12.9” pro screen brightness is changing by itself for no reason

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  1. Padcatt

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    I get that ios can “read” ambient light and adjust the screen accordingly but I’m noticing this i{ad screen getting dimmer then brighter then back dim again for no reason..the light where I’m at isn’t fluctuating/

    any ideas? thanks!
     
  2. LannyC

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    Do you have Night Shift enabled?
     
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    I do..its set for 7p to 7a. I have seen the shift take place..gradually, but then stays put; doesn’t vary. For some reason now, it keeps changing.
     
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    If you are holding the iPad in a room with one or two bright souces of light, even small shifts in angle can have a big impact on the auto-brightness. This is especially true if you’re in a darkish room. I’ve experienced this in the past.

    In that case all you can do is turn off auto-brightness.
     
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    I disabled auto-brightness, though I can't remember how. I use a free app that offers manual presets for two brightness levels:

    ‎Dimmer -Adjust LCD brightness- on the App Store

    It's handy when I move between the two rooms where I normally use my iPad. For other situations, I use the slider in Control Center.
     
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    so..In turned off “night shift,” but left “true tone” on..I guess we’ see if that solves the issue.

    thank you!
     
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    Is your iPad in a case? If yes it’s possible that parts of the case are interfering with the ambient light sensors
     
  8. Jupiter7

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    Could it be caused by whatever is on your screen? For instance, my backlit MacBook keys are affected by what’s on screen as well as the ambient light.
     
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    It’s been a long while since I visited the Display settings. I hadn’t realized the auto-brighness switch was gone.
     
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    It's now found in Settings>General>Accessibility>Display Accommodations>Auto-Brightness.
     
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