1. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Most other phones, at least running Marshmallow, allow you to adjust the brightness threshold or parameter while set to "auto". Samsung's galaxy, Nexus 6p and so forth but on the G5 when you set to auto, it greys out the brightness slider and doesn't let you increase or decrease.

    Just wondering if this is something that can't be changed, as I'd like the phone to be a little brighter under low light conditions.

    Thank you.
    06-17-2016 01:12 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Most other phones, at least running Marshmallow, allow you to adjust the brightness threshold or parameter while set to "auto". Samsung's galaxy, Nexus 6p and so forth but on the G5 when you set to auto, it greys out the brightness slider and doesn't let you increase or decrease.

    Just wondering if this is something that can't be changed, as I'd like the phone to be a little brighter under low light conditions.

    Thank you.
    Something is not right.....you can adjust the baseline when it is in auto on mine

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    06-17-2016 03:50 PM
  3. kramer5150's Avatar
    My V10 can set the "baseline brightness"... I m not sure what that means though. I just leave the auto-brightness ON an its all OK by me, although sometimes I find it too bright for my needs.
    06-18-2016 01:21 PM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    My V10 can set the "baseline brightness"... I m not sure what that means though. I just leave the auto-brightness ON an its all OK by me, although sometimes I find it too bright for my needs.
    Baseline is the setting based on the current ambient light so it can compensate as the ambient light changes.

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    06-18-2016 08:43 PM
  5. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Thats odd, i simply dont have that option. Which carrier brand is your phone. I didn't have this option with either the two unlocked ive owned or the current Tmobile branded G5. Makes sense but just not there. My brightness slider is greyed out.

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    06-20-2016 08:06 AM
  6. vansmack's Avatar
    Yes, my T-Mo is the same as yours, yomny.

    I thought that by turning off auto-brightness, adjusting the slider, then turning it back on I was setting the baseline, but that has not been the case.
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    06-20-2016 10:48 AM
  7. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Thats odd, i simply dont have that option. Which carrier brand is your phone. I didn't have this option with either the two unlocked ive owned or the current Tmobile branded G5. Makes sense but just not there. My brightness slider is greyed out.

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    Very strange..., I know some aren't happy with way it responds, however didn't know that certain carriers were suppressing it. I'm on Verizon.

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    06-20-2016 11:23 AM
  8. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Yes, my T-Mo is the same as yours, yomny.

    I thought that by turning off auto-brightness, adjusting the slider, then turning it back on I was setting the baseline, but that has not been the case.
    That truly sucks, why in the world would they suppress this option? I think every other phone out there has this, including the G5 from other carriers lol. The phone works perfect most of the times but in lower ambient light, it tends to get too dark.

    Very strange..., I know some aren't happy with way it responds, however didn't know that certain carriers were suppressing it. I'm on Verizon.


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    Makes me wanna be on Verizon

    I keep having to face the phone towards the light at times to get it to brighten up.
    06-20-2016 04:06 PM
  9. cache11's Avatar
    That truly sucks, why in the world would they suppress this option? I think every other phone out there has this, including the G5 from other carriers lol. The phone works perfect most of the times but in lower ambient light, it tends to get too dark.



    Makes me wanna be on Verizon

    I keep having to face the phone towards the light at times to get it to brighten up.
    Have you tried Velis Auto Brightness? I have been using it for about a year now on 4 different phones and love it.

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    07-03-2016 07:58 AM
  10. Kevin Hill2's Avatar
    I can adjust mine when it is in Auto, AT&T
    07-03-2016 09:16 AM
  11. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    I can adjust mine when it is in Auto, AT&T
    Most can, but ive confirmed with other T-mobile users, we cant lol, not sure why they would do this. I even contacted LG and they said, their unlocked phones and or somewhere does permit this but some carriers may opt to lock it.
    07-05-2016 04:02 PM
  12. yomny Martinez's Avatar
    Have you tried Velis Auto Brightness? I have been using it for about a year now on 4 different phones and love it.

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    thanks for the suggestions i'll look into it. I used another brightness control app but gave me conflicts with other applications, said that "overlay" was not allowing them to run.
    07-05-2016 04:03 PM
  13. vansmack's Avatar
    This was not changed in the latest T-Mobile 6.0.1 update with the June security patch.
    07-12-2016 07:15 PM
  14. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Why would they disable that feature?
    This has to stop, where carriers pick and choose how our phones operate.

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    07-12-2016 08:32 PM
  15. vansmack's Avatar
    Why would they disable that feature?
    My only guess would be battery savings, but I can't be sure.

    And I agree on carrier override, all I want are options and the ability to decide for myself.
    07-13-2016 10:42 AM

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