Currently Being ModeratedSep 25, 2012 11:40 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
I was having the same issue with my iphone 4s. Adjusting the slider and toggling the auto switch on and off will not affect the backlight level like it use to in 5.1.1. After reading the multiple suggestions about setting the max and min limits by adjusting it in a dark (and bright) room instead of covering the sensor, my iphone 4s is working and it does respond to the ambient light level as described dynamically. However, it **seems to be a range that is set and not the absolute max and min limits. For example, setting the max at mid point then moving to a really bright location will max out the backlight level.
Note, Before doing all this and I though it was a SW bug, I did reset the network setting and reboot the iphone 4S.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 1:16 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
OVER 200 new Features!! Woohoo now we've found one more of them *sarcasm*. Who could imagine what would've happened if Apple threw in some interactive OS update *Android Style*. That's one **** of a struggle, apple can beat around the bush with crappy updates just until the moment someone from Moto7ola or S4msung comes up with sleek monolithic design..
Thanks for the Do Not Disturb feature though.. seams the only one to work as expected..
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 3:02 PM (in response to Ben428)
My auto brightness has also stopped working since installing the new iOS 6, and once it has set itself to minimum.
Come on Apple, please check these updates before releasing them! I thought that Apple was supposed to be so much better than Microsoft in these matters. I am a retired shop assistant, and the iPad 3 was a huge outlay for me. I bought what I thought something reliable and trouble- free! Please don't disappoint me.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 5:37 PM (in response to DraconicSide)
New iPad. Updated to IOS 6 auto brightness no longer works. Period. It used to work but no longer does since updating to IOS 6.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 10:01 PM (in response to sautran85)
I have exactly the same issue. Wife with a 4 that works after ios6 and my 4s auto brightness doesn't.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 8:44 AM (in response to Moban)
Exact same problem here. New iPad, updated to iOS 6, Auto-Brightness dead in the water. It does nothing at all, no matter the ambient light level.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 27, 2012 8:23 PM (in response to DraconicSide)
Sensor works very well, both on 4S and 5 but people do not know how to set it correct.
1. You need to set slider on minimum brightness
2. Turn auto-brightness one ON/OFF and set it on ON, than it will adjust automaticly
The auto-dim feature got significantly improved in iOS 6. The best improvement is brightness adjustment in the lock screen. Before, in a dark room, I would be blasted with the iPad or iPhone’s default brightness before sliding to unlock and having it dim down to match the room’s brightness. Now, from the moment the screen turns on, the brightness is appropriate.
In all previous versions of iOS, the light sensor would sense the room’s brightness and then suddenly make the brightness adjustment. In iOS 6, the auto-brightness adjustment is gradual and much more subtle, like the Mac. "
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 6:58 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
RIP auto-brighness! Murdered at the hands of iOS 6
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:02 AM (in response to Living In A Box)
Everything works normally, why you said RIP auto-brightness ? :)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:06 AM (in response to Living In A Box)
Did you try like I wrote in a post abowe ?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:10 AM (in response to fbzik)
Yes, I read your post. It's not difficult to know if auto-brightness works or not and it does not... on my ipad.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 28, 2012 7:54 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
Even if the "new algorithm" was able to find a perfect brightness level for each and every light situation,
the fact that it takes up to 10 seconds to adjust alone makes me have to turn it off.
I just don't want to wait 10 seconds before I am able to read what's on the screen.
After the upgrade to iOS6, I turned Auto-Brightness off on all devices; now the devices are way too bright at night, just so I can read them in the sunlight too.
Before iOS6, I didn't even think about it: it just worked. I might want to give competitor's products a second look now; just way too many things in iOS6 that don't work right (the new map-application being the one getting most attention).
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 12:58 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
I'm seeing the same problem with auto brightness not working on either my iPhone 4S nor iPad (3rd gen). I've been wondering why my battery seems to be dying much more quickly and this must be part of the problem.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 8:29 AM (in response to strefethen)
So is my iPad battery. I have now turned off auto brightness.