For the first time after 16 months of ownership, I found a fault with my Alexa-powered smart speaker – Echo Show. Initially, I dismissed it as a minor bug but when it continued to persist even after updating the device, I realized Echo Show screen dimming was a real problem and had to be fixed. Luckily, it didn’t require any repair or service but just a mere re-setting of the defaults.
How to remove the Echo Show screen dimming problem?
Echo Show offers some good advantages like videoconferencing and video-streaming over its audio-only counterparts but becomes a real problem when it starts behaving weirdly. During my recent interaction with the device, I found the Echo Show screen dimming randomly, rendering the device completely useless. However, it was not something to be worried about and fortunately, quite easy to fix!
- On the screen, swipe down from the top
- Choose Settings.
- Scroll down to Display & Brightness.
- Look for the Adaptive Brightness heading.
- Turn off the toggle.
- Exit Settings.
If you are being troubled by the same problem, don’t worry, you are not alone. Just follow the list of instructions to fix the issue permanently.
How do I stop my screen from auto dimming?
To stop your Echo Show screen from auto-dimming, you’ll need to disable the Adaptive Brightness feature. Here’s how it’s done!
On your Echo Show screen, swipe down from the top. From the menu, choose the Settings icon.
When directed to a new screen, scroll down to find the Display & Brightness settings.
Next, locate the Adaptive Brightness section and under it, slide the toggle for Automatically adjust screen brightness based on available light to the Off position.
Once done, exit the settings. You should no more see the Echo Show screen dimming randomly.
Is it good to use adaptive brightness?
It’s a setting in Echo Show that lets the device adjust the brightness of the display depending on the amount of light that is reaching the system’s ambient light sensor. So, while the mode helps in automatically optimizing the color range, saturation, and sharpness of your display for certain applications, it can severely compromise the utility of the device. If you do not need it, keep it disabled.
That’s all there is to it. Hope it makes sense!