How to Fix iPhone 13 Pro Max Brightness Issue

  1. Published on Apr 12, 2022
  2. Updated on Apr 12, 2022
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Your iPhone can experience a lot of problems. One of the most common of these problems is a screen brightness issue.

Your iPhone’s screen’s brightness can dim for several reasons, making it hard for you to enjoy various features on the device especially media files

If your iPhone 13 Pro Max is experiencing screen brightness issues, there are various troubleshooting solutions that you can attempt. In this article, we will show you the most effective of these solutions.

iPhone 13 Auto-Brightness Not Working Properly on iOS 15 Beta

Numerous iOS 15.2 beta users have reported that the latest beta 3 may have affected the automatic brightness system on their devices.

Once the device is updated to beta 3, the auto-brightness on iPhone 13 remains at the minimum level, regardless of the ambient light levels.

In some cases, the screen brightness can start at the lowest level, and then the ambient light begins to adjust.

What Causes iPhone 13 Pro Max Brightness Issue

Although it is almost impossible to determine the main cause of this problem, some users think that it could be caused by the modification of the code that disables Face ID, especially on a device that has had its screen fixed by a technician outside Apple.

Apple recently updated its iOS device repair policy, to allow users to purchase official parts to repair their devices. But there is no evidence that there is a correlation between the new policy and the problem with the ambient light.

The Fix Will Be Included in the Next Update

There is evidence that Apple has identified the issue. This means that we can expect the issue to be resolved in the next update. There is however no word on when the next update will be released.

Still Have Brightness Issue?

But even as you wait for an update, the following are some of the things you can do:

Increase the Brightness and Turn Off Auto-Brightness

You can try to increase the brightness on your iPhone manually. This can be done from the Control Center. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Swipe down from the top right corner of the screen to access the Control Center.

Step 2: Drag the brightness slider (the one with the sun icon) upwards until you have the right brightness.

You can also do it from the Settings App. Just go to Settings > Display & Brightness and then drag the slider until you have the preferred brightness level.

Turn off Dark Mode, True Tone, and Night Shift

Dark Mode gives your iPhone’s screen a black background with the text shown in white. On an iPhone, with an OLED Screen, (iPhone X to iPhone 13) dark mode can save battery.

True Tone is a feature that automatically adapts the iPhone’s screen display according to ambient light conditions. It is the most ideal choice for color consistency.

Night Shift is a feature that filters out the blue light, putting the screen to a more orange tint. It is meant to help you get better sleep.

Turning off these features may however be very helpful on a device that is experiencing lighting issues. Here’s how to turn them off:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone and tap “Display & Brightness”.
  • Step 2: Choose “Light” under “Appearance” to turn off Dark Mode.
  • Step 3: Toggle Off “True Tone”.
  • Step 4: Tap “Night Shift” and turn off all the switches.

You can also disable these features directly from the Control Center. Just tap on the brightness slider to see the icons at the bottom.

Restart Your iPhone

If you suspect that this problem is caused by a software malfunction on the device, your best option is to restart the device.

Turn off and then turn on the iPhone after about a minute to refresh its function.

 Restart Your iPhone

Reset All Settings

Sometimes, conflicting settings can cause issues with the screen brightness. In this case, the best thing to do is reset all the settings.

This will not affect any of the personal data on your device, but it will erase all your customized settings.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings app and tap on “General.”
  • Step 2: From the options at the bottom, tap “Reset” and then select “Reset All Settings.”

Once the reset is complete, check if the screen brightness is still affected.

Reset All Settings

Restore Your iPhone

The above steps can all be completed without affecting the data on your iPhone. But if they don’t work, you may need to restore the device in iTunes to fix it.

Doing this will cause data loss, so you may want to backup all your data before attempting to restore the device.

After you have backed up the data on your device, follow this tutorial from Apple to restore your device from the backup.

restore iPhone

Try TinyFix System Repair Tool

Alternatively, you can also try to fix the device using TinyFix, an iOS system repair tool that can be used to fix this and many other iOS issues. The following are the benefits of choosing TinyFix:

You can use it to enter and exit recovery mode with a single click

  • It is the best way to fix an iPhone 13 that is stuck on the Apple logo, recovery mode, Boot Loop, and more
  • It will fix your iPhone 13 without causing data loss.
  • It is a simple solution: you don’t need technical skills to use it.

 main screen of TinyFix

This auto-brightness issue is only the latest problem to occur soon after an iOS update.

Like we said before, Apple has acknowledged the problem and promised a solution in the upcoming update. But in the meantime, the above solutions should help.

Aaron Roussey

Aaron is tech-savvy and enjoys writing technical articles about phones, computers, games, and the internet!
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