How to Fix: iPhone X Brightness Problem

iPhone X brightness not working in iOS 11/11.1/11.2/11.3/11.4? Read on this guide to get 5 simple tips to fix the iPhone X brightness problem easily.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Apr. 20, 2020

When taking my iPhone X into a pitch dark room from a well lit room, the screen will not dim, if it does happen to work it will dim very little. I noticed this iPhone X brightness issue running iOS 11.1 and still having the same issue with iOS11.2. If anyone can assist, I would appreciate it.

Just like the above user, a large amount of iPhone X users have been complaining that their iPhone X brightness problem. If you are also stuck on iPhone X brightness problems like Auto brightness not working, the brightness won’t go up, the brightness level is all the way up, etc. then here are 5 efficient solutions to help you fix the issue effortlessly. Now, let’s check it.

How to Fix: iPhone X Brightness Problem

Tip 1. Restart Your iPhone

Step 1. Press and hold the Side button and either volume button until the slider appears > Drag the slider to turn your iPhone X off.

Step 2. Wait for a few seconds, press and hold the Side button again until you see the Apple logo.

Tip 2. Turn off Reduce White Point

If you have enabled Reduce White Point on your iPhone X, it will reduce the brightness of your phone and your screen will go dim. Simply disable it.

Go to “Setting” on your iPhone X > “General” > “Accessibility” > “Accommodations” > Disable “Reduce White Point”.

Tip 3. Disable Zoom on iPhone X

If the Zoom feature is on, it may cause the iPhone X brightness problem.

Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Accessibility” > “Zoom” > turn it off.

Tip 4. Reset All Settings on iPhone X

In this way, all the settings on your iPhone will be wiped. Worry not. This operation will not erase any data on your device.

Go to “Settings” > “General” > “Reset” > “Reset All Settings”.

Tip 5. Restore Your iPhone X

Reinstalling iOS with iTunes can resolve possible iPhone issues. When reinstalling iOS, iTunes will completely remove your current software and install the latest iOS version. However, restoring from iTunes will erase all current data on iPhone. So, we highly recommend you to backup your iPhone X in advance.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone X to a computer with a USB cable > Run iTunes and click on the iPhone device icon in the upper left corner of iTunes.

Step 2. Click “Summary” on the left side > Click “Restore iPhone”.

Bonus Tip: How to Restore iPhone X without Data Loss

Since restoring from both iTunes and iCloud backup will erase all current data and settings on iPhone X, then is there any way to restore iPhone X without data loss? The answer is yes. The #1 iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue for iOS is just the exact one that can help you make it.

PhoneRescue for iOS provides you 3 different recovery modes: from iPhone/iPad directly, from iTunes backup and from iCloud backup. All three of these recovery modes will not erase any data or setting while restoring iPhone X. Also, it allows you to preview and select the data before recovering, which makes the recovery more flexible and accurate. Here we will take restoring from iTunes backup for an example.

Step 1. Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and install it on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect your iPhone X to the computer via its USB cable > Choose Recover from iTunes Backup mode and click on Right Arrow to continue.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 2

Step 3. Choose the backup contains the data you want to recover and click Right Arrow > Check the files categories and click on OK button to start the scan process.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 3

Step 4. Preview and select data you want to restore > Click Recover to Device or Recover to Computer button on the bottom right to start restoring selected data.

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

How to Restore iPhone from iTunes Backup without Data Loss – Step 4

 

The Bottom Line

Hope you have succeeded in fixing your iPhone X brightness problem with above 6 ways. If you will meet other trouble when using iPhone X, feel free to leave your comments below, and we will reply to you soon. Lastly, free try PhoneRescue for iOS to be your good assistant.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.