1. Love Divine's Avatar
    Something like this:

    Why is there no Auto Brightness Adjustment on US Carrier models? (Auto +1 etc) Let's take action.-145351d1414943531t-what-do-you-set-your-brightness-1414943515798.jpg

    I don't understand why Samsung devices have systematically seen this option removed on US carrier models since the S4 or even earlier. It doesn't make any sense. Especially given the dim screens of previous Samsung products, "Auto +1, +2, or +3" makes tremendous sense for those keeping them on Auto all the time. My HTC One was literally twice as bright as my S4 when both set to Auto and that noticeably negatively impacted my everyday viewing experience.

    I propose we make this issue known to US carriers. If enough of us complain, we CAN get this added back in. I talked to both Sprint and Samsung yesterday. Samsung said it was a carrier choice. The Sprint CS rep agreed with me that this should be in, and forwarded my issue to the tech team, who are now hopefully aware of this. I haven't gotten around to calling them yet but I will. Any reasonable explanation for why this was removed?
    11-15-2014 09:02 AM
  2. beh's Avatar
    I would suggest that "Reasonable US carrier" is an oxymoron.
    jimd1050 and kittenphelia like this.
    11-15-2014 10:10 AM
  3. thegame161's Avatar
    Unless of corse the brightness is no different for you guys.
    11-15-2014 10:20 AM
  4. goin_nil's Avatar
    I gave up on auto brightness a long time ago when I found this app. I control the brightness by simply sliding my finger on the edge of the screen no matter what app I'm using (games, movies, YouTube, home screens, etc) - it's always just right there, hidden and waiting.

    It even supports negative brightness now, great for the times at night when there are no lights on in the house or you are at the movies and the lowest brightness setting just isn't low enough. Screen blinding you? Just slide your finger.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playBrightness
    flexfield likes this.
    11-15-2014 10:26 AM
  5. pwscott's Avatar
    Suggest you simply get Lux in the Google Play Store.

    Description
    The original custom auto brightness solution for Android.

    "To put it simply, Lux kicks the pants off of Android’s stock brightness manager, and it’s worth every cent." - Lifehacker
    "Lux is a third-party app that allows you to easily calibrate your phone’s brightness sensor, saving you battery power and reducing eye strain if your phone is normally too bright in dark rooms." - HowToGeek

    Lux isn't your ordinary brightness app. It intelligently adjusts the brightness of your display based on the environment you're in. If you step into a dimly lit room, Lux will automatically lower the brightness of your display to make it not only comfortable to read, but to also preserve battery power.

    Lux is also able to adjust the screen temperature of your display automatically to make it appropriate for night usage. At sunset, you can have Lux automatically warm your display and switch to your Night profile. If you're an astronomer, you can enable astronomer mode to cut out harsh white light. If you have a root enabled phone, you may even be able to apply these enhancements at a low level with Lux's plug-in system.

    Perhaps the best thing about Lux is that you can teach it how to behave. If the backlight is too bright or dim for your liking, simply open the provided Dashboard, adjust the brightness slider to the level you desire, then hold the link button. Lux will use this new 'link' as a reference in future.

    Give it a go! I want you to test Lux for more than the 15 minute refund period offered by Google. I understand that some devices may not have the best quality light sensor, and that you may need more time to play around with settings. If you find that Lux doesn't suit you after the 15 minutes is up, you can request a refund within a week of purchase via e-mail - no questions asked.

    ★FEATURES★
    ■ Stable, custom auto brightness with root plug-in support.
    ■ Use your ambient light sensor or camera(s) to read in ambient light.
    ■ Subzero brightness for night viewing.
    ■ Select between Auto, Day, Night, Car and Cinema light profiles
    ■ Automatic night mode. Change the colour temperature of your display for comfortable night time viewing.
    ■ Astronomer mode. Adds a red filter to your display to preserve the eyesight of stargazers.
    ■ Power-user settings such as choice of interpolation, filters, and linked sample editing.
    ■ Add app specific exceptions via sleep mode. NOTE: This is broken in Android 5.0 due to API changes beyond my control.
    ■ Customisable fade for backlight adjustments.
    ■ Tasker and Locale support
    ■ Battery efficient.
    ■ Backup to SD.
    ■ No ads or other nuisances.
    Note: Please disable other brightness apps before using Lux. The author is not liable for any issues caused when using this app.

    Want Lux in your language? Join the translation project here:
    http://crowdin.net/project/lux-auto-brightness
    11-15-2014 10:32 AM
  6. zmann's Avatar
    Am I missing something? My Sprint note 4 has auto brightness

    NOTE 4,, GO BIG OR GO HOME!
    11-15-2014 10:33 AM
  7. pwscott's Avatar
    That's what I wondered at first. I believe he is looking for AUTO *and* being able to bias that by +1 or +3 etc. These are things Lux lets you do.

