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  1. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    My wife has a s7 edge and her screen brightness menu has a auto brightness toggle.

    I bought a phone used and mine says outdoor mode. I have attached a picture of what my brightness menu shows.

    what is wrong why would mine say this?why does my s7 edge have this-outdoor-mode.jpg
    08-21-2017 06:54 PM
  2. anon(9602380)'s Avatar
    Two things I can think of. Do you have an app installed that is causing this. Are you and your wife both running the same versions of software. Just some suggestions to look into. Thanks.
    08-21-2017 08:29 PM
  3. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Are both phones the exact same model? Software varies slightly between carriers and unlocked models.
    08-21-2017 09:08 PM
  4. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    i factory reset my phone. the only thing i can see that is different is a security update that mine does not have because i have not activated mine on att yet.

    yes they are both att 935 model. im at a loss. when i google outdoor mode i cant find anything on the s7 edge. i only see refrence to a s6

    i downloaded the pdf file for the att s7 edge and it says i should have auto brightness not the outdoor mode
    08-21-2017 09:24 PM
  5. chanchan05's Avatar
    i factory reset my phone. the only thing i can see that is different is a security update that mine does not have because i have not activated mine on att yet.

    yes they are both att 935 model. im at a loss. when i google outdoor mode i cant find anything on the s7 edge. i only see refrence to a s6

    i downloaded the pdf file for the att s7 edge and it says i should have auto brightness not the outdoor mode
    All S7Edges are 935. For example mine is a 935FD. It's a dual sim version. However a 935F is single sim.

    We want to know if yoy have an AT&T model, a Sprint, or whatever else options you have in the US.

    On Googling, the only reference I can see about an Outdoor Mode toggle is on the S6, not the S7.
    08-22-2017 02:25 AM
  6. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    All S7Edges are 935. For example mine is a 935FD. It's a dual sim version. However a 935F is single sim.

    We want to know if yoy have an AT&T model, a Sprint, or whatever else options you have in the US.

    On Googling, the only reference I can see about an Outdoor Mode toggle is on the S6, not the S7.
    Both phones are AT&T models G935A. Mine has the outdoor mode even after a factory reset and completely stock no apps added.

    I agree the only thing google says about an s6 with outdoor mode
    08-22-2017 06:21 AM
  7. chanchan05's Avatar
    Both phones are AT&T models G935A. Mine has the outdoor mode even after a factory reset and completely stock no apps added.

    I agree the only thing google says about an s6 with outdoor mode
    That makes it weird. I mean right now the only thing I'm thinking is you were duped into buying an S6 Edge Plus for the price of an S7 Edge.

    Could you install CPU-Z and tell us what it says?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.cpuid.cpu_z

    The SoC and device tabs will tell us what it really is.
    08-22-2017 06:35 AM
  8. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    That makes it weird. I mean right now the only thing I'm thinking is you were duped into buying an S6 Edge Plus for the price of an S7 Edge.

    Could you install CPU-Z and tell us what it says?

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...om.cpuid.cpu_z

    The SoC and device tabs will tell us what it really is.
    Hope this helps you allwhy does my s7 edge have this-screenshot_20170822-74015.png
    08-22-2017 06:46 AM
  9. chanchan05's Avatar
    Ok. Now I'm officially stumped. Lol.
    08-22-2017 06:54 AM
  10. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    I'm completely lost as well. I thought maybe it had been rooted and not properly Restored.
    08-22-2017 07:01 AM
  11. Bosbouer's Avatar
    Ok. Now I'm officially stumped. Lol.
    Just for reference the same from my s7edge international model.
    I have the resolution set to WQHD But there are strange differences why does my s7 edge have this-screenshot_20170822-135805.jpgwhy does my s7 edge have this-screenshot_20170822-135756.jpg
    08-22-2017 07:02 AM
  12. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    Just for reference the same from my s7edge international modelClick image for larger version. 

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    So does yours have the outdoor mode or auto brightness under the screen brightness
    08-22-2017 07:07 AM
  13. chanchan05's Avatar
    Just for reference the same from my s7edge international model.
    I have the resolution set to WQHD But there are strange differences Click image for larger version. 

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    Nah. Yours is ok. It's known that the US version uses a Snapdragon and the international one uses an Exynos chip. There's nothing wrong with his readings.
    08-22-2017 07:10 AM
  14. Bosbouer's Avatar
    Kryo versus Samsung etc in Architecture for instance and 4 cores versus my 8
    08-22-2017 07:10 AM
  15. Bosbouer's Avatar
    So does yours have the outdoor mode or auto brightness under the screen brightness
    Nope Same as your spouse s7e IE Auto brightness
    08-22-2017 07:11 AM
  16. chanchan05's Avatar
    Kryo versus Samsung etc in Architecture for instance and 4 cores versus my 8
    Again that's expected of all US and China models. He's using a Snapdragon 820. I repeat. The US versions of Samsung flagships uses Snapdragon chips made by Qualcomm, while the international version uses Exynos. That's also the same chips on the HTC 10 and LG G6.

    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 is known to be quadcore.

    His readings are perfectly normal.
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    08-22-2017 07:18 AM
  17. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    So I'm still confused as to why mine has outdoor mode and my wife has auto brightness. I need auto brightness as I'm in and out of the daylight at work
    08-22-2017 07:24 AM
  18. chanchan05's Avatar
    So I'm still confused as to why mine has outdoor mode and my wife has auto brightness. I need auto brightness as I'm in and out of the daylight at work
    Try this. Pull down the notification bar then tap on the downward arrow beside the brightness slider. If you haven't set it up you may need to pull down twice to show all the toggles and the brightness slider. After pressing the down arrow, you should get a screen with two toggles, one for auto brightness and another for putting the brightness slider back onto the initial notification bar pull down.
    08-22-2017 07:30 AM
  19. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    Try this. Pull down the notification bar then tap on the downward arrow beside the brightness slider. If you haven't set it up you may need to pull down twice to show all the toggles and the brightness slider. After pressing the down arrow, you should get a screen with two toggles, one for auto brightness and another for putting the brightness slider back onto the initial notification bar pull down.
    Yes that was why I started the thread. Mine says outdoor mode instead of auto brightness like my wife's phone
    08-22-2017 07:33 AM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    Yes that was why I started the thread. Mine says outdoor mode instead of auto brightness like my wife's phone
    Oh. Ok. Your picture was showing the screnn under settings>display.
    08-22-2017 07:36 AM
  21. buzzkill_75's Avatar
    Oh. Ok. Your picture was showing the screnn under settings>display.
    You are correct my picture is from the settings - display in the menu section.

    It says outdoor mode under my pull down notifications bar as well
    08-22-2017 07:41 AM
  22. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    This incredibly bizarre


    Are your Language settings the same?
    08-22-2017 07:43 AM
  23. chanchan05's Avatar
    You are correct my picture is from the settings - display in the menu section.

    It says auto brightness under my pull down notifications bar as well
    Ok now I'm confused. If it says autobrightness in the pull-down menu, why not turn it on there?
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    08-22-2017 07:46 AM
  24. Javier P's Avatar
    There's a solid notification icon on your first pic. Do you know what is it? I'm wondering if being a second hand phone there's some module or even custom rom installed that include that outdoor mode.
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    08-22-2017 07:55 AM
  25. chanchan05's Avatar
    Oh yeah, could you post the system tab on CPU-Z?
    08-22-2017 08:34 AM
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