Surely it is not the first time that you enter a dark or dimly lit room and, when trying to use the mobile, you are blinded by its light because it is very bright. This is so because in the other environments you were in the brightness was higher and did not affect you, and when you unlocked it, it has remained at those levels. At least initially, in more than enough moments to affect your eyes.
The situation of temporary ‘blindness’, not being able to see for a few tenths of a second or eye discomfort due to glare mobile is more common than you imagine. It is not uncommon for you to go from a well-lit room to a dark one and to be affected by this change on your smartphone. Brightness issues are common in almost all Android phones since the beginning of time. The operating system does not take ambient brightness into account when turning on the screen for the first time.
Why does my mobile screen blind me?
On Android mobiles, the screen brightness is initially set to the same level it had before it crashed. Only after turning on the screen does the recalibration take place and you can have a more comfortable level. Now Google has promised to change it and could put an end to this problem with a new version of Android, we do not know if it will be in an upcoming update of its operating system or in a new version of Android 14 or if it will be available for all mobile phones. The latter will be released sometime in the quarter of this year, so we will still have to wait to enjoy all its improvements, including this one.
Mishaal Rahman has seen in the Android 13 QPR2 source code that Google is working on the possibility of incorporating a ‘brightness sensor to determine the initial brightness of the screen’. This would allow mobiles with this operating system with the new functionality implemented to ensure that the phone be aware of ambient light to make sure the screen is not too bright in a dark room or environment. Something that on its part is quite annoying when we experience it and clouds our mobile experience.
“Use a brightness sensor to determine the screen’s initial brightness”
Test: Use the device in a bright room, turn the screen off, go to a dark room, turn the screen on, see that the screen doesn’t start as bright.
March 23, 2023 • 16:47
It’s a small adjustment in auto brightness behavior that could change our lives since it would not blind us when going from a bright or very bright environment to a darker one or in complete darkness. This is one of the weaknesses of Android phones that are currently improving, although the company has not confirmed anything at the moment or presented this new feature.
We do not know if this novelty will arrive in the next Pixel Feature Drop update for the brand’s devices or if it will be presented with Android 14 on mobiles with this operating system. When the brand finally confirms it we will know when it will arrive, although they may do it initially or exclusively, for now, on the Google Pixel. We will be aware of the news that awaits us with upcoming Android updates, including this one.