1. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Hey All,

    So far I've been enjoying my Pixel 5, but one issue that plagues both mine and my girlfriend's P5 is the auto dimming goes waaay too dark.

    Anybody else notice this?
    12-26-2020 04:21 PM
  2. dmxjago's Avatar
    Hey All,

    So far I've been enjoying my Pixel 5, but one issue that plagues both mine and my girlfriend's P5 is the auto dimming goes waaay too dark.

    Anybody else notice this?
    No issues here but if you are running into that all you have to do is manually bring down the notifications shader by swiping down twice and slide the brightness shader to your desire brightness. The pixel 5 has adaptive brightness and by doing that but learns how bright you like to have the screen so the next time it encounters that same light situation it knows how dim you like it.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    12-26-2020 04:35 PM
  3. sam00's Avatar
    Yes yes totally agree especially the lock screen notifications the screen is way too dark. I keep adjusting the auto brightness and makes no difference. If you turn off adaptive brightness then problem goes away however defeats the purpose as you have to keep adjusting brightness to suit your environment.
    12-26-2020 04:38 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Also make sure that nothing is blocking the ambient light sensor (at the center top of the display): https://support.google.com/pixelphon.../7157629?hl=en. Things that could block it include a poorly fitting case or even a lot of smudging of the glass in that area.
    12-26-2020 05:18 PM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Maybe try retrain adaptive brightness
    12-26-2020 05:46 PM
  6. KrisYYC's Avatar
    No issues here but if you are running into that all you have to do is manually bring down the notifications shader by swiping down twice and slide the brightness shader to your desire brightness. The pixel 5 has adaptive brightness and by doing that but learns how bright you like to have the screen so the next time it encounters that same light situation it knows how dim you like it.
    I've been doing that since I got the phone and it's still too aggressive on the dimming. I don't think it's learning, or at least it's taking longer than I expected.
    12-26-2020 05:48 PM
  7. dmxjago's Avatar
    I've been doing that since I got the phone and it's still too aggressive on the dimming. I don't think it's learning, or at least it's taking longer than I expected.
    Interesting for me it works exactly as I'd expect.
    KrisYYC likes this.
    12-26-2020 05:51 PM
  8. KrisYYC's Avatar
    Interesting for me it works exactly as I'd expect.
    I'll play around with it and see if I can retrain it
    12-26-2020 06:00 PM
  9. sam00's Avatar
    Interesting for me it works exactly as I'd expect.
    Do you have a screen protector installed?
    12-26-2020 06:16 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have screen protector and works fine on my pixel 5
    12-26-2020 06:17 PM
  11. swebb's Avatar
    I've also found that continually retraining/adjusting the brightness eventually works.
    12-27-2020 08:22 AM
  12. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Hey All,

    So far I've been enjoying my Pixel 5, but one issue that plagues both mine and my girlfriend's P5 is the auto dimming goes waaay too dark.

    Anybody else notice this?
    My pixel 1 does the exact same thing. I've read of all the pixel lines having that issue. It seems to be an Android thing.
    12-28-2020 04:29 AM
  13. aecgda's Avatar
    Mine does it from time to time. I retrained it etc. Only real flaw in the phone for me. Be good if a future update fixed it.
    12-28-2020 10:17 AM
  14. neil74's Avatar
    Mine must be a cat pixel as there is just no training it!
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-21-2021 09:47 AM

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