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How to Fix Samsung S22 Screen Dimming

Is your Samsung Galaxy S22's screen dimming but don't know how to fix it? We are here to help!
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Screen dimming is pretty normal on the latest smartphones, as they change the screen brightness according to environmental conditions. However, if your Samsung Galaxy S22 screen dims abnormally, it means there is a problem with your device and it needs to be fixed.

Not only you, but many people have experienced this issue since the Galaxy S22 was released or after installing a software update to the device.

In this article, we’ll go over all the potential fixes to fix the screen dimming issue on your smartphone. 

Let’s get started!

Note: Solutions in this guide will work on any Samsung Galaxy S22 model (S22, S22 Plus, S22 Fe, and S22 Ultra models.)

Editor’s note: We created these instructions using a Samsung Galaxy S22 running Android 13. Depending on your device’s software version, some steps and menu positions may look slightly different.

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Fix 01: Turn Off Adaptive Brightness

Adaptive brightness works by automatically adjusting your screen brightness based on the level of ambient light in your environment. This is an amazing feature that helps you save battery power and prevents your eyes from straining in brightly lit or dimly lit areas. 

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Unfortunately, it can also cause your screen to dim unexpectedly. Therefore, you need to turn this off and see if it works. Once you’ve turned off the adaptive brightness setting, your screen should stay at the level of brightness you select.

To turn off adaptive brightness on your Samsung Galaxy S22:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap on Display.
Display settings
  1. Toggle off the Adaptive brightness.
Adaptive brightness

If the dimming persists after disabling the adaptive brightness, it means the adaptive brightness is not the issue. In this case, follow the other solutions to fix the problem.

Fix 02: Turn Off Dark Mode

Dark mode reverses your device screen’s colors to make them easier on your eyes, saving battery life. 

But it can also cause your screen to dim. So if you’re still having issues with your display dimming, try turning off the dark mode.

To turn off dark mode:

  1. On Settings > Display window, tap on the Light mode.
Dark mode

Fix 03: Do a Forced Restart

A forced restart will refresh and reset the system. It’s a great way to fix minor glitches in your Samsung Galaxy S22. Plus, you can do it without having to worry about losing any of your data.

As you know, restarting is really easy to do and it won’t take long, by following the step below, you can restart the device even more quickly.

  1. Press and hold the power key and volume down key together until the device starts to turn off.
Force restart samsung

Fix 04: Reset Accessibility Settings

Accessibility settings are designed to provide a customized user experience. Hence it includes a few settings to change the color and brightness levels of your Galaxy S22.

Therefore, you need to reset accessibility settings to fix any potential misconfigurations. 

Here is how you can reset accessibility settings:

  1. Go to Settings > General management.
  2. Tap on Reset.
Reset option samsung
  1. Then, tap on Reset accessibility settings.
Reset accessibility settings
  1. Confirm.

If the issue persists after resettings accessibility settings, you need to consider doing a software update, which has explained below.

Fix 05: Do a Software Update

If resetting your accessibility settings didn’t fix the screen dimming, it’s time to update your Galaxy S22 software

Updating your software is a great way to troubleshoot any issues and can help keep your phone running smoothly. Also, it’s a great way to make sure you have the latest features available to you. 

You can easily check to see if your phone is up to date and update it if it isn’t by following the steps below: 

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Tap on Battery and device care.
  3. Tap on Software update.
Software update
  1. Then, tap on Download and install.
Download and install

Once you’ve updated your software, check if the screen dimming is fixed.

Fix 06: Reset All Settings

If you have changed or configured the settings of your Galaxy S22 recently, it is possible that those changes are the cause of the screen dimming. 

Resetting all your settings will reset your phone to its original factory settings. This is a surefire way to get the problem fixed. You won’t need to worry about losing your precious data, as this process won’t delete any of your content.

Here is how to reset all the settings of your Samsung Galaxy S22

  1. Head over to Settings.
  2. Go to General management.
  3. Tap on Reset.
  4. Tap on Reset all settings.
Reset all settings
  1. Confirm.

Fix 07: Take Your Device to a Samsung Repair Center

If none of the previous fixes has worked for you, may be time to take your device to a Samsung repair center to check for display defects. 

At the repair center, the technicians will be able to diagnose the issue and provide the necessary repair for your device. If your device is still under the warranty period, you will be able to get the repairment at no cost.

Wrapping Up

As we said at the beginning, screen dimming is a typical behaviour of any latest smartphones. But if it happens abnormally or quite often, this is when you need to address the issue and apply solutions to fix it.

So we hope the solutions in this guide worked for you to fix the screen dimming issue on your Samsung Galaxy S22. If you have any questions regarding this article, feel free to leave a comment below. We will be happy to help!

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