How To Enable / Disable Auto-Brightness on iOS 11 Device

enable and disable auto brightness on ios 11

Upgraded to latest iOS 11 only to find out that auto-brightness toggle switch is not in its usual location in the Settings app? Well, if that’s the case, then worry no more because we are here to help you out. In this tutorial, we are going to walk you through the process that will allow you to enable and disable auto-brightness on iOS 11 powered iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device.

iOS 11 brings the biggest overhaul in the interface and functionality of the iPhone and iPad operating system since iOS 7. Apple has made so many changes to the way iOS works on its mobile devices that it is adding to the users’ confusion regarding the various features. Some functions have been moved from their previous position in the latest iOS 11. One of these is the all-important auto-brightness feature. This function ensures that your device has just the right amount of display brightness that is suitable according to the surrounding light condition. This way it helps prevent fast battery drain. That’s why auto-brightness on iOS has always been really important to users of iPhone and iPad. In this post, we are going to find out the new place of the Auto-Brightness feature and how to enable or disable it whenever you like.

How to Enable or Disbale iOS 11 Auto-Brightness Feature on iPhone / iPad

Auto-brightness is one of the most frequently used features on iOS devices for reasons explained above. On previous iOS 10 or earlier versions, it was actually quite straightforward to find and interact with this feature as it was under Settings > Display & Brightness. However, things have changed as far as the location of the Auto-Brightness is concerned on the new iOS 11. For some odd reason that only Apple can explain, the feature has been moved to a new place inside the iOS 11, thus fooling some into believing that its been taken down from the iOS software altogether. But actually it hasn’t, as is shown in the step-by-step guide below:

Step 1 – On your iOS 11 powered device, go to the Settings app by tapping on its icon from the home screen.

Step 2 – In the Settings app, navigate to General > Accessibility.

Step 3 – Look for the Display Accommodations section and tap on it.

display accomodations ios 11 settings

Step 4 – Now withing Display Accommodations, there is an Auto-Brightness function with a toggle switch next to it.

auto brightness ios 11 settings

Step 5 – Simply turn the Auto-Brightness toggle switch to ON or OFF position to enable or disable this feature on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11.

That’s all. For those who have been iOS device users for several years now, this new location of the Auto-Brightness might come across as annoying making some wonder why would Apple bury such a frequently used function so deep into the settings app. But then again, Apple likes to do things its own way. It would have made much more sense if auto-brightness feature could be accessed from a convenient location within iOS 11 such as Control Center, via 3D Touch, or similar other area that is easy to navigate. Perhaps Apple wanted users to explore new settings while looking for this useful auto-brightness feature by stacking them together inside the settings app.

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