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    Default Galaxy S3: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    What is the best way to set up the device to be able to see the screen outside? I go to my son's sporting events and when I am out it would be nice to be able to see the screen when it is sunny out...anyone have a suggestion on settings?
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    Turn up the brightness all the way... and then try and not to have the sun directly shining down on it... that's about the best you can do... lol
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Put it under your shirt and look down your shirt to view it. I've taken to doing that with my coat but soon no coat will be available.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Turn up the brightness all the way... and then try and not to have the sun directly shining down on it... that's about the best you can do... lol
    Exactly what crester said but I wouldn't crank it that high. Probably a little above half.

    TMO GS3 * NEXUS 7
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Make sure the screen is clean. Any grease will make it exponentially harder to read. Don't wear sunglasses. You might also try putting the Negative colors widget on one of your home screens and see if reversing the colors makes it easier. I find that, most of the time, if I turn around and use my body to shade the screen I can read it OK.
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    Samsung screens sucks. Get a lcd screen phone.

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    A truly helpful response. And wrong, on top of that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Samsung screens sucks. Get a lcd screen phone.

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    You say that yet your Nexus phone is made by Samsung... *rolleyes*
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    Get the app called Display Brightness it adds a small spot where you can adjust your screen brightness on the fly simply by swiping your finger. It can be placed on the side, top or corner of the screen and after a few tries it becomes second nature to raise the screen brightness as necessary. Since I got this app I never use auto brightness (which I found out by fluke that you can set by using 2 fingers) Here's the link to the app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...JpZ2h0bmVzcyJd
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Out of curiosity, how do you set auto brightness with two fingers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmig View Post
    Get the app called Display Brightness it adds a small spot where you can adjust your screen brightness on the fly simply by swiping your finger. It can be placed on the side, top or corner of the screen and after a few tries it becomes second nature to raise the screen brightness as necessary. Since I got this app I never use auto brightness (which I found out by fluke that you can set by using 2 fingers) Here's the link to the app.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...JpZ2h0bmVzcyJd
    I downloaded this app...gonna give it a go. Thanks for the tip!
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    I use a Braille app when Im outside
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    You say that yet your Nexus phone is made by Samsung... *rolleyes*
    OK FYI I have a nexus 4 and it's screen Is way better outside then my Samsung Galaxy nexus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by meyerweb View Post
    Out of curiosity, how do you set auto brightness with two fingers?
    If you put one finger over your display brightness slider and then tap the screen with your other finger it toggles auto brightness on and off. I found this by accident a few months ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moosc View Post
    Samsung screens sucks. Get a lcd screen phone.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
    Now that was certainly a helpful positive comment...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmig View Post
    If you put one finger over your display brightness slider and then tap the screen with your other finger it toggles auto brightness on and off. I found this by accident a few months ago.
    Interesting. Doesn't seem to work for me. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bassmig View Post
    If you put one finger over your display brightness slider and then tap the screen with your other finger it toggles auto brightness on and off. I found this by accident a few months ago.
    Assuming all sliders are the same, just tap the "sun/spotlight" on the left of the slider.

    Sent from my totally awesome Sprint Galaxy Nexus, even if I don't know all its secrets yet.
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    If you turn off power saving mode your screen brightness will get much brighter even if you have increased the brightness level all the way. When you are back inside turn the power saving mode back on to save on battery life. I am outside right now using my s3 under bright sun and it works great. Enjoy!
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.I recently bought a Parrot AR drone,controlled with my Galaxy Tab,so seeing the screen is vital for outdoor flights in full sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newbietabletman View Post
    I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.I recently bought a Parrot AR drone,controlled with my Galaxy Tab,so seeing the screen is vital for outdoor flights in full sun.
    Is there a question?
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Sorry,I was asking what I could do to maximize the screen visibility on my Galaxy Tab in full sun.
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    Default Re: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Have you already tried the suggestions given in this thread?
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Yes,but the screen is still unreadable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crester View Post
    Turn up the brightness all the way... and then try and not to have the sun directly shining down on it... that's about the best you can do... lol
    This is pretty much the only solution. I wipe it down with my glasses wipe and then play with the brightness until I can see what I'm doing lol
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    Default Re: Galaxy S3: How can I see the screen in the sunlight?

    Does the Tab have the negative screen color widget? If not, you might try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ralax.quickinv

    The only other thing to do is to use a sun shade. Three pieces of cardboard cut to surround the tablet on the top and part of the sides, and painted black on the inside, might help. Something like this: Arkon Sun Shade for 7" Tablets | Arkon SGT-7SS | Miscellaneous But you could probably make you own for a lot less money, and make the top part of the shade even higher.
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