Learn how to adjust the brightness of the display in the Control Point program or the Settings menu.
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Brightness control in the Control Center
You can adjust the brightness in a matter of seconds through the Control Center.
- On iPhone X and later or an iOS 12 iPad, swipe down from the top right corner of the display. On an iPhone 8 or earlier, or on iPod touch, swipe up from the bottom of the display.
- To adjust the brightness level, drag the corresponding slider up or down.
Brightness adjustment in the "Settings"
- Go to the Settings menu > "Screen and brightness."
- To adjust the brightness level, drag the slider to the right or left.
The listed devices support True Tone * technology, which uses modern multi-channel sensors to adjust the display colors and the intensity of its backlight, taking into account the lighting conditions. Thanks to this, the image is more natural.
You can also turn on the Night Shift function, which will automatically translate the colors on your display to the warmer side of the spectrum and thereby reduce eye strain.
When activating some universal access options for the display, such as Invert Color, Grayscale, and Increase Contrast, True Tone may turn off.
IOS devices are equipped with an ambient light sensor to adjust the brightness level depending on the lighting conditions. The sensor reduces brightness in dark places and increases it in the light. Auto Brightness is on by default.
When the Auto Brightness function is turned on, you may notice that the brightness slider shifts due to changing lighting conditions.
In iOS 11 and later, you can enable or disable the Auto Brightness function in the Settings menu > "Basic" > "Universal access" > "Adaptation of the display."
IPod touch does not support automatic brightness control.
- The brightness level may affect battery life. To maximize battery life, use the Auto Brightness feature or decrease the brightness.
- You can use the Night Shift function to adjust the display colors.
- If the display does not turn on or there are other problems with the screen, see the instructions in this article.
* The following devices support True Tone: iPhone 8 and later, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro (10.5 inches), iPad Pro (9.7 inches), iPad Air (3rd generation) and iPad mini (5th generation).