iOS 11 has changed a few things in the settings when it comes to brightness options on your iPhone or iPad. In the prior iOS versions, the setting to control auto-brightness used to be in Settings > Display and Brightness.
Auto-Brightness is one of those recommended settings from Apple that helps you get more out of your battery performance.
This is the iPhone feature that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display based on surrounding lighting conditions. So whether you are browsing web next to a table lamp or reading up a breaking news story sitting on your patio, this is the feature that automatically adjusts the brightness of the display.
In the new iOS 11, this has been moved under Accessibility Settings. We are not sure why this change was made.
Now you can locate the auto-brightness Setting under Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations.
This is also the same location where you would go to get the pseudo dark mode on your iPhone by inverting the colors.
We wish there was an easier way to access auto-brightness. It would have been handier if one could access this control via the new control center. Your best bet now is to either use the search field in settings to locate this or follow the menu path.
Reduced Screen Brightness with iOS 11?
There is another issue as it pertains to display appearance in iOS 11 that has left a few iPhone users puzzled. Once they download and install iOS 11, they find that their iPhone screen is noticeably darker as opposed to prior iOS versions.
If you find yourselves in this situation you may want to check out the ‘Reduce White Point” setting on your iPhone If this is accidentally turned on, it may affect the appearance of your iPhone Display.
Some users who prefer bright colors of their iPhone/iPad screen sometimes complain about eyestrain. Reduce White Point can help with that. It will reduce the intensity of bright colors to make the screen insipid. That however means that the screen will appear a little pale.
Users with iPhone 7 and higher often have compared about the brightness of their displays. Users think that their new iPhone has less brightness compared to their older iPhone 6S even when Apple promised 25% more screen brightness on the new models.
The iPhone 7 won’t actually reach its maximum screen brightness unless you have the Auto-Brightness setting enabled.
And even then it will only take full advantage of the new brighter display when in conditions with high ambient light.
We hope that you found this quick tip helpful. We will update the post if we find any other easy ways to access the auto-brightness feature.