How to Adjust Your iPhone Display Settings - Brightness and Colour


Is your screen display too dark, too yellow, or does it keep shutting off? There's nothing more annoying than your phone automatically dimming while you're reading a recipe, or your screen being too bright that it's straining your eyes.

Here's how to adjust your iPhone's display so that your screen problems are a thing of the past.

How to Adjust Your iPhone's Brightness

Adjust Brightness in Control Center
  1. Open Control Center
  2. Drag the brightness bar  up or down to adjust the brightness.

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Adjust Brightness in Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness
  2. Drag the slider to the right or left to adjust the display to make it brighter or dimmer
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TIP: Turn on Dark Mode to enable darker display features across apps. Dark Mode is designed to make the screen easier on your eyes by reducing harsh and bright whites.


How to Adjust Your iPhone's Colour Temperature (Warm or Cool)

By using Night Shift, you can shift the colours in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum which will make viewing the screen easier on your eyes.

Turn on Night Shift in Control Centre
  1. Open control centre.
  2. Firmly press the Brightness control icon, then tap brightness icon to turn Night Shift on or off.
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Turn on Night Shift in Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift
  2. Turn on Scheduled or Manually Enabled Until Tomorrow
  3. Drag the slider below Colour temperature toward the warmer or cooler end of the spectrum to make the display more yellow or more blue.

TIP: Turn on True Tone to automatically adapt the colour and intensity of your screen display to match the light in your environment.


How to Prevent Your Screen From Dimming

iPhone screens are set by default to turn off quickly to save battery and to keep your data secure when not in use. However, this can be annoying if you're trying to use your phone for longer and your screen automatically shuts.

Adjust Auto-Lock in Settings

  1. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness
  2. Go to Auto-Lock tab and choose from the options
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With the options, you have the choice to lock your phone from 30 seconds to Never.

When you set your Auto-Lock to 'Never', your screen won't lock until you manually turn it off using button on the side of your phone. This can be good to use if you're using a timer or looking up a recipe while cooking.

Keep in mind that your battery will drain much quicker if you set your Auto-Lock to 'Never' and that there is a chance that anyone who picks up your phone while it is unlocked can access your apps. Make sure to keep an eye on your phone and charge it regularly. Shop portable power banks here.


Having phone troubles? Find your closest store for professional advice here or get an online repair quote here.