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Ipad 3 and sun light

tekki

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I have an iPad 3 with a survivor case but it seems I have to crank brightness all the way up to even barely see the screen when I'm outside in sunlight. Does anyone else have this problem outside?
 

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Yes, everyone who owns an iPad or similiar device with the same screen tech, has this problem. You are not alone.
 

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Yep, it's an inherent property. Glossy screens offer more vibrant colors but are highly reflective.
 

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Try it with polarized sunglasses. Or a pair of movie theater 3D glasses.
 

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Apparently the iPad screen turns black when held in portrait with polarized sunglasses. I remember seeing a video.

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biobunny said:
Apparently the iPad screen turns black when held in portrait with polarized sunglasses. I remember seeing a video.

Sent from K48

Depends on the polarity of the sunglasses but i've tried it and it's not true for my glasses.
 

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Be careful of direct sun on the unit. I had my iPad1 outside last summer while I was sitting in the shade. I put it down on a side table in the shade and didn't notice when the sun swung around and the unit got super hot. I could barely hold it. When I tried to turn it on, it gave an overheated error. I did a google search on my computer and one suggestion was to cool the unit by putting it the refrigerator for a few minutes. I did that, did a full reboot and the unit worked fine. But it scared the dickens outta me!

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That's normal for an iPad in direct sunlight, hard to read your book. Don't ask someone using a kindle next to you to see his/hers. The Kindle is much easier to read.
 

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