4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 18, 2013 11:04 AM by Goofy4s
Goofy4s Level 1 Level 1

My screen dims intermittently to almost completely dark, it goes away when I press the top button but, it is annoying.  what is wrong?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.1
  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7

    Just before screen lock engages and the iPhone goes to sleep the screen will darken. That is normal.

  • Goofy4s Level 1 Level 1

    This is not it.  it gets much darker than that and sometimes it happens right after I turn it on.  It is nothing normal, I don't think.

  • JimHdk Level 7 Level 7

    Try the standard trouble-shooting steps: Restart, Reset, Restore. If these don't solve the issue then you may have a hardware probem. If so, contact Apple Support.


    Restart: Press On/Off button until the Slide to Power Off slider appears, select Slide to Power Off and, after the iPhone shuts down, then press the On/Off button until the Apple logo appears.


    Reset: Press the Home and On/Off buttons at the same time and hold them until the Apple logo appears (about 10 seconds). Ignore the "Slide to power off"


    Restore: Use iTunes on your computer to Restore your iPhone to as new.

  • Goofy4s Level 1 Level 1

    I am fairly sure it is a hardware problem but, I cannot repeat it to take it to Apple.  When it happens I can push the on/off button and it comes back on but, it is annoying.