Use Adaptive Brightness in Android Pie

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Android Pie's Adaptive Brightness is designed to automatically adjust your display's brightness, based on the ambient lighting in your environment, and your device's activity. With the use of Google's ever-evolving machine learning engine (AI), Android Pie learns how you adjust the brightness on your phone or tablet while using it regularly.

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The idea behind adaptive brightness is twofold; maximize the time your device's battery can run on a single charge, as well as saving you from having to adjust your screen's brightness level manually. If you've ever had your display set to 100% brightness, for say being outdoors on a bright day, only to forget about it once you've gone back inside, you've no doubt noticed a significant drain on your battery.

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Because Adaptive brightness is a new feature, it may not perform the way you expect. If this happens, either disable it or, reset the option to its original factory settings.

for the following guide, we used a Google Pixel running Android 9.0.

Enable Adaptive Brightness Android Pie

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    On your home screen, swipe up to access your app drawer.
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    Tap the Settings app.
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  3. 3
    Tap Display.
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  4. 4
    Tap Adaptive brightness.
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  5. 5
    Tap the toggle switch to turn on Adaptive brightness.
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    Once enabled, use the slider to adjust your screen's btrightness when needed
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    This will help your device learn your brightness preferences based on your activity.
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Reset Adaptive Brightness in Android P

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To reset Adaptive brightness to default factory settings, we'll use the Device Health Services app.

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    From your home screen or app drawer, tap the Settings shortcut.
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    Tap Apps & notifications.
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  3. 3
    Tap See all apps.
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  4. 4
    Tap Device Health Services.
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  5. 5
    Tap Clear storage.
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  6. 6
    Tap Reset adaptive bightness, then tap OK when the dialog box appears.
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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