How can I adjust the screen brightness and timeout on my Galaxy Tab S?

Last Update Date : Apr 09. 2018

Screen Display


You can adjust the brightness and timeout of your device's display, or allow it to adjust automatically depending on light levels.

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

Adjust Display Brightness


Note: Turning on Automatic brightness and reducing the screen timeout can assist with battery conservation.


From the Notification Panel


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

2. The display brightness adjustment bar is just below the Quick Panel shortcuts.

3. Mark the Auto checkbox to turn on automatic brightness.

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4. Touch and slide the bar to the right for a brighter screen or to the left for a darker screen.


From the Display Settings


1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

4. Touch Display 1 .

5. Touch Brightness.

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6. Mark the Automatic brightness checkbox to let the device adjust the display brightness based on your environment.

7. To manually adjust brightness, unmark the Automatic brightness checkbox. Then touch and slide the Brightness level bar to the right for a brighter screen or to the left for a darker screen.

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8. Touch OK.

Screen Timeout


Note: Reducing the screen timeout can assist with battery conservation.

1. From the Home screen, touch Apps 1 .

2. Touch Settings 1 .

3. Touch the DEVICE tab.

4. Touch Display 1 .

5. Touch Screen timeout.

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

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