How to adjust brightness on an Android phone

Brightness settings in the Quick Settings menu on a Pixel 4a.
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Whether your phone sports an LCD or an AMOLED panel, everyone has a personal preference for how bright or how dim they like to keep their Android phone screen. If you don't want to leave the brightness settings on auto adjustment, change them manually. Adjusting the brightness level on your Android phone is easy peasy lemon squeezy. Let's get started!

How to turn off auto-brightness on an Android phone

Before you select your preferred level of brightness, you'll need to turn off the auto-brightness function to avoid losing your choice of settings. This can be done from Quick Settings or through the display settings. For this guide, we have used a phone running Android 13.

1. Open the Settings menu on your phone.

2. Scroll down to select the Display settings.

3. Turn off the toggle for Adaptive brightness.

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After you've switched off auto-brightness, you can proceed to manually adjust your Android phone's brightness as you please.

How to adjust brightness from the Quick Settings on an Android phone

1. Swipe down from the top of your screen to view the notification pane.

2. Swipe down again to draw open the Quick Settings menu.

3. Adjust the brightness by dragging your finger along the bar that indicates the brightness level.

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With the automatic brightness feature disabled, your Android phone will maintain the brightness level that you choose.

Customize your Android phone

Now that you've adjusted the brightness on your Android phone, you can customize it even further. Are you a fan of low brightness and black themes? Turn on the dark mode on your device. You can even schedule the dark mode to turn on and off by itself according to your needs.

Your phone is your possession. Give it some character and personalize your Android phone from top to bottom, be it icon packs, wallpapers, launchers, or sounds. Have fun with it!

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Icon Pack Studio

Theming on your Android phone is an exciting and even more fun task with the Icon Pack Studio app. You can build your very own icons with it. Instead of confining yourself to premade icons found on the internet, why not get your creative juices flowing and make your own unique icons with this app?

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Namerah Saud Fatmi
Editor — Accessories, speakers, and tablets

Namerah enjoys geeking out over accessories, gadgets, and all sorts of smart tech. She spends her time guzzling coffee, writing, casual gaming, and cuddling with her furry best friends. Find her on Twitter @NamerahS.