- 02-23-2010, 07:52 PM #2
- 02-23-2010, 08:49 PM #3
- 02-23-2010, 09:04 PM #5
Mmy top battery consumption is ALWAYS display. Once you root, you can dim below the stock minimum of 10% brightness. i run all day at the lowest possible setting.
I use an app (free in market) called fastbright. Its a one-touch widget type app (strange, it's not a widget, but the app is a one-touch fuction). Anyhow, you tap the app button and it immidiately adjusts the screen brightness to whatever you have defined as a preset brightness - Very handy for outside with sun.
- 02-23-2010, 09:16 PM #7
- 02-23-2010, 09:50 PM #8
I used autobright for a little while and it just switched dark / bright / dark / bright almost constantly, it was annoying. Was I doing something wrong?
- 02-23-2010, 11:18 PM #9
- 02-24-2010, 01:52 AM #10
- 02-24-2010, 09:23 AM #11
- 372 Posts
- Stock and faulty
I normally left it on auto brightness and never had a problem, battery would last an entire day with heavy usage and never had a problem seeing outside or inside. (maybe sometimes a little too bright inside)
But now since I have rooted my phone i dont feel like auto brightness works well anymore. I always left it on the minimum and it would adjust if I went outside. Now I can never see the screen outside and have to adjust it myself. I like my phone rooted too much to change it so I guess i'll look into one of the apps suggested here.
- 02-24-2010, 09:45 AM #12
- 136 Posts
I have to agree with mr. miagi, pre-root days i used auto brightness and because it was easier not having to adjust it myself and the battery lasted all day under substantial use. (prometheus, i vaguely remember my auto bright going haywire at first, but it settled down after a day or so...i think)
i'm tempted to try the auto again now tho...just see if DM 1.0 works friendly with it...
- 03-06-2010, 06:53 PM #13
Because I have clocked my Droid, I am a little more sensitive to the power drain on my Droid. I have finally set on leaving my backlight set on 10% and have disabled auto brightness. This is normally too low in most situations, but I have resolved that with a wonderful app called Screebl. Basically you set the angles at which it will boost the backlight to 40% (or whatever you set) and set the screen timeout to 15 seconds. If you are within those angles (i.e. holding your phone in your hand) it will keep the backlighting on. Lay it down, or even propped up at the correct angle and don't move for 2 minutes and it shuts down. Out of the angle, 15 seconds. It's the best of both worlds and you NEVER have to worry about the screen going dark if you are actually using it. It has made a huge difference for me. I really cannot live without it now.
- 03-06-2010, 07:33 PM #14
- 03-08-2010, 01:00 PM #15
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- 03-08-2010, 01:03 PM #16
- 03-08-2010, 08:04 PM #17
MY auto brightness freaks out because my big hands tend to cover the light sensor on the phone =/
So therefore i turn it off, and by doing so, turn off my battery =/
- 03-09-2010, 01:39 AM #18
The Droid I had appeared to be just fine; I was using the auto-adjust setting for the brightness. Hopefully my new Droid goes well too."My work is not a piece of writing designed to meet the taste of an immediate public, but was done to last forever." - Thucydides, ancient Greek historian
- 06-22-2010, 01:45 PM #19
- 2 Posts
My brightness problem
My brightness level will not lock. I do have have it on auto detect. I slide the bar all the way to 100% and it resets after a while to zero. I have tried Toggle and I get the same results. I had the same problem with volumes until I found an app to lock it. How can I lock the brightness so that it only changes when I want it to.
- 06-22-2010, 04:43 PM #20
I've tried auto brightness and brightness all the way down, and I get about 30 minutes, maybe an hour extra, out of my battery. It will make much more difference depending on your office environment- brighter lights will obviously mean a brighter screen, and therefore decreased battery life.
- 06-25-2010, 09:15 PM #21