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  1. jmerrey's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed their screen dimming from time to time? It's not much, maybe 10%, but it's noticeable when it happens. The only way to get it back to normal is a reboot.

    *spoiler alert: No, I don't have the "automatically adjust" setting on*
    rodneyej likes this.
    11-23-2013 08:33 AM
  2. vpkb's Avatar
    How about battery saver?
    11-23-2013 09:03 AM
  3. jmerrey's Avatar
    How about battery saver?
    No, battery has 60% + right now and it just did it after I rebooted.
    11-23-2013 09:32 AM
  4. Bjfcm's Avatar
    Has anyone noticed their screen dimming from time to time? It's not much, maybe 10%, but it's noticeable when it happens. The only way to get it back to normal is a reboot.

    *spoiler alert: No, I don't have the "automatically adjust" setting on*
    Try the " Sunlight Readability" Setting ," Screen Time Out" Setting and carefully wipe the light sensor to ensure nothing or Screen Protector/Case is obstructing it.

    Hope that Helps!!
    11-23-2013 11:03 AM
  5. jmerrey's Avatar
    Thanks, I wish it was as simple as a setting. I've had 10+ windows phones, and I've never had one act like this.
    Bjfcm and rodneyej like this.
    11-23-2013 11:20 AM
  6. Bjfcm's Avatar
    Your Welcome,

    I can relate far as being a Windows Phone Devotee. My 1st was an HP W Detachable Keyboard , Tilt 1 and ll , Fuze Focus etc etc.....
    I will do research and monitor your post ,
    11-23-2013 01:34 PM
  7. jmerrey's Avatar
    I did a full reset a few hours ago, so far the problem hasn't surfaced, so hopefully it was just a glitch.
    11-23-2013 07:52 PM
  8. Mikey5211's Avatar
    Hey are you still experiencing this issue? I just got my Lumia 1520 yesterday and i noticed it dim about 10% within the first few minutes of turning it on. All settings on HIGH along with all the other settings mentioned in this thread. It dims it jus enough that it doesn't look as spectacular as the reviews says it is.

    Any advice?
    11-28-2013 08:02 PM
  9. Mikey5211's Avatar
    I did a full hard reboot and it showed up a few minutes later.
    11-28-2013 08:03 PM
  10. jmerrey's Avatar
    Yes, mine is still doing this. It's very frustrating. I've noticed a pattern where it happens when I open an app or view. For example: opening an email, unlocking the phone, starting Facebook. The screen is at normal brightness, then after 2 seconds it dims about 10-15%.
    11-28-2013 08:07 PM
  11. Mikey5211's Avatar
    Yes, mine is still doing this. It's very frustrating. I've noticed a pattern where it happens when I open an app or view. For example: opening an email, unlocking the phone, starting Facebook. The screen is at normal brightness, then after 2 seconds it dims about 10-15%.
    Ok I was afraid of that. Probably shouldn't be a big deal but I may return it within my 14 days. No sense in keeping a phone that works at 90% on an obvious asset of a great screen. Ugh
    hatemabs likes this.
    11-28-2013 10:45 PM
  12. trandz's Avatar
    They'll patch it if anything. Its a common issue
    11-28-2013 11:44 PM
  13. Mikey5211's Avatar
    They'll patch it if anything. Its a common issue
    It would be nice if they did. But I find most manufacturers are slow if they do.
    11-29-2013 06:07 AM
  14. jmerrey's Avatar
    Is it a common issue? I've gotten one reply, and haven't heard of it otherwise.
    11-29-2013 08:37 AM
  15. kbilly70's Avatar
    Is it a common issue? I've gotten one reply, and haven't heard of it otherwise.
    I had it on mine. Every time I woke the phone.
    11-29-2013 08:41 AM
  16. Old_Cus's Avatar
    Mine only seems to dim when it's been sitting idle a few minutes and when I touch the screen it brightens up. Other than that I haven't noticed any dimming issues with my phone.
    11-29-2013 09:11 AM
  17. jmerrey's Avatar
    Mine only seems to dim when it's been sitting idle a few minutes and when I touch the screen it brightens up. Other than that I haven't noticed any dimming issues with my phone.
    That is normal. What I'm talking about is different. It happens when you are using the phone, and it seems the only way to brighten it is to restart the phone.
    11-29-2013 09:29 AM
  18. trandz's Avatar
    Yeah I have that also. And not restart but lock onlock
    11-29-2013 02:23 PM
  19. matthew550's Avatar
    Every once in a while, my screen will be really dim when unlocking the phone. Tapping the screen and swiping around doesn't make it brighter. About 30-sec. later, it'll go to the regular brightness (if I don't lock and re-unlock it immediately to "reset" the brightness), though. It's very random and doesn't happen enough for me to be concerned, thankfully.
    11-30-2013 09:03 AM
  20. geereed's Avatar
    I have all the settings turned off. I have to unlock the phone 4 or 5 times before it shows full brightness. Then it will only be full bright for a bout 10 seconds. It bothers me enough to take it back. I bought the phone for the brightness of the screen but if it wont stay full bright I wont keep it. I also have restored it 2 times and it didn't make a difference.
    11-30-2013 03:02 PM
  21. Mikey5211's Avatar
    I totally agree geereed. I will be right behind you. At this stage if the game, this is kind if unacceptable.
    11-30-2013 05:48 PM
  22. Creeto's Avatar
    I returned my first phone because it seemed to be dimmer than the floor model on the same settings. Its noticable especially in whites. I exchanged it and I have the same issue, it happens on medium too. usually more dim than bright. randomly too. lock and unlock works, however it dims fast sometimes. It still looks good. I still love the phone, however they need to address this issue. I was thinking of trying doing one more exchange bc screen doesnt respond to gloves as well as the last one. setting is high
    11-30-2013 11:59 PM
  23. duncan0622's Avatar
    Mine has the problem too. But I trend to believe it's not dimming but calibrating the brightness level after you unlock the phone. The initial sharper bright is not the accurate one, the later dimming light is the accurate brightness you set.

    Either way, I agreed it's annoying. And I hope there's fiveinstead of three in brightness level because I found medium is a bit dark but High is too bright and power-consumed.
    12-01-2013 12:48 AM
  24. jmerrey's Avatar
    It's not just doing it after unlocking. Sometimes it'll go 30 minutes before it dims.
    12-01-2013 08:31 AM
  25. Creeto's Avatar
    It's not just doing it after unlocking. Sometimes it'll go 30 minutes before it dims.
    mine has the same issue. It never lasted that long. It will dim sometimes immediately or even after 1-3 min, it never lasted more than 5 minutes for me. I would like forbit to stay that way because it makes a difference . As you stated, its not the time out dim because I can be in the middle of typing and it will dim.
    trandz and Mikey5211 like this.
    12-01-2013 11:10 AM
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