How To Access Super Low Brightness Mode On iPhone, iPad

Uzair Ghani
Posted Dec 7, 2015
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Here’s how you can access super low brightness mode on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch for a better reading experience in low light.

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The iPhone, iPad, iPod touch have a mighty bright display in its own right. So bright in a lot of cases that users find it difficult to glance at it when reading something in ultra low light condition, or when reading an article, like this one, before going to bed with the lights out. But thanks to one handy little feature in iOS, you can turn down the brightness lower than the minimum allowed setting on a system level.

Without further ado, here’s what you need to do to access it!

Access Super Low Brightness Mode On iPhone, iPad

1. On your iOS device, tap on the Settings app on your home screen.

2. Scroll down and then tap on ‘General.’

3. Look for an entry labelled ‘Accessibility’ and tap on it.

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4. Now tap on ‘Zoom.’

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5. Toggle the ‘Zoom’ switch at the top to the ON position.

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6. Scroll down and tap on ‘Zoom Region’ and then select ‘Full Screen Zoom’ in the list of available options.

7. Go back a screen, tap on ‘Zoom Filter’ and select ‘Low Light.’

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8. Now, whenever you tap on the display three times with three fingers, you’ll see a floating window on top. Simply tap on ‘Choose Filter’ and then either ‘Low Light’ or ‘None’ to turn the low brightness mode on or off.

For the ultimate effect, we suggest that you turn down the brightness of your iPhone or iPad to the 0% mark beforehand using the Control Center. Otherwise the screen will look slightly brighter than how you would desire it to be.

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We highly recommend that you make use of this feature especially before going to bed when you take the time out to read a text based article. It will put far less strain on your eyes compared to the default low brightness setting of your iPhone or iPad.

Even if you’re not going to make use of this feature, we still recommend that you should know about it. After all, you never know when it might come in handy.

There are more features like the one above hidden in many corners of iOS, and we hope to uncover each and every single one of them in the days and months to come, so be sure to check back for more.

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