How to Turn off Auto Brightness on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro Max [Tutorial]

Uzair Ghani

We will show you how to turn off the auto brightness feature on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max in iOS 13.

As Obvious it May Sound but Turning off Auto Brightness on iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max is Not that Simple as it May Seem

Apple believes that auto brightness is so good in iOS that users don't need to fiddle with the toggle switch anymore therefore it has hidden it deep inside system settings. Head over to Settings > Display & Brightness right now and the toggle switch is just not there. That's the one place where you'd expect the most obvious thing to be and it is just not there. It's somewhere else, and Apple took this decision with iOS 11 only to be slightly altered with subsequent releases of iOS.

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If you are new to iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max, then the lack of auto brightness toggle switch might leave you scratching your head. But don't worry, we got you today, and we will show you how you can access the toggle switch so you can manually adjust the brightness whenever you like.


Step 1. Launch the Settings app.

Step 2. Tap on Accessibility.

Step 3. Now tap on Display & Text Size.

Step 4. Scroll all the way down and you'll find the Auto-Brightness toggle switch waiting to be turned off.

Turn off auto brightness in iPhone 11 from Accessibility settings

If you think this decision by Apple is weird, then try powering down the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max. Simply pressing and holding the sleep/wake button won't do you justice. You really have to fiddle with some button combinations in order to power down an iPhone now. Force restart an iPhone 11? That's an entirely different story. The thing is, Apple made some changes and they are worth pointing out as time goes by. And if you got a new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro or iPhone 11 Pro Max for Christmas, you now know how to turn off auto brightness and take full control.

With the option turned off you can save quite a bit of battery life too. As you take your phone out in direct sunlight, the built-in sensors will kick in, pushing the display to full brightness, giving you a serious hit in the battery life department. If you believe iOS is doing it wrong, then just turn the feature off. Simple.

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