Galaxy S7 - How can I adjust the screen brightness and timeout on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

Last Update date : 2016.07.30

Screen brightness and timeout


You can adjust the brightness of your device's display, or you can allow the brightness to adjust automatically depending on light levels. You can also adjust the screen timeout—the amount of time it takes your device's display to power down when it's not being used.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Adjust Display Brightness


Note Turning on automatic brightness can assist battery conservation.

From the Notification Panel

1. Swipe from the top of the screen to the bottom to open the Notification Panel.

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2. Touch and drag the slider to the right for a brighter screen or to the left for a darker screen.

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Note: Marking the Auto checkbox lets the device adjust the display brightness based on your environment.


From the Display Settings

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch Display 1.

4. Touch and drag the Brightness slider to the right for a brighter screen or to the left for a darker screen.

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Note: Marking the Auto checkbox lets the device adjust the display brightness based on your environment.

Adjust Screen Timeout


Note: Reducing the screen timeout can assist battery conservation.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch Display 1.

4. Touch Screen timeout.

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5. Select the desired delay from 15 seconds of no activity up to 10 minutes.

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