iPhone Display & Brightness Settings

iPhone “Display & Brightness” section, as the name shows, has settings on display and brightness.

And here are the settings in the section (click the link to navigate to the specific section):

Let us see each of them.

Enable Dark Mode on iPhone

Here, we will see the unique methods to turn on the dark mode on iPhone. Let us start.

Method #1

  1. Open Settings.
  1. Hit “Display & Brightness.”
  1. In the “Appearance” section, you can see “Light” and “Dark.” Light is the normal mode, and Dark is the dark mode.
  1. Choose “Dark.”

Notes:

In the “Appearance” section, you can also see “Automatic.”

By default, the “Automatic” will be in the “Sunset to Sunrise” option.

If you have chosen “Light” while enabling “Automatic,” then this means your iPhone will remain in normal mode from sunrise to sunset. And it will be in the dark mode from sunset to sunrise. All this happens automatically.

If you have chosen “Dark” while enabling “Automatic,” then this means your iPhone will remain in dark mode from sunrise to sunset. And it will be in the normal mode from sunset to sunrise. All this happens automatically.

You can also customize the time if you prefer and here is how:

  1. Hit the “Options” under “Automatic.”
  1. Tap the “Custom Schedule” option.
  1. Now, you can see two options: “Light Appearance” and “Dark Appearance.”
  1. Tap them and set the time as per your liking.

To disable “Automatic,” hit the toggle switch beside “Automatic.”

Method #2

In the Control Center, long-press the “Brightness” slider. Now, you can see three icons at the bottom.

The first one from the left is for dark mode. Tapping it will enable or disable dark mode.

Note:

If your iPhone is in “Automatic,” then tapping this one will select the “Light” or “Dark” option depending on the one your iPhone is on right now.

You can find all the above mentioned in Method #1.

Method #3

You can turn on or off dark mode using Siri.

Say “Hey Siri” and then say “turn on dark mode” for turning on dark mode.

Say “Hey Siri” and then say “turn off dark mode” for turning off dark mode.

Note:

If your iPhone is in “Automatic,” then using the command will select the “Light” or “Dark” option depending on the one your iPhone is on right now.

You can find all the above mentioned in Method #1.


Change Brightness on iPhone

Open Settings. Hit “Display & Brightness.” Now, you can see a slider above “True Tone.” Use it to set the brightness as per your liking.

Alternative Method

Open Control Center. Now you can see the “Brightness” slider. Use it to set the brightness you prefer.


Disable True Tone on iPhone

True Tone adjusts the color temperature of the display as per your surroundings.

By default, True Tone is enabled on the iPhone. If you are not a fan, then you can disable it.

Open Settings. Hit “Display & Brightness.” Now, you can see “True Tone.” Disable the toggle switch next to it.

Note: To revert, follow the above steps but instead of disabling, enable.

Alternative Method

Open Control Center. Long press the “Brightness” slider. The first icon from the right side is for “True Tone.” Tapping it will turn it on or off.


Enable Night Shift on iPhone

Night Shift feature automatically changes your display colors to warmer colors. You can make the Night Shift works from sunset to sunrise or at the custom time.

By default, this feature is turned off. You can turn it on if you wish, and here is how:

  1. Open Settings.
  1. Hit Display & Brightness > Night Shift.
  1. Enable the toggle switch beside “Scheduled.”

That is it. Night Shift is turned on.

Now, tap the “From To” and you can see two options:

One is Sunset to Sunrise (this one makes Night Shift works from sunset to sunrise). And another one is Custom Schedule (this one makes the Night Shift to work only on the time you prefer).

If you chose the latter, you could see “Turn On At” and “Turn Off At.” Tap “Turn On At” and “Turn Off At” options and set the time as per your wish.

The slider in the “Color Temperature” section at the bottom can set warm intensity. Use that if you wish.

The “Manually Enable Until Tomorrow” option will enable the Night Shift on your iPhone right away, which will only work till the next day.

To Turn Off Night Shift:

Open Settings. Tap Display & Brightness > Night Shift. Disable the toggle switch(es) that are enabled.

Alternative Method

In the Control Center, long-press the “Brightness” slider. Now, you can see three icons at the bottom.

The one in the center is for Night Shift. Tapping it will enable or disable Night Shift.

If your iPhone is in “Scheduled,” then tapping this one will enable or disable Night Shift option depending on the one your iPhone is on right now.

I’ve talked about the “Scheduled” in the above method.


Change Auto-Lock Duration on iPhone

You may notice that after some idle time, automatically your iPhone display got turned off and then your iPhone got locked. It is because of the Auto-Lock feature.

In iPhone, you can change Auto-Lock duration or disable it, and here’s how:

Open Settings.

Tap Display & Brightness > Auto-Lock. Now, you can see these options – 30 Seconds, 1 Minute, 2 Minutes, 3 Minutes, 4 Minutes, 5 Minutes, and Never.

Choose the one you prefer. If you want to disable Auto-Lock, select “Never.”


Disable Raise to Wake on iPhone

By default, when you pick up your iPhone, it will automatically wake up. That’s because of the Raise to Wake feature.

If you dislike this feature, then you can turn it off and here’s how:

Launch Settings. Hit “Display & Brightness.” Disable the toggle switch beside “Raise to Wake.”

Note: To enable the feature, follow the above steps but instead of disabling, enable.


Change Text Size on the iPhone

Remember that the text size change is system-wide. Let’s see the steps.

Open Settings. Hit “Display & Brightness.” Tap “Text Size.” Move the slider to the right (increase the font size) or left (decrease the font size).


Make Text Bold on iPhone

You can make the text bold on the entire iPhone, and here’s how:

Launch Settings. Hit “Display & Brightness.” Enable the toggle switch beside “Bold Text.”

Note: to revert, you need to follow the above steps but instead of enabling, disable.