Change Screen Brightness on Samsung Galaxy S3

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Often when we get our first mobile, or even our fourth or fifth, we often leave the settings exactly as they were when we first got the phone. It's not that difficult to get your phone exactly as you'd like it. Perhaps the screen is too bright for you, or maybe it's too dark. In this article, we will show you how you can adjust the screen brightness on your Samsung Galaxy S3. It's important to note that the brighter the screen brightness is set, the more screen is Also turning down the brightness of the screen on your phone will extend your battery life to some degree.

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How to the Change Screen Brightness on Samsung Galaxy S3 using the Settings

You can change the brightness of your Samsung Galaxy S3's screen by going to the Settings. To do that, follow these procedures:

  • Tap the 'Apps' located on the lower right corner of your mobile.

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  • From your Apps tap the 'Settings'.

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  • Then tap 'Display'.

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  • Then from the Display under General tap 'Brightness'.

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  • There will be a popup window - you can adjust the brightness from there. When you're satisfied with your adjustments, tap 'OK' to save the changes.

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How to Quickly Change Screen Brightness from the Notification Bar

Another way to change your screen's brightness, aside from going into Settings, is by using the notification bar. To do that, follow these procedures:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Home button once.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the notification bar by performing a swiping gesture from the top of your screen down to the bottom of your screen.
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    On your notification bar, tap on the brightness adjustment feature and adjust the brightness to your preference.
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    You have successfully adjusted your screen's brightness through the notification bar.
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Auto-Adjust Screen Brightness on Samsung Galaxy S3

Galaxy S3 has a feature to auto-adjust its screen's brightness settings, depending on the current lighting conditions. This will help users save their battery life, without sacrificing screen visibility and without the hassles of adjusting brightness too often. There are two ways of enabling auto-adjustment on your device; both of which will be discussed in this section.

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How to Auto-Adjust Screen Brightness on Galaxy S3 Using the Settings

To auto-adjust your screen's brightness through your phone's settings, follow these steps:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Home button once or by pressing the Back key a few times.
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    From the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon located in the lower right part of your S3's screen.
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    From the list of applications on your S3, tap on "Settings".
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    Once on Settings, tap on "My Device" tab where the Display options are available.
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    From My Device, tap on "Display" and choose "Brightness".
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    Tap on the check box for "Automatic Brightness" and your phone will now adjust based on the ambient lighting conditions present.
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How to Auto-Adjust Screen Brightness on Galaxy S3 Using the Notifications Bar

You can also enable auto-adjustment of brightness from your notification bar. To do that, follow these procedures:

  1. 1
    Go to your Home screen by tapping on the Home button once or by pressing the Back key a few times.
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    From your Home screen, pull down the notification bar by performing a swiping gesture from the top of your screen down to the bottom of it.
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    On your notification bar, tap on the box to the right of "Auto".
    A check mark in that box means that auto-adjust brightness is enabled.
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    You have successfully enabled auto-adjustment of your screen's brightness using the notification bar.
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Things to Note on Auto-Adjust Brightness

  • Your phone will adjust its screen's brightness based on the ambient lightning conditions captured on the sensor. Make sure that you do not give the wrong signals to your phone by covering the light sensor located on the upper part of the phone beside the front camera.
  • You can still manually adjust your screen's brightness although it's in auto-adjust mode. The allowed adjustment is limited to a minimal increase or decrease in screen's brightness.
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Questions and Answers

The screen on my Galaxy S3 is almost totally dark?

I can't see anything on the screen to navigate to any kind of settings. When I power on, I can just barely see the Samsung animated logo, then not much of anything else.

Is there any way to do a hard reset?

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My phone powers on but the brightness is very low.

My phone powers on but the brightness is very low. Can you help?

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How do I find brightness adjustment?

I can't find my device in settings to change brightness.

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I have my brightness all the way up but it is still little hard to read the stuff?

How can I fix the problem to make it brighter?. I have tried: I turned my brightness all the way up and still hard to see the stuff. I think it was caused by: Not sure

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