How To Stop iPad From Dimming

Last Updated on July 26, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

You’ve probably noticed that your iPad’s screen is automatically dimming down without any reason. Let me show you how to stop iPad from dimming.

The screen on an iPad may dim for various reasons. One possible cause is the “Auto-Brightness” feature, which adjusts the screen brightness based on surrounding light conditions. Additionally, when the battery level is low, the iPad may enable a battery-saving mode that dims the screen to conserve power. It’s also worth checking the display and brightness settings, as they might be configured to automatically adjust brightness or set it at a lower level.

This is designed to increase the longevity of your iPad. Let’s go deeper and learn how to turn the dimming off or turn it back on again.

Here’s a YouTube short in case you prefer video content:

How To Turn Off Auto-Brightness

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The first thought is always to search for this under Display & Brightness but this is not the case. By disabling this setting your screen will remain at the same brightness levels at all times which may lead to shorter battery life and might affect the display longevity of the iPad.

You are not done yet.

Does Brightness Affect iPads and iPhones Battery?

How To Turn Off True Tone for iPad

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True Tone makes your iPad’s display automatically adjust to its surroundings. iPad adjusted the screen based on the ambient lighting conditions, which makes the colors appear more consistent. What does it mean? Well, it will make your display appear either slightly warmer or cooler depending on your surroundings.

If this is something that bothers you:

Settings > Display & Brightness > True Tone

These settings are enabled by default.

We’re not done yet, there’s more.

How To Turn Off Night-Shift on iPad

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You might wonder what’s the difference between True Tone and Night Shift, well it’s quite simple – True Tone works on your surroundings, and Night Shift is scheduled. You can set your desired time when the iPad goes into Dark mode and Light mode.

Night Shift makes your display warmer. Why is it important? Well, the night shift has this amazing features that reduce the blue light that causes eye strain. Blue light before bedtime is not healthy. This is exactly why I would recommend using your iPad in dark mode, especially at night.

Night shift will make all the colors warmer and which will lead to the effect that your display feels dimmer. Small price to pay for better sleep.


By now you should be an expert on iPad Displays and Brightness. You can also adjust the brightness manually.

Swipe down from the top of the right corner, and the control center should open up with your finger or Apple Pencil. You can adjust the brightness manually.

How do I keep my iPad screen from going to sleep?

Open the Settings app on your iPad.
Tap on “Display & Brightness” or “Display & Brightness & Lock” (depending on your iOS version).
Look for the “Auto-Lock” or “Auto-Lock” option and tap on it.
You will see a list of time intervals ranging from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or “Never.” Choose the “Never” option to disable the automatic sleep mode completely. You can read more about how to keep your iPad awake in our article.

Where’s the ambient light sensor on iPad?

This function is performed by the front iPad camera and the two sensors that are located right next to the camera, right beside the audio port. The light sensor is located there for most of the Apple products – iPads & iPhones.

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  • Ernests Embutnieks

    I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.