How to Fix iPhone Screen Dim Issue

Do you think your phone screen is not looking as bright as it should be? Well, there are several solutions you can try to fix the iPhone screen dim issue. From simply rebooting your phone to turning off auto-brightness and adjusting other settings, let’s see what steps to take.

How to Fix Dim Screen on Your iPhone

Solution #1. Turn Off Auto-Brightness

  1. Go to SettingsAccessibility → Display & Text Size.Open Settings Tap on Accessibility and Then Tap on Display & Text Size
  2. If Auto-Brightness is “ON” then turn it OFF.Turn Off Auto-Brightness on iPhone

Now you can push the slider to increase the brightness of your iPhone screen as required. You could also restart the phone for the settings to take effect. In case this does not work, try the next steps below.

Solution #2. Disable Reduce Transparency

  1. Go to SettingsAccessibility → Display & Text Size.Open Settings Tap on Accessibility and Then Tap on Display & Text Size
  2. Toggle OFF Reduce Transparency.Disable Reduce Transparency on iPhone

Solution #3. Check iPhone White Point Settings

Some color settings can make your iPhone screen too dim.

  1. Go to SettingsAccessibility → Display & Text Size.Open Settings Tap on Accessibility and Then Tap on Display & Text Size
  2. Toggle OFF Reduce White Point.Turn Off Reduce White Point on iPhone

Solution #4. Ambient Light Sensor

Sometimes, your iPhone screen might be dim due to the malfunctioning of the ambient light sensor. This sensor allows the iPhone to adopt different lighting conditions.

To fix it, try lock your iPhone for a few minutes and then unlock. Also, remove your phone from its case and clean your device and case with a soft slightly damp cloth.

Solution #5. Turn Off Zoom on iPhone

  1. Go to SettingsAccessibilityZoom.Open Settings Tap on Accessibility and Then Tap on Zoom
  2. Now, Turn OFF Zoom.Disable Zoom on iPhone

Solution #6. Reset All Settings

If none of the solutions above work to fix the iPhone dim screen issue, reset your device. This will restore all the settings but it doesn’t delete any media or data.

  1. Go to SettingsGeneralReset.Open Settings Tap on General and Then Tap on Reset on iPhone
  2. Now, tap on Reset All Settings and Confirm in the popup box

Reset All Settings on iPhone in iOS 13

Solution #7. Update iOS to the Latest Version

If none of the above-mentioned tricks solve the problem, then make sure your device has the latest version of iOS.

Go to SettingsGeneralSoftware Update.

Open Settings Tap on General and Then Tap on Software Update

Wrapping Up…

These solutions will most likely fix the dim screen issue on your iPhone. Do comment below to let us know which one did the trick for you. In case nothing works out, you should get your device checked by Apple Support.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of iGeeksBlog.com who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.