Adjusting brightness on most Android devices is probably the simplest thing to do. Swipe down Notifications (or Quick Acces tab with tiles for Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) from the top and there should be a slider to adjust screen brightness on Android 11. However, there’s also the question of auto-brightness and some other minor things to learn. Check them out below.
How do I control the brightness of my screen?
Screen brightness intensity is so important for user experience. Even the best display with the most vivid colors, viewing angles, HDR-compliance won’t be of value if the backlight is either too dim or too bright to meet the ambient light in your surroundings.
And many users experience problems with it. For some, the minimum brightness is too bright when using the device in the absolute dark. For others, it’s not bright enough when users are outdoors under the bright sunlight. Usually, to reach the ultimate minimum or maximum brightness, you need to have auto-brightness enabled.
And, with the Auto-brightness enabled, some devices have sketchy hit-or-miss luminance settings. Due to software bugs or bad sensor calibration, users are often left to manually adjust screen brightness on Android 11. Don’t forget about the display being the biggest battery consumer so dimming the display would save you a lot of battery.
There’s also the Adaptive brightness on Google’s devices (or devices with stock Android) that uses on-device machine learning. It adjusts to your brightness preferences in different environments. With sensor readings and your manual inputs to learn what is the best brightness in the current situation. It just might take some time to adapt to your preferences.
Now, when it comes to brightness, there are two standard ways to set it. You can either enable the aforementioned auto-brightness or disable it and stick to manual tweaking. You can combine them and use the manual approach at home. Enabling Auto-brightness while outdoors is a good idea.
So, without further ado, here’s how to enable or disable auto-brightness on Android 11:
- Open Settings.
- Choose Display.
- Select Auto-brightness (or Adaptive brightness).
- Disable it or enable it if was disabled and you prefer it over manual tweaks.
- Lower the Quick Access tab from the home screen and you should see the brightness slider at the top or just under the Quick Access tab.
- Use the slider to set preferred screen brightness.
And that’s it. Again, have in mind that maximum brightness is reachable only when the auto-brightness is on. You can also use apps like Lower Brightness to have more minutiae options to choose from.