Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority
Smart phones have long been able to automatically adjust screen brightness. Most mobile phones can automatically adjust the display brightness according to the ambient lighting conditions, and some mobile phones also provide adaptive brightness that changes according to your usage pattern. However, manually adjusting the brightness is still an option for all devices, allowing users to flexibly adjust the level according to their own usage.
In a recent poll, we asked our readers which method they prefer. Do they set the phone to automatic brightness, or manually change the brightness? This is how they vote and what they have to say.
Do you prefer automatic brightness or manual brightness?
In our opinion poll, we received a total of 5,775 votes. It seems that all three options—auto brightness, manual brightness, and manually adjusted auto brightness—have almost the same number of recipients. However, most voters (39.64%) prefer to manually adjust the screen brightness of their mobile phones. This is understandable, because different activities such as streaming, gaming, reading, etc. usually require different brightness levels and can be easily adjusted from the quick settings menu of most devices. When the phone battery is low, some people may also adjust the brightness manually.
At the same time, 30% of voters rely on automatic brightness to do their work. Almost a similar number of people also use automatic brightness and some manual adjustments. Therefore, even if the manual brightness wins the game by a marginal advantage, the automatic brightness option is still very attractive to our readers.
Brett: I will automatically adjust the brightness, and then adjust it as needed. Most of the time I just let it do its job.
Kosai area: I have tried auto brightness once or twice, and it feels like it makes my screen too bright or too dark. This may also be related to my subconsciously wanting to control my phone.
Chris_Peter: I can’t stand the constant change of brightness when reading on my mobile phone.
SS03: Auto brightness helps a lot, especially for people like me who don’t like sudden bursts or high-power glasses that put pressure on their eyes. In addition, manual adjustment is troublesome.
Ruado: My eyes determine how bright my monitor needs to be. My eyes are clearest. Manual throughout.
Daniel D: I can’t understand people who don’t use auto brightness. I have seen a sister-in-law of mine do it on her Moto G4 several times, and I shudder. If I have to do this all the time, this may be the main thing I do with my phone. Oh yes, sometimes I adjust the automatic settings: at night when it doesn’t go all the way down, I also add a dimming app, or when I play a dark game, I want to make sure that I See everything.
rslh: Old phone, but Pixel 3a XL has excellent automatic brightness function!
Stecu: I have never used an automatic one. I can’t see its purpose. I can fine-tune it myself.
Jingma: Automatic and manual adjustment, because no manufacturer seems to have announced that in a completely dark room, the screen should be at the minimum brightness, not like 50% brightness that will blind you the moment you turn on the phone.
Adeline Nolan Winchester: Auto is good, I just hate it. When I play CODM, it will all close. I have to pull down the notification panel to open it again, but in short, it is good for me.