Without any doubt, I can say that Samsung’s latest phone Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8 devices have gorgeous Super AMOLED display to give the best viewing experience ever. Recently some users were reported auto brightness not working issue on S8, S8+, and Note 8. When they are sitting in a light environment, the brightness of the device is not adjusting as it should. Accordingly, the screen is not turning bright even in a darker room.
Solutions to Fix Auto Brightness Stopped Working issue on Galaxy Note 8, S8, and S8 Plus
Solution #1: Calibrate Auto Brightness
Our first suggestion to override the auto brightness problem on your Samsung device is trying to calibrate the auto brightness. Once you calibrate auto-brightness, you can control your device’s brightness efficiently. Here’s are steps to calibrate auto brightness on Galaxy S8, S8+, or Note 8:
Step #1. Cover your smartphone’s two sensors to make the devices feel that it is in dark environment.
Step #2. Next, swipe down the status bar while the sensors still covered and swipe the brightness control to the extreme left side.
Step #3. Now activate the auto brightness and deactivate it right after few seconds (do this while covering the sensor)
Step #4. Now go the very bright light area and take your hands off from the light sensor.
Step #5. Swipe the brightness control to the Maximum level and then Activate the Auto Brightness function.
Solution #2: Reset Usage Patterns
Here’s one of the most viable and straightforward solutions suggested by one Samsung user on the community forum and it worked to fix the auto brightness issue on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. So, to reset usage pattern, just go to the Settings → Display → Auto Brightness and click on Reset Usage Patterns.
Solution #3: Use Brightness Controller App
Well, you can also use some third party app like Lux Auto Brightness and Velis Auto Brightness to control the brightness of your devices. Until there is no official solution of the auto brightness issue from the Samsung team, you can use these two apps adjust the brightness and control the battery life of your device. These both are specially designed to calibrate your device’s brightness sensor and reduce eye strain by adjusting the brightness as per the environment.
Solution #4: Enable “Video Enhancer”
The “Video Enhancer” feature of the devices is specially designed to enhance the overlook the video and adjust the current brightness when you open video apps like Netflix, YouTube, and MX player and transports it close to full brightness. So, if are encountering the auto brightness issue while using specific apps, then try to activate the Video Enhancer function on your device. To turn it on, go to the Settings → advance features → Toggle the switch next to Video Enhances. There you can see the change in the preview.
Solution #5: Reboot Your Device
Well, if you have tried above four solutions and turned auto brightness on/off and still auto brightness is not working on your Note and S8 and S8 Plus, then our last suggestion is to try to reboot your device. Rebooting is one of the most common solutions of every issue, so you can also try it on your device to fix the brightness issue.
To reset Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus and Note 8, hold the power button and the volume-down button for 7 seconds. Once it vibrates, just leave the button, and you will see the Samsung logo on the screen that means your phone is now about to reboot.
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Well, we have tried out best to give you all possible ways to get rid of auto brightness issue on your huge Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, and Note 8. Hope you have followed above-mentioned method carefully and fixed the brightness issue. If you have any other working solution you think it worth to share, then share it in the comments or leave your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus.