How to Fix Dim Screens of your iPhone

How to Fix Dim Screen of your iPhone 7 / 7 plus

Have you noticed your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus screen turning dim? If so, you are not alone. Other users have reported similar dimness. Some claim the screen brightness decreased after the iOS 10 update.

How to Fix Dim Screen of your iPhone 7 / 7 plus :

Adjust your phone’s brightness

You probably thought of this, but it’s always good to double check. Make sure you’ve adjusted your brightness level on your iPhone. Swipe up from the bottom of its screen and drag the brightness slider to the right or left to adjust it.

Reboot your iPhone 7/7 Plus

It’s also always a good idea to restart your phone and see if that helps. It may fix minor issues, so try it and see. Press and hold down the power and volume down buttons at the same tie until you see the Apple logo appear on the screen.

Update software

Another common suggestion to fix minor issues is to update your phone’s software. Go to Settings>General>Software Update.

Disable auto-brightness

None of those steps worked? Your next step is to adjust the phone’s auto-brightness feature.

A light sensor adjusts the brightness of your screen based on the surroundings. It doesn’t always work exactly right or to your preference. You can disable it and adjust your screen yourself.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>Display and Brightness.
  • Step 2: Turn off Auto Brightness.

Disable zoom feature

Users also report that turning off the iPhone’s zoom feature helps. Here is how to do so.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>General>Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Select Zoom
  • Step 3: Turn Zoom off.

Disable invert colors, color filters

Invert colors and color filters is a feature that’s designed for people with visibility problems or color blindness. If you do not have visibility issues, it could make your screen appear too dark. Perhaps this was accidentally activated. Here is how to fix it.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>General>Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Select Display Accommodations>Color Filters.
  • Step 3: Turn off Color Filters.
  • Step 4: Repeat step one.
  • Step 5: Go to Display Accommodations>Invert Color.
  • Step 6: Turn off the switch.

Disable reduce white point

The reduce white point feature lowers the intensity of bright colors on your screen. If activated and unexpected, this could be what’s making your screen appear dim.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>General>Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Tap on Display Accommodation.
  • Step 3: Turn off the switch next to Reduce White Point.

Switch off reduce transparency

Reduce transparency is another feature of your iPhone 7/7 Plus. It improves contrast by decreasing transparency of your screen. Try disabling it and see if that helps.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>General>Accessibility.
  • Step 2: Tap on Increase Content.
  • Step 3: Turn off Reduce Transparency. You may also want to switch off Darken Colors and see if that helps.

Reset all settings

Nothing else working? Try resetting all of your settings to factory settings. It will not delete data or media that you have stored on your iPhone.

  • Step 1: Go to Settings>General.
  • Step 2: Tap on Reset>Reset All Settings.

Contact tech support

If nothing else works, consider contacting tech support or returning your iPhone to the shop from which you bought it to see what is causing the dim screen.

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Kirtiraj Gohil is a Co-founder, Social Media Strategist & Technology Enthusiast @ The Crazy Thinkers, The Crazy Design & Sparx BPO, specializing in Content Marketing, Social Media, Business and Entrepreneurship.

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