How to Reset Adaptive Brightness on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through clearing out all recent tweaks made to the Google Pixel 7’s adaptive brightness feature and restoring the default values. Here’s a quick guide to reset adaptive brightness on Google Pixel 7.

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Android smartphones have different types of reset options that you can use whenever you need to restore things to their factory defaults. Instead of performing a total system reset through a factory reset or master reset, you can use a dedicated reset command to restore specific features and functions individually.

Depicted below is the actual process of performing a reset command for a Pixel 7 display feature called Adaptive brightness. Feel free to refer to this guide if you need help restoring factory defaults for the Google Pixel 7’s adaptive brightness feature.

  1. To get started, open the Settings app menu by tapping on the gear/settings icon from the Apps tray.



    Simply swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps tray then find the Settings icon from there.

  2. In the Settings menu, scroll through the list of items then tap Apps.



    Doing so will take you to the Apps menu with recently used apps.

  3. Tap See all apps to continue.



    More apps will load up on the next display.

  4. Scroll to find Device Health Services from the list of apps then tap on it to continue.



    The Device Health Services App info screen will load up next. Here, you will find different options relevant to the Device Health Services app. 

  5. Find Storage & Cache from then tap on it to proceed.



    You will be routed straight to the Storage menu of the app.

  6. To continue, tap Manage space.



    Another screen will launch with two main command buttons.

  7. To restore default settings for adaptive brightness, tap the Reset adaptive brightness button.



    A pop-up window will appear, asking if you’d like to proceed with the reset.

  8. Read and review the warning message then tap OK to confirm.



    All recent changes made to the Adaptive brightness settings will be deleted and the factory default settings for adaptive brightness feature are restored.

Tools
  • Settings
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  • Google Pixel 7

Performing this reset usually comes in handy when faced with unexpected issues following a series of tweaks to the display settings, particularly when using Adaptive brightness.  This reset does not affect any other settings and saved information on the phone.

If the adaptive brightness reset still does not put things to work as intended, then you may have to consider opting for an all settings reset, if not, a total system reset to restore everything in the system back to its factory defaults. Just be sure to back up all important data from your Pixel phone beforehand so that you would still be able to retrieve and use them afterwards.

And that’s all about resetting the Google Pixel 7’s adaptive brightness settings.


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