How to Fix Samsung S21/S22 Phone Screen that is Too Dark (STEPS)


Why is my Samsung Galaxy Phone screen darker than usual?

Your Samsung mobile phone screen may appear darker than normal because the brightness is set to zero level, the adaptive brightness option is turned OFF or because power-saving mode is enabled.

 

  • Brightness set to zero level
  • Adaptive brightness option turned OFF
  • Power saving mode enabled
  • Cover brightness set to zero level
  • Screen mode set to a wrong option
  • Dark mode turned ON 

 

The screen may also be dark due to the cover brightness being set to zero level, the screen mode being set to a wrong option or the dark mode turned ON.

 

Brightness set to zero level

If the brightness of your phone screen is set to zero level, the screen may appear darker than usual. You can easily fix this issue by increasing the brightness of your phone screen.

 

Adaptive brightness option turned OFF

In case you have reduced the brightness of your Samsung phone screen to zero or lower level and the Adaptive Brightness mode is disabled, the screen will look darker than usual especially if you are using your phone in bright light conditions.

The Adaptive brightness option adjusts the brightness of the phone screen depending on the amount of ambient light. 

 

Power saving mode enabled

An enabled Power Saving mode is one of the most common reasons why your Samsung mobile phone screen may appear to be darker than usual.

When the Power Saving mode is enabled on a device, the device tends to save the power by dimming the screen light. Sometimes, the device may come with an ultra-power saving mode, which turns the screen to Dark mode to save power. 

 

Cover brightness set to zero level

The cover screen of your Samsung device is built to provide the user with notifications at a glance. When the brightness of the cover screen brightness is set to zero or a lower level, the Samsung device screen may appear to be darker than usual. 

 

Screen mode set to a wrong option

When the Screen mode is set to Vivid during the day, the screen color looks warmer and darker. Vivid screen mode is usually used during dim light conditions to reduce the strain on the eyes of the user. On the other hand, the Natural screen mode is used during the daytime when there is enough ambient lighting. So, if your screen looks darker than usual during the daytime, you may have turned ON the Vividscreen mode on your phone. 

 

Dark mode turned ON 

Some Samsung phone models come with an inbuilt Dark mode that lowers the screen brightness to an extent where the user is no longer able to access the screen. If the Dark Mode is turned ON, the screen will look darker than usual. 

 

Samsung S22 phone screen is too dark

 

Why is my Samsung phone screen so dark on full brightness?

Your Samsung phone screen may be very dark even on full brightness because of the powersaving mode enabled on your phone or adaptive display screen mode turned ON. 

  • Power saving mode enabled
  • Adaptive display screen mode ON

 

How do I make my Samsung mobile phone screen brighter?

You can make your Samsung mobile phone screen brighter by turning the Natural screen mode ON and adjusting the brightness of your screen. 

 

  1. Open the Settings menu of your phone and go to the Display option.
  2. Scroll down to find the Screen Mode option. 
  3. From the list of settings, choose the Natural screen mode to make the screen look brighter. 
  4. Tap on the Advanced Settings option and adjust the slider to make the screen look brighter.
  5. In addition to this, drag the slider under the Screen Brightness option to the extreme right position to make the screen look brighter. 

 

Best Samsung phone 13 brightness settings

The best Samsung phone 13 Brightness settings are power saving mode disabled, screen brightness turned to the maximum level, auto-brightness feature turned ON and Screen Mode set to Natural light.

 

To enable all these settings on your Samsung Phone 13, follow the steps given below.

  1. Go to the Settings of your phone and tap on the Battery option. Tap on the Power Saving mode button to turn it OFF.
  2. Exit the Batterysettings and go to the Display settings. Drag the slider under the Screen Brightness option to the extreme right.
  3. In the Display settings, find the Adaptive-brightness feature or Auto-brightness feature and tap on it to turn it ON.
  4. Exit the Display settings and go to the Screen mode.
  5. Select the Natural screen mode to get the best brightness on your phone screen. You can drag the slider left and right to adjust the color and warmth of your phone screen. 

 

Why does my Samsung phone screen keep changing with auto-brightness off?

Your Samsung phone screen may keep changing with the auto-brightness feature turned OFF because of the power-saving mode enabled on your phone.

 

When the power-saving mode is enabled on your phone, the screen keeps changing for some apps to conserve power.

 

To fix this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Drag the phone screen to open the settings of your phone. 
  2. Go to the Battery and Device Care option.
  3. Select the Battery option and tap on Power Saving Mode to disable it.

