For the most part, Google has fixed the Pixel 6 Adaptive Brightness issue many people have experienced, but you first need to reset the data it’s previously collected
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For months Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro owners have reported about the auto brightness feature being broken. Something that should be simple and straight forward doesn’t work as expected and is causing a lot of frustrations. Even with the new adaptive brightness feature that should adapt and learn over time. . .many people have experienced the display brightness going up and down without any environmental changes happening.
So in this video I’ll be showing you how to reset your adaptive brightness algorithm so it can relearn your preferences and get things working like normal.
Adaptive Brightness is a feature that has been built into the OS since the release of Android 9 and even back in 2019 it was met with contention due to a number of reasons. See, when we have Adaptive Brightness enabled on our phones, we’re supposed to use the device as we normally would for about a week.
During that time, the OS jots down some data each time you adjust the brightness of the display to your preferred level. Over time, Android should have enough information to know what brightness level you want the screen to be at under certain situations. It’s learning your preferences (so to speak) and after a while it should get you to the point where you don’t need to adjust the brightness anymore.
Some people give up before this learning process is complete and just disable adaptive brightness altogether.
Others have tried to stick it out and are still met with a feature that doesn’t work at all.
Google was made aware of this issue with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro back around launch and have since been working to fix the issues. Some progress has been made through these recent OTA updates but many of us still have an Adaptive Brightness feature working on bad data that was collected from before.
Thankfully, this can be cleared out and reset without losing any of your actual data. No need to do a factory data reset here.
Instead, open up the SEttings app, then go to apps and then see all apps
now look for the Device Health Services app and select it
Choose the Storage & Cache option and then select the Manage space
finally, tap the reset adaptive brightness button to complete the guide
I hope this video helped to fix the bug where adaptive brightness keeps changing. Google has been working on the algorithm for their two new smartphones and have made a lot of progress so far. They just haven’t told everyone that resetting this option is needed for some people to fix the bug.
1. Intro [00:00]
2. How does Adaptive Brightness work? [01:03]
3. Open the Settings app [02:43]
4. Scroll down and tap the “Apps” option [02:51]
5. View all apps [03:00]
6. Tap the “Device Health Services” app [03:16]
7. Select the “Manage Space” button [03:21]
8. And then tap the “Reset Adaptive Brightness” button [03:55]
9. Let Android collect brightness data again [04:23]
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