1. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I know everyone here tries to conserve power on their phones as much as possible. I was in that camp and usually turned my screen brightness down to the spot where it was bright enough to be tolerated. However now with the bugs of 4.3 I've become so frustrated I decided F* that I'm going to turn the brightness up and enjoy my phone. I usually end up going home around the low 80s at normal times putting it to charge at the end of the day around 60%. So I figure I have some room to play with and besides I have an extra plug at work so I'll just charge it over my lunch hour. So how many of you have used your screen brightness in the upper 90% regions? it makes such a difference I feel like it's a new phone when I look at the screen now.
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    03-24-2011 11:55 AM
  2. big9erfan's Avatar
    Having it that bright is just way TOO bright for me. When I "turn it up" it's only about 50%
    03-24-2011 12:14 PM
  3. Garz's Avatar
    I keep mine around 50-60% with auto brightness off. Any brighter and it gives me a headache.
    03-24-2011 12:16 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    i'm at 100% when i go out in the evenings or weekends
    03-24-2011 12:18 PM
  5. Fausty82's Avatar
    This is interesting... after years of being conditioned to turn down the brightness to conserve battery power on ALL of our smartphones, we have gotten used to the lower light levels... I know I turned my brightness level up to the max a while back just to see what it looked like... and it literally hurt my eyes - was like staring into a lightbulb!

    I keep my brightness level at about 40%... anything brighter than that is uncomfortable... and, yes, when I hear a bell ring, I start looking for dinner.
    03-24-2011 12:23 PM
  6. icebox93's Avatar
    I will sometimes turn the brightness up to 75-80% when plugged in with typical lighting situations. In darker situations, then 50% -60% looks best to me; turning it up to 90% in the dark basically means you're trying to light the room as well and gets annoying after awhile. And because 50% or 60% is acceptable looking in the daytime also, it tends to be where I have the brightness.
    03-24-2011 12:25 PM
  7. sting7k's Avatar
    I keep mine at around 75% all the time with auto brightness supposedly turned on. Especially with the retina display I want to see those colors pop.
    03-24-2011 12:51 PM
  8. swooshme's Avatar
    I was the same way, being conditioned to turn down the brightness on my smartphones to save battery. Even though with my iPhone 4, I have chargers everywhere, in the car, and the office, one upstairs, one downstairs, parents house, etc. I'm the tech guy in the family and whenever I would come around another family member with an iPhone 4 (9 of us total now) I used to be like "Man why does your screen look so much better than mine". Then come to find out everyone else has their brightness up above 75% most at 100%. They never complained about battery life. So I decided I'll rock 100% during the day. And boy what a HUGE difference it makes. Battery life on the iPhone 4 is great.
    I only turn it all the way down before I go to bed so I don't get blinded if I have to look at my phone in the middle of the night.
    03-24-2011 01:08 PM
  9. Itsfoxy's Avatar
    I'm using mine at 100% when I'm near a charger. I go down to about 40% when I'm trying to conserve the battery when I can't charge.

    Those colors do POP when its turned up!
    03-24-2011 01:23 PM
  10. stoneland's Avatar
    My brightness is always around 33% (right where the "B" in "Brightness" is). Any brighter, I get a headache...
    03-24-2011 02:05 PM
  11. ghostface147's Avatar
    I turned my brightness level up to the max a while back just to see what it looked like... and it literally hurt my eyes
    Yep, same here. I keep mine at 50%.
    03-24-2011 02:21 PM
  12. Ipheuria's Avatar
    Well like you guys it's like a whole new phone. I have always had my brightness down with every iPhone so I haven't had anything to compare it to and wow. I thought what is the point of owning the damn phone if you turn off so many of the features to save battery. In the case where you are on the road or you can't charge for some reason it makes perfect sense. However I can charge in the middle of the day and if I get the same usage or even if it's low when I go to bed who cares it's about to be charged. I'm NEVER going back LOL
    03-24-2011 02:55 PM
  13. zwei's Avatar
    Normally keep mine around 25% unless i'm in the dark, then I have it all the way down.
    03-24-2011 09:26 PM
  14. Rex_Suggs's Avatar
    No i like mine dim with auto brightness on
    03-24-2011 09:59 PM
  15. lawls's Avatar
    mines always 90-100% brightness, i just thinks it looks so great, why bother having retina display if its so dim you cant take advantage of the beauty.
    i only turn mine down if im far away from a charger and its hit 20%
    03-24-2011 11:01 PM
  16. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I have mine set at around 40-45%. I tried the auto-brightness yesterday, I don't think I like it...
    03-25-2011 02:14 AM
  17. Ipheuria's Avatar
    I have never liked Auto-brightness. The one time it was on and I didn't know I was like what's wrong with my damn screen??
    03-25-2011 05:25 PM
  18. brittanyh's Avatar
    I keep mine at 100% all the time - no auto brightness.
    03-25-2011 05:34 PM
  19. P0stalTek's Avatar
    I keep mine at 100% all the time - no auto brightness.
    What sort of battery life have you gotten that way, if ya don't mind me asking.

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    03-25-2011 05:54 PM
  20. OTACORB's Avatar
    I am in the 50 to 60% camp. I can't stand it being much brighter than that.
    03-26-2011 12:36 AM
  21. Acelx's Avatar
    i keep my brightness about 75% with auto on, as you see in the picture from a full day of use with phone calls and downloadind,text,cydia its at 35%
    03-26-2011 01:24 AM
  22. user_name's Avatar
    Well I would put my ipod touch brightness up to about 75% with auto on. anyway it's bright enough for me.
    03-26-2011 07:24 AM
  23. shinbone's Avatar
    The "OCD" in me wishes that the "brightness slider" had a numeric percentage meter to it so I know exactly what % brightness my setting is . .
    03-26-2011 09:44 AM
  24. lonbeehold's Avatar
    I set it to 100% unless I am reading at night. I do have the auto brightness setting enabled, but I manually swipe it 100% if I feel the need. No battery life issues at all on iP4, although I did have major issues with my 3GS and often cut the brightness to extend battery life.
    03-26-2011 02:05 PM
  25. NickFalk's Avatar
    I would certainly love to have it at 100% all the time, but frankly the battery is the one true weak part of the equation making up the iPhone. (Not that's it any worse than other smart-phones, but I really wish we'd see a leap in battery-performance).
    03-26-2011 02:19 PM
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