How to Fix Dim Screen of Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus: There are 7 Ways to Fix It

Are you facing dim screen issue on your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus? Check out these handy solutions to get rid of the dark screen on your iPhone.

Wondering why your iPhone 6 screen has turned so dim? It could be due to either miscellaneous software glitch or wrong configurations. You need to take these handy tricks and tips for a spin to fix the dim screen on your iPhone 6/6 Plus.

First things first, you may have to try out more than one solutions to fix the dark screen of your iPhone. Hence, restore some patience and walk along with me through these viaDisable Reduce White Pointble solutions to resolve the problem!

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Dim Screen on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus

How to Fix Dim Screen of Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Quick Tips:

  • Reboot Your iPhone: More often than not, I’m able to fix some minor issues like app crashing or freezing just by rebooting my device. Hence, I would recommend you to give your device a quick reboot to get rid of this problem. Simply press and hold the Home button and ON/OFF button at once until you see Apple logo on the screen. (On iPhone 7/7 Plus, press and hold Volume Down+Power Button)
  • Make sure to adjust brightness level properly: Swipe up from the bottom bezel of the screen and drag the brightness slider to the right/left in order to set the brightness perfectly.

Solution #1: Turn Off Auto-Brightness

Launch Settings app → Tap on Display & Brightness.

Display & Brightness Settings on iPhoneIf Auto –Brightness is “On” then turn the toggle “Off.”

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Turn Off Auto-Brightness on iPhoneNow, give your device a hard reset. Hold Sleep/Wake and Home buttons at once to switch off your device. After a few moments, restart your device in the same way as you have powered it off.

How to Restart-Reboot iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Solution #2: Disable Reduce Transparency

Launch Settings app again → Tap on Transparency.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhone

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Tap on Accessibility → Tap on Increase Contrast.

Tap on Accessibility then Increse Contrast on iPhoneTurn off Reduce Transparency.

Turn Off Reduce Transparency in iPhone

Solution #3: Disable Reduce White Point

When you turn on Reduce White Point, it lowers the intensity of bright colors. Turn it off.

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Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodation → Turn off the switch next to Reduce White Point.

Tap on Display Accommodations in iPhone SettingsTurn Off Reduct White Point in iPhone Settings

Solution 4: Turn off Invert Colors, Color Filters

Have you enabled Invert Colors and Color Filters on your device? If yes, turn them off.

Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations → Now, turn off the switch next to Invert Color.

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Tap on Display Accommodations in iPhone SettingsTurn Off Invert Color in iPhone Settings

Settings → General → Accessibility → Display Accommodations → Color Filters and turn off the switch.

Tap on Display Accommodations in iPhone SettingsTap on Color Filters in iPhone SettingsTurn Off Color Filters in iPhone Settings

Solution #5: Ambient Light Sensor

Sometimes, dim brightness problem occurs due to malfunction of the ambient light sensor. The ambient light sensor enhances the iPhone to adopt the different lighting conditions so that if you are in dark room or place, it brightens your screen to have the clear view and when your phone is exposed to sunlight or it is under any bright light, it gets dim to provide you the clear view.

At times, the ambient light sensor does not work when you lock or unlock the screen of your iPhone. So, try to lock/unlock the iPhone and look for the result. Or, the other problem may be that the iPhone case or dirt may not allow it work properly. Therefore, remove the case from your iPhone and clean it properly. We hope, this method might resolve this issue.

Continue if you are yet to get things right.

Solution #6: Turn Off Zoom

Turn off Zoom as it might be the culprit. Some users reported having solved this issue after turning it off.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhoneStep #2. Accessibility → Zoom.

Tap on Accessibility then Zoom on iPhoneStep #3. Turn off Zoom

Turn Off Zoom in iOS 8.2 on iPhoneSolution #7: Reset All Settings

If you haven’t yet fixed it, reset your device. Resetting changes all the settings but it doesn’t delete any media or data.

Launch Settings app → Tap on General → Scroll down and tap on Reset → Tap on Reset All Settings → Confirm in the pop-up.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhoneReset All iPhone Settings

Solution #8: Go for the Kill

If none of the above-mentioned tricks have been able to solve the problem, then update your iOS device to the latest version. Software Update can help you fix it. Settings → General → Software Update.

You can also contact Apple for help if nothing works and the problem continues even after the software update.

The Bottom Line

I don’t see any reason why these tricks can’t help in fixing the “dim screen problem” on your iPhone. If there is any trick which you think can resolve this issue, do let me know that in the comments below.

You might want to check out these troubleshooting guides as well: iPhone contacts not syncing? Tips to Fix It, how to fix Bluetooth not working issue in iOS 10, and how to fix AirPods charging case battery drain issue.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


  1. Thanks for this post, but the problem still there for me… is a hardware issue i think.
    Im going to do a full restore “as new” from Itunes with 8.4 ….. cross fingers
    Sorry for my poor english

  2. For me the auto brightness seemed to work. I had already done the hard restart. Thanks as you saved me a (long) trip to Apple Store as my phone was virtually useless as the screen was so dim.

  3. I just got done downgrading from iOS 9.1 Beta to try and fix this issue, when the phone was clean the brightness was fine, but when I restored from iCloud… dim again. Found this article and it was the “Zoom” accessibility setting!!!! Thanks much, was getting ready to reset it again! I found out how to downgrade through the comments in this article on 9to5Mac

  4. Thanks for the fixes. Sorry to say none of them worked, and I’m still on iOS 8.4 with a phone that not only dims down but if left that way for a few seconds, the phone shuts down. And the phone was just replaced by Apple two weeks ago for different reasons.
    Is Cupertino crashing?

  5. ***** The zoom setting, changing it back to OFF took care of the dim screen. This dim problem extended beyond the main iPhone screen to a monitor I tried to use via AirPLay from the iPhone.This does give some clues about how iOS 9.1 implements “output” Screen brightness and dimming takes place before a signal is exported (to say the iPhone screen or via AirPlay). The regular screen brightness controls can adjust that output but not restore it to brighter than the dimmed version caused in my case by having Settings/General/Accessibility/zoom set to on.

  6. The dimming initiated by turning ZOOM to on included a shift of colors toward the free spectrum. Bright White became off-color as well as fuzzy I am curious where the controls of such dimming exist in the software, in the iOS code. If I am guessing right about the nature of the dimming then it will not change current use. Dimming in this matter uses the same amount of current rather than in turning down the current use to get a less bright screen. This suggests the screen has not been dimmed but the output recolored to appear less bright. Old Stryn Dimming happens when less electricity is used to portray an image on a screen. Some of the modern screens and some modern light emitting modules have only ONE power, full on bright, but can be colored to appear less bright. This causes problems for users and programmers, since it adds a layer of control to be dealt with in assessing a screen appearance issue. Any game program which uses ZOOM ON for effect may toggle the effect on for all other uses.


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