    Easier, in my book, to grab an app that does what you need than protest and complain to carriers.
    11-15-2014 10:39 AM
  8. soldier45's Avatar
    My brightness stays maxed out and still get 15-17 hours of heavy use. Just used to a brighter screen even in darkness.
    MightyMike and dpham00 like this.
    11-15-2014 10:43 AM
  9. dpham00's Avatar
    Lux is excellent. None of the Verizon Samsung smartphones that I had have the auto brightness adjustment

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-15-2014 10:48 AM
  10. dpham00's Avatar
    My brightness stays maxed out and still get 15-17 hours of heavy use. Just used to a brighter screen even in darkness.
    What screen on time?

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-15-2014 10:49 AM
  11. jimd1050's Avatar
    I would suggest that "Resonable US carrier" is an oxymoron.
    Like the Company I was employed by for 25 years, their product sold on "Name Identity" and therefore, they figured they could decide what the customer wanted and needed, not the customer! Not so any more... LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS or they'll go somewhere else!
    11-15-2014 10:55 AM
  12. Connert's Avatar
    Lux is excellent. None of the Verizon Samsung smartphones that I had have the auto brightness adjustment

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Will Lux allow the supper bright mode in direct sunlight like when auto is selected in Stock control?

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    11-15-2014 12:07 PM
  13. dpham00's Avatar
    Will Lux allow the supper bright mode in direct sunlight like when auto is selected in Stock control?

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    No unfortunately you would have to be in auto brightness.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    11-15-2014 12:41 PM
  14. skafri's Avatar
    I gave up on auto brightness a long time ago when I found this app. I control the brightness by simply sliding my finger on the edge of the screen no matter what app I'm using (games, movies, YouTube, home screens, etc) - it's always just right there, hidden and waiting.

    It even supports negative brightness now, great for the times at night when there are no lights on in the house or you are at the movies and the lowest brightness setting just isn't low enough. Screen blinding you? Just slide your finger.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...playBrightness
    I installed this, but can't figure out how to use it. :/

    Posted via my beautiful beast, the Galaxy Note 4.
    11-15-2014 12:55 PM
  15. Love Divine's Avatar
    According to XDA, it's literally one line of code that's easily enabled if you're rooted.

    Will Lux allow the supper bright mode in direct sunlight like when auto is selected in Stock control?

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    Nope. It's good but not really alllllll that and doesn't replace auto very well imo. That and there are questoins about whether it'll work when moving to 5.0.
    11-15-2014 01:44 PM
  16. goin_nil's Avatar
    I installed this, but can't figure out how to use it. :/

    Posted via my beautiful beast, the Galaxy Note 4.
    Run the Display Brightness app to configure it.

    Here's how I have mine setup:
    - Change the "Screen Alignment" to Right Top
    - checkmark "Enable Negative Brightness"
    - set the "Max value for negative brightness" to about 50% (if you go too dim you won't be able to see your screen at all)
    - checkmark "Auto hide"
    - checkmark "Stay after reboot system"

    There will be a hidden bar on the right side of the screen near the top but not all the way at the top.

    Slide your finger along the edge off the screen until you find it. Then slide your finger up/down to set the brightness level.

    Hope this helps.
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    11-15-2014 04:13 PM
  17. Tkbredx's Avatar
    I have it on my rooted note 4 on Tmobile
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    11-15-2014 05:43 PM
  18. scallawag's Avatar
    I have it on my rooted Verizon Note 4 DE using Xposed and Wanam's Module. Wanam's Module gives you a lot more also.
    I have used Lux and think it is a very good app...just more then I need when I have the Wanam's Module installed.
    I almost always set the auto brightness to -1 or -2...but in bright sun might use +1 or +2.
    It really would be nice if this was enabled by default on the Note 4.
    The Verizon Note 4 DE was bought direct from Samsung.
    11-15-2014 06:10 PM
  19. Connert's Avatar
    No unfortunately you would have to be in auto brightness.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    Well, that eliminates my desire for the app then. I spend a good bit of time in the sun. Love the way it kicks in this supper bright mode.

    Posted via the Android Central App from the beast A.K.A. Note 4.
    11-16-2014 07:28 AM
  20. wpwoodjr's Avatar
    Lux is excellent. None of the Verizon Samsung smartphones that I had have the auto brightness adjustment

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    My Verizon LG G2 had an auto brightness bias adjustment. It really annoys me that Verizon disabled it on the Note 4.
    11-18-2014 08:41 AM

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