How To Fix iPhone 12 Pro Max Dimmed Screen Issue (Too Dark)

iPhone 12 dimmed screen fix

iPhone 12 dimmed screen fix.


You’ve just unboxed your brand new iPhone 12 Pro Max device, powered it on and noticed that the screen is much dimmer than your older iPhone? Don’t worry, the iPhone 12 dark screen problem can be fixed by tweaking some iOS 14 settings.

3 Ways To Fix iPhone 12 Screen Too Dim

This issue has been reported to us for occurring since day 1 on an iPhone 12 Pro Max unit. However, it could also happen on any other new model iPhone 12 mini, 12 or 12 Pro. Here is what you can do to fix it:

1. Adjust Brightness

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The natural thing to start with is to manually adjust brightness. Swipe-down from the top-right corner of the screen to bring down the Control Center and use the Brightness toggle.
Tip: Long-press the Brightness controls to open up the expanded view. Use your finger to increase Brightness. Also make sure that Dark Mode and Night Shift aren’t enabled.
Fact: If you set Brightness to maximum and your iPhone 12 isn’t as bright as your previous iPhone, proceed with the next step.

2. Auto Brightness

Your next option is to make sure that Brightness on your iPhone is set to automatic. Even if it is, you can disable and re-enable this setting to make sure that a minor glitch is preventing it from working properly:

  • Open the Settings app.
  • Scroll for Display & Brightness.
  • Check the status of the Automatic setting. If it’s enabled disable it, force restart your device and re-enable it after the iPhone reboots.

3. Reduce White Point

Last but not least, the iPhone 12 dimmed screen could be caused by an Accessibility setting that’s role is to reduce the intensity of bright colors, to help users with visual impairments.
how to fix iphone 12 dimmed screen issue

  • Open Settings.
  • Scroll for Accessibility.
  • Tap on Display & Text Size, in the Vision section.
  • Scroll for Reduce White Point and disable the option.
  • Tip: You can also use the control bar to set how strong the intensity of the strong colors is reduced.

Fact: We’re still waiting for confirmations, but apparently and iOS 14 bug, could automatically trigger the Reduce White Point setting, without the user being aware of it. If you’ve also experienced this problem and your brand new iPhone 12 or 12 Pro model don’t hesitate to use the comments section and share your feedback.

If this is actually a bug and Reduce White Point is automatically enabled, we will report it to Apple and ask for a fix in an upcoming software update.

Related: Other day-1 problems reported for the iPhone 12 lineup are:
iPhone 12 Pro Max not charging wirelessly with MagSafe
iPhone 12 mini Lock Screen issues
iPhone 12 No Service and poor cellular coverage
iPhone 12 yellow screen problem