Samsung Galaxy S23

How to Fix Samsung S23 Low Brightness/Screen Dimming

Screen is dimming? Brightness level is low? Don't worry, this guide has all the solutions you are looking for.
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If you own a Samsung Galaxy S23 and have noticed that the display brightness is low or the screen is dimming? This can be an uncomfortable issue to have, especially if you’re trying to use your device outside or in a bright environment. 

But this won’t be a problem for you anymore. In this article, we’ll go over four effective solutions that can help bring the brightness of your Samsung Galaxy S23 back up to its original levels.

So, if you’re looking to fix the low brightness issue on your Samsung Galaxy S23, read on and let’s get started!

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S23 model (S23, S23 Plus, and S23 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S23 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

Fix 01: Turn Off Adaptive Brightness To Fix Screen Dimming

Adaptive brightness is a feature that automatically adjusts your Galaxy S23’s brightness based on your environment, but sometimes it limits how bright your screen can be. 

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Therefore, you can try disabling this feature first. To do that:

  1. Swipe down the notification bar.
  2. Tap on three dots on the brightness level.
  3. Toggle off Adaptive brightness.
Turn off adaptive brightness

Once you’ve done this, you need to manually increase your device’s brightness to a higher level. This should give you the extra brightness you’re looking for.

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If this doesn’t produce enough brightness for you, then there is another thing you can do, which is enable the extra brightness feature. Let’s what it is and how you can enable it.

Fix 02: Enable Extra Brightness To Fix Low Brightness

This option is great for when you’re in a brighter environment and need to see the screen better, or if you’d just like to increase the overall brightness of your device.

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But before enabling this feature, note that this feature will use a lot of battery power. Therefore, you will experience high battery drain if you keep the screen on for too long while enabling this feature.

To enable extra brightness:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Display.
  3. Toggle on Extra brightness.
Turn on extra brightness

Once you have enabled this, see if the brightness changes. If not, it could be a sign of a software issue or a defective display. Keep reading to troubleshoot further.

Fix 03: Do a Software Update

Updating the software on your Galaxy S23 will ensure there is no system bug or glitch causing the screen brightness to become lower or dimmer. 

To update the software of your device, you can follow the steps below:

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Tap on Software update.
  3. Tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Once you have installed the update, your device should be running the latest software version and the brightness should be improved. 

Fix 04: Take Your Device to a Repair Center to Check For Display Issues

If you have tried all of the solutions listed above, and your Samsung Galaxy S23’s brightness levels still appear to be low, or the screen is dim, then the issue may be more serious and require a professional to look into it. Taking your device to a repair centre is a great way to diagnose and repair any display issues you may be having.

The technician will be able to check the display and make sure that all the necessary components are functioning correctly. They may also be able to provide a replacement part if needed.

Wrapping Up

That’s it! We hope this guide has helped you to fix the low brightness/screen dimming issue on your Samsung Galaxy S23.

If you have any questions regarding this guide, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be happy to help!

Andrew William

Content writer and Web developer at and he is the big brain behind the technical aspects of this tech blog.

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