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petermooney
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Registered: ‎21-09-2010
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Screen brightness

I used to have the brightness set to automatic. However I am having battery issues and the screen seemed bright.

I have turned off auto and selected the minimum brightness. However it is still too bright and presumably using loads of battery.

Any tips how to get my screen dimmer?

2.2.1

JPY

 

ps off topic, how do I get my phone number to appear in settings>status ?

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thesoupdragon
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Registered: ‎09-10-2010

Re: Screen brightness

 


petermooney wrote:

Any tips how to get my screen dimmer?

2.2.1

JPY

 

ps off topic, how do I get my phone number to appear in settings>status ?


 

Hi petermooney,

 

1) I don't think you can reduce the brightness any more than you already have.

 

2) This has been discussed before, and I think the problem was with the sim card which had to be replaced by vodafone.

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petermooney
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Re: Screen brightness

This issue is not solved. No idea who said it was. No idea how to unsolve it.

So I have a galaxy that is masquerading as a torch with the consequent drain as battery.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks for the info about phone number.

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dnairb001
Posts: 486
Registered: ‎19-09-2010

Re: Screen brightness

 


petermooney wrote:

This issue is not solved. No idea who said it was. No idea how to unsolve it.

So I have a galaxy that is masquerading as a torch with the consequent drain as battery.

Any advice appreciated.

Thanks for the info about phone number.


 

Hi petermooney,

 

Other than what has already been mentioned, the only way I know of to reduce the screen's brightness is from the main home screen, hold your finger on the notification bar at the top of the screen then slide your finger to the left, this should dim the screen, sliding to the right increases brightness. Other things like live wallpapers also drain the battery, obviously more with a bright screen.

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thesoupdragon
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Re: Screen brightness

@petermooney

 

When you flashed to 2.2.1 JPY, did you do a factory reset straight away? This has been known to cause issues if you didn't reset.

 

It seems to me that a Factory reset may resolve this issue for you.

 

Remember to:

back up phone content

make a list of apps installed

Format SD cards (Internal and External)

Factory reset the phone

set up google account

Fresh downloads of apps

restore phone content, pics, music etc.

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petermooney
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Registered: ‎21-09-2010

Re: Screen brightness

i Soupdragon,

i have emailed Vodafone for their opinion.

You do seem to have gone nuclear option.

I really don't want to go down that route.

Its like tech support telling you to reinstall the operating system on your computer.

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ado28
Posts: 2,477
Registered: ‎17-09-2010

Re: Screen brightness

Like the soup meister says it's always advisable to do a factory reset before and after an upgrade as this will in most cases delete any left over parts of the old ROM which could cause any instability issues.


For hints, tips and flashing guides, visit my youtube page www.youtube.com/puggereduk
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thesoupdragon
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Re: Screen brightness

 


petermooney wrote:

i Soupdragon,

i have emailed Vodafone for their opinion.

You do seem to have gone nuclear option.

I really don't want to go down that route.

Its like tech support telling you to reinstall the operating system on your computer.


 

Hi peter,

It does seem O.T.T. But unfortunately there isn't always a quick fix. Unlike a PC you can't simply reinstall drivers or fit a new component.

Over the last few months of frantic upgrades and flashing new roms lots of people have reported errors occurring with there phones, when not applying a factory reset. However after following the strict regime as listed previously, many have reported there problems rectified. This therefore is a tried and tested method of resolving some OS quirks. It will also indicate whether there is actually a fault with your phone or just a bad upgrade/flash.

 

tsd. :smileyhappy:

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petermooney
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Re: Screen brightness

Screen brightness. Vodafone support say take it to a vodafone shop.

Phone number is now showing after an update.

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very_teknical
Posts: 954
Registered: ‎15-04-2010

Re: Screen brightness

When you go to settings, are you able to adjust the screen  brightness higher in steps?

 

If so, it could be that although you feel the screen is still too bright for your needs, the brightness adjustment setting is working correctly and the screen is actually at its lowest setting.

 

Are you sure it was not as bright as it is now when you were on 2.2?

You can double check this by comparing it to another Galaxy S if you have access to one eg. in a shop

 

Either way whatever you find, I would definitely carry out a full reset of the phone before you send it off anywhere.

You describe this as the 'nuclear' option and perhaps it is, but I have found that it is highly advisable after an update if you want a stress free, problem free, phone experience after flashing.

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