Currently Being ModeratedSep 29, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to strefethen)
My battery has been draining much more quickly too, but I thought I was just imagining it. I didn't consider that the new nonfunctional Auto-Brightness was the cause. Thanks for the tip!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 3, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Aljen4648)
I have also turned off Siri which seems to help with battery life. I hope that this helps others.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 5:49 AM (in response to doubleocrow)
@doublecrow. So you think you had to restore the phone to get it to work? I have tried getting autobrightness to work on my 4S, and i can't get it to brighten up when i set it to the low setting w/ autobrightness on. Any advice!?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
Good day all
I had the same problem with Ipad3 IOS 6
1. Turn off Auto brightness
2. Slide to the minimum brightness slider
3. Turn on Auto brightness
After a couple of seconds sensor will be activated and Auto brightness will be on!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to GiorgiMod)
These steps *seem* to work for me too but it's different behavior than before so time will tell if it's really going to work.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 10, 2012 7:30 AM (in response to GiorgiMod)
no it doesn't work.
after the step 3 i actually can see the slider moves right and left when i temporary cover the sensor with a finger BUT when i place ipad under really bright light (the slider moves to the right completely) and then to the dark place it DOESN'T move to the left. i've just let it stay in a dark room for 5 minutes - NOTHING.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 16, 2012 1:13 AM (in response to MichaelAlad)
there might be other problem, because in my case depend on light slider goes to the right or to the left with out any problem.
I suggest you:
1. clean glass over the sensor
2. Take it to nearest service and let them check sensor if it works
Currently Being ModeratedOct 22, 2012 6:28 AM (in response to fbzik)
Setting to full dim then turning auto off then on. Worked great for me. Thanks!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 6:23 AM (in response to DraconicSide)
There are not chance to try this or that with slider o button or something else. On my iPad3 and ios5 all works fine but on my ios6 the auto brightness now doesn't works. Idem on my iphone5
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2012 1:26 PM (in response to DraconicSide)
Sorry but I must return back on my steps. The auto brightness works perfectly on my iPhone 5 and my iPad 3.
I think that apple changed the original behavior and there are differences from iPhone 4 (not s)
If you try to move into an illuminated room and you stay on control panel you can see the slider move up automatically.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to fbzik)
Currently Being ModeratedNov 10, 2012 6:37 AM (in response to MichaelAlad)
It's not working on my iPad mini ether. The only way I can get it to dim when I go into a dark room is by putting iPad to sleep then waking it back up. Then it works. It brightens up when I go into a bright room so I can't understand. Thought it would be fixed when I updated it to iOS 6.1 but it still isn't working.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 8:19 PM (in response to Brickheadbs)
your answere is more realistic & accurate for the problem, thanks
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:32 AM (in response to An_Intensive_CareBear97)
I have had ipod touches/iPads for several years now, all the way back since iOS 3. And I don't think I have ever had a display dim while using it, even if I cover the brightness sensor or go into a dark room. From my experiences, it seems like auto brightness will only dim the screen when unlocking, and will brighten the screen at any time.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 8:34 AM (in response to JovialJoey)
The iPod Touch 5th generation does not have an ambient light sensor, see http://www.apple.com/ipod-touch/