Every now and then some unusual issues keep cropping up on iPhones. While some of them can be fixed with simple methods, most require plenty of lengthy process that consumes hell lot of time. A number of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus owners have recently reported that their device’s screen becomes too dim suddenly. Hence, the unexpected inconvenience becomes a big roadblock in letting them use their device properly.

So, how to resolve this issue? Well, this bug can be fixed with ease; it wouldn’t require much time as well in sorting it out. Here is how you can put an end to it. Let’s have a quick look!

Dim Screen on iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 PlusHow to Fix Dim Screen of Your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Solution #1
Launch Settings app → Tap on Display & Brightness.

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

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 PlusOnce the device restarts:

Launch Settings app again → Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhoneTap on Accessibility → Tap on Increase Contrast.

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

Turn On Reduce Transparency in iPhoneTurn off Reduce White Point.

Turn Off Reduce White Point in iPhoneSolution #2
Sometimes, dim brightness problem occurs due to malfunction of 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 clear view and when your phone is exposed to sunlight or it is under any bright light, it gets dim to provide you clear view.

At times, 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 #3
Turn off Zoom as it might be the culprit. Some users reported to have 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 #4
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 SettingsThat’s all! Hopefully, the bug has been fixed. What’s your take on this issue? Have you found out any other method to get it done?

  • Steven Stanfield Means

    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.

  • Steven Stanfield Means

    ***** 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.

  • Colin Neil OAM

    Thanks, solution #3 – turn off Zoom worked thanks
    Col Neil

  • Robiodo

    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?

  • Ian Dez

    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 http://9to5mac.com/2015/09/16/how-to-downgrade-ios-9-1to-ios-9-0/

  • Philip Sieber

    Thank you for this – I would never have thought of the zoom as culprit, it worked

  • dilijasi

    It seems to work, kudos to the author/source

  • M

    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.

  • Renee Davis

    Thank you so much!!!! It’s was the zoom

  • Ceasar97003

    My solution was to turn ZOOM “off” :-)

  • joakin2k

    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

  • joakin2k

    do you turn on the zoom previous?