Similarly, you can enable the power saving mode by tapping on the switch to turn it ON.

 

Why does my Samsung phone brightness dim in sunlight?

Your Samsung phone brightness may be dim in sunlight because the screen brightness is set to a lower level and the Adaptive Brightness feature is turned OFF.

When the screen brightness is set to a low level and adaptive brightness settings are turned OFF, your Samsung phone is unable to adjust the screen brightness according to the ambient lighting.

 

You can fix the issue of your Samsung Phone brightness going dim in sunlight by following the steps given below.

  1. Open the Settings of your Samsung phone.
  2. Go to the Display settings.
  3. Under the Screen brightness option, drag the slider left and right to adjust the screen brightness.
  4. If you want your screen brightness to change according to the surrounding light, turn the Adaptive Brightness option ON. To do this, tap on the slider next to the Adaptive Brightness option. It will turn blue when it is turned ON.

 

How to fix a Samsung Galaxy S20 Phone screen that is too dark?

You can fix your Samsung Galaxy S20 phone screen which is too dark by turning the Adaptive brightness option OFF and setting the brightness level to the maximum.

 

Follow the steps given below to fix the issue of your Samsung Galaxy S20 phone screen being too dark. 

  1. Drag the top or bottom of your phone screen and tap on the Settings option.
  2. In the Settings menu, select the Display option.
  3. Under the Screen Brightness option, drag the slider to the extreme right to turn the brightness level to maximum. 
  4. Tap on the Adaptive Brightness option to turn it OFF. 
  5. To further improve the screen brightness, go to the Screen Modesetting and select the Natural option to enhance the brightness of your Samsung S20 phone screen. In case you are in dim light conditions, select the Vivid screen mode to get maximum user experience from your Samsung Galaxy S20 phone. 

 

How to fix a Samsung Galaxy S21/S22 Phone screen that is too dark?

You can fix a Samsung Galaxy S21 phone screen that is too dark by adjusting the screen brightness or display or font settings.

 

  1. Open the Settings menu of your phone and choose Display settings.
  2. In the Display Settings menu, drag the slider under the brightness to the extreme right to make the screen look brighter. 
  3. Tap on the slider against the Adaptive Brightness option to regulate the brightness of your Samsung Galaxy S21 phone screen depending on the amount of ambient lighting. 
  4. To adjust the font or display settings, open the Settings menu again. Select the Display option and go to the Font Size and Style option. 
  5. Choose the Font Style option and select any of the options from DefaultSamsungOneGothic Boldor Download Font Styles depending upon your preferences.
  6. Tap on the Bold Font option and turn it ON.
  7. Go to the Font Size option and tap and hold the blue dot to increase or decrease the font size displayed on your Samsung Galaxy S21 phone screen. 
  8. Exit the Display settings and open the Screen Zoom option. Tap and hold the blue dot to zoom in and out of your phone screen.
  9. Exit the Screen Zoom settings and select the Screen Timeout settings option. Choose the duration among 1530or 60 seconds after which you want the screen to go dark. 
  10. Open the Screen Saver settings and adjust the settings if you want the screen saver to turn ON or OFF while your phone is docked or charging. 

 

How to fix a Samsung Z Fold screen that is too dark?

You can fix the issue of a Samsung Z Fold screen being too dark by adjusting the color settings of your device.

 

Alternatively, you can also try changing the cover brightness of your device to fix the issue of the Samsung Z Fold screen being too dark.

To change these settings, follow the steps given below.

  1. Drag the screen of your device and tap on the Settings option. You can also open the Settings menu from the Apps option on your device. 
  2. In the Settings menu, open the Display settings. 
  3. Select the Screen Mode option. You will now see two options Vivid screen mode and Natural screen mode.
  4. Tap on the option according to your preferences.
  5. Drag the slider to adjust the strength of the color. 
  6. Select the Advanced Settings option. Adjust the slider in this option to make the screen look cooler or warmer, depending upon your choice.

 

How to fix a Samsung Z Flip-screen that is too dark?

You can fix a Samsung Z Flip-screen that is too dark by setting the cover brightness of your flip screen. To do this, follow the steps given below.

  1. Drag your screen up or down and tap on the gear icon that represents the Settings of your Samsung Z flip screen.
  2. From the Settings menu, select the Display option.
  3. To set the cover brightness of your device, drag the slider under the Cover Brightness option. Since your screen looks too dark, drag the slider to the extreme right. 
  4. Exit the settings and see if your Samsung Z flip screen is too dark or not. 

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