How to Use Auto-Brightness in iOS 7 on the iPhone 5

iOS 7 may have a ton of great new features, but it does seem to drain your battery life quickly. One way that you can moderately improve your battery life is by lowering your screen brightness.

But if you find that you typically need to adjust your screen brightness manually, then using the Auto-Brightness feature can be very helpful.


Automatically Control Screen Brightness in iOS 7

When you enable iOS 7’s Auto-Brightness feature, then your iPhone 5 will use the ambient lighting around the screen to determine how bright it needs to be. So it won’t be very bright if you are in a dark location, but it will be bright if you are someplace sunny. You can set a baseline for your brightness on the brightness slider in the last step below, but the iPhone 5 will still automatically adjust your brightness from that level if you have configured Auto-Brightness.


Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.

open the settings menu



Step 2: Scroll down and select the Wallpapers & Brightness option.

open the wallpapers and brightness menu



Step 3: Move the slider to the right of Auto-Brightness from left to right so that you can see some green surrounding the button. The slider above the Auto-Brightness can also be moved from left to right to set a preferred brightness level.

how to set auto brightness in ios 7 on the iphone 5



Note that you can quickly access the brightness slider if you decide that you manually want to adjust it. Simply pull up from the bottom black border of the screen, which will being up your Control Center. Then you can adjust the slider highlighted in the image below.

the brightness slider in the control center



If you want to remove the control center from your lock screen, you can read this article to learn how.

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