Auto brightness

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  1. Gosmd

    Gosmd New Member

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    Hi I just got an iPod touch 2g am I'm just wonderin if I should turn it on or off? I'm not sure wich way will save power.
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    deadfire55 Active Member

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    Turning it off and leaving the brightness to a low will save power because the iPod doesn't have to think each time you unlock to change the brightness.
  3. frightenedcow

    frightenedcow New Member

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    its not there to save power. It senses the light in the room and will change automaticly. There is a light sensor right above the screen in the dark area. I heard if you shine a bright light at that spot it will change but I tried on my 1g but I didn't notice any change.
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Check my sig for a thread on battery issues. You are recommended to set brightness to between 10-25% and turn auto brightness on.
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    mrgrimsby New Member

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    exactly where is this sensor located? I have a leather flip cover case and there is a slot cut out above the screen ...it could be covered and so thinks its dark all the time?
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    If your iPod is in a dark environment, the light sensor will notice this and decrease the brightness. If it's in a bright environment, it will increase brightness.
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    BaseballMVP755 Banned

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    the auto-brightness isnt that great, sometimes i feel as if apple did it the rong way, cuz i'll be in a dark room, and the screen will brighten.. so its messed up.. i just keep it a 1/3 up in the settings, so it saves some battery
  9. Gosmd

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    alrite thx guys! i put my brightness down to 30% and auto-brightness on. Im gonna miss the brightness tho, but i guess i can get used to it
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    Here is a picture of the exact location of the sensor: [post]1123979[/post]

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