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    Default WTF auto brightness turns off my screen?!

    I prefer to have auto brightness enabled on my phones and tablets to help with battery life and varying lighting conditions and when I tried to set my Nexus 7 to auto it shuts my backlight completely off in dim light. I had to use a flashlight on the sensor to turn off auto brightness again. Any one else having issues?

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    I sometimes have the same problem in mine. I I recently took a trip to Hawai'i and I kept on having to turn on the light for my seat so that the screen would brighten and then dim to a more appropriate level of brightness. Sometimes the auto brightness turns the screen down too much...

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    I'm using flux, which is fantastic for this, and gives a much brighter range.

    Cheers

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by N33k5 View Post
    I prefer to have auto brightness enabled on my phones and tablets to help with battery life and varying lighting conditions and when I tried to set my Nexus 7 to auto it shuts my backlight completely off in dim light. I had to use a flashlight on the sensor to turn off auto brightness again. Any one else having issues?

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    Turn off AUTO and dial the brightness down to minimum. If the screen goes off completely, you probably have a defective unit.

    There's no way that auto-brightness should be turning the backlight off completely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natehoy View Post
    Turn off AUTO and dial the brightness down to minimum. If the screen goes off completely, you probably have a defective unit.

    There's no way that auto-brightness should be turning the backlight off completely.
    Alright I'll get my RMA ready because it was doing it right out of the box.

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    My friend had the same brightness problem and to fix it i had him do a factory reset on the Nexus 7 table. Problem is fixed now...

    Below is a link for factory resetting the device.
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    Do a factory reset.. worked for my friend so you don't have to do the RMA..

    How to factory reset the nexus 7
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    Sad to say my Nexus has the same behavior. Factory reset had no effect. Back to Office Depot tomorrow. Maybe Google will let us delete device from our profile soon.

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