How to Enable Adaptive Brightness Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through activating a useful display feature that automatically adjusts the Pixel 7’s display based on your activities and environmental lighting. Here’s a quick guide to enable adaptive brightness on Google Pixel 7.

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Adaptive brightness is one of the many useful features of new Android phones including the latest Pixel flagship devices.  As the name implies, it automatically adjusts the brightness levels of your phone’s display based on the surroundings lighting and other relevant factors.

If you’re wondering how to activate this feature on your recently procured Google Pixel phone, then you may refer to these subsequent instructions.

  1. To get started, launch the Settings app by tapping on the Settings (gear) icon from the Home screen or Apps tray of your Pixel phone.

    You can access the Apps tray by swiping up from the bottom of the Home screen.

  2. In the settings menu, you will see all preloaded services and downloaded apps.

    Find Display from the given items then tap on it to access the Display settings menu of your device.

  3. While in the Display settings menu, find then tap Adaptive brightness to proceed.

    Another menu opens with more details about Adaptive brightness and the main toggle to turn the feature off or on.

  4. To activate/enable the feature, just tap to turn on the switch next to Use adaptive brightness.

    Doing so activates the display sensors that automatically adjust the display’s brightness level based on your surroundings lighting and activities.

  • Settings
  • Google Pixel 7

How does Adaptive Brightness work?

As mentioned earlier, Adaptive brightness is also capable of learning your display habits based on how you tweak your phone’s brightness slider manually. This is made possible with the system’s ambient light sensors and display algorithms that make automatic adjustments. As a result, the adaptive brightness level becomes more accurate to your preferences.

Aside from eye comfort and safety, using Adaptive brightness can also help preserve the phone’s battery life. 

Display Issues with Adaptive Brightness?

If by any chance, something isn’t working quite right after altering the display settings of your phone, then you can either try turning the Adaptive brightness feature off. If that doesn’t help, then restarting the phone is recommended.

And if restarting doesn’t do any good either, then that’s when you should consider resetting the adaptive brightness function.

The Pixel phone has a dedicated system command to reset the adaptive brightness feature if unexpected problems occur. You can trigger this command by accessing the Device Health Services app menu. You can refer to a separate guide on how to perform this reset, if needed.

And that’s how you enable and use the Adaptive Brightness feature on the Google Pixel 7 smartphone.

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