% over night!!!
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    it always looks great your first 10% used

    i'd be curious where you ended up at the end of that cycle
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by BLiNK View Post
    it always looks great your first 10% used

    i'd be curious where you ended up at the end of that cycle
    An hour later, after reading a couple of longform articles on Instapaper I was down to 60% & it was a steady decline from there, unfortunately...
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    This one's from today...
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    Default Re: Auto-Brightness bug in iOS 6.1.3

    Quote Originally Posted by gc916 View Post
    iMore's Allyson Kazmucha wrote this article in December 2012 describing a fix for the auto-brightness problem. It might be worth a try.
    Thanks for posting this tip! I couldn't get auto brightness to work, but these instructions fixed it.
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