I don’t want this brightess change. The FP3 always had too bright of a screen, making it really annoying at night - and software that does black overlay doesn’t really help much than actually lower brightness.
Also I just randomly had a screen popping up with “factory reset”? I didn’t voluntarily install the update yet, could it have installed itself over night or something?
Concerning brightness: Why don’t they just put a relative min/max setting (if need be in the developer settings), relative to the absolute hardware limits? Everyone could set their preferred limits and be done with it for good.
All you’re doing at this point is literally gate-keeping. If you look for initial reviews of the FP3 “high minimum brightness” was definitively one of the critics. Same with the charging LED that just burns your eyes at night.
One with and one without screen dimmer. The screen is not really more dim, it’s just a gray overlay. It dims the brightness somewhat, but also makes it harder to read on the phone, because everything just becomes, well, gray.
Also, for the screen dimmer to work, you have to essentially give permissions to everything including reading everything you type (passwords) and full access to your phone. I don’t want that and others don’t want that too, for obvious reasons.
Please don’t mention screen dimmer apps as a solution for the brightbess problem. They are a work around, but a very crude and annoying one.
Yes I can imagine if you have to give permissions for the app to use this and that you may worry.
Yes clearly the use of an app is an alternative, or a work-around as you put it.
However putting a grey filter on is like wearing tinted sunglasses, and as long as it not a coloured one then I would imagine all the pixels that are ‘lit’ will just be dimmer, which is what pretty much happens when the brightness is lowered,
Which come back to the permissions issue. I’ll try one and see how I get along. Which one did you try?
The screen shot you show is really dim, maybe at that level you would have to increase the brightness a bit, but then a screenshot on a PC in daylight isn’t very ‘real’
As for not mentioning screen dimmer apps ~ given there are a few people who complain about the issue, and that this is a user forum, it seems only reasonable to offer such ‘work arounds’ which may at least suit some people of at least make the phone easier to use in the dark for those with sensitive eyes.
I’ve just installed ‘Dimmer’ from the F-Droid repository, will let you know how it works ~ tonight.
Well I’ve just tried it in the day, it works in some senses, in that it works. The app is 7 years old and I didn’t get the scale to work, but it’s dark allright I could just about see to opperate.
Hi, just wondering if anyone on GiffGaff in the UK is having problems with the GiffGaff app not working properly since the FP3 software update? I’m trying to work out if this is connected or just conincidental, the main problem being that I can no longer see details of my goodybags and usage via the app. I’ve just logged into their website and everything is working fine there so it is either an app or phone issue.
Edit: I had a quick look at the GiffGaff community discussion and there was nothing obvious there so I tried clearing the data and cache for the app and that has fixed the issue, for the time being at least!
After some earlier update, I found this to apparently have caused severe troubles.
Made it a habit to both check/correct the clock right after the std update, and then reboot once again. Never ran into probs (so far) ever since.