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Adjusting the Screen Brightness and Timeout on Your Galaxy Tab A 8.0

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

Adjusting the Display Brightness

Turning on automatic brightness 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.    

    Samsung Swipe from Top of Screen to Open Notification Panel
  2. The display brightness adjustment bar is just below the Quick Settings Panel shortcuts.    

    Samsung The display brightness adjustment bar is just below the Quick Settings Panel shortcuts
  3. Mark the Auto checkbox to turn on automatic brightness.   

  4. Drag 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.   

  2. Touch Settings.   

  3.  Touch Display.  

  4. Mark the Auto checkbox to let the device adjust the display brightness based on your environment.

    Samsung Mark Auto Checkbox
  5. To manually adjust brightness, unmark the Auto checkbox. Then drag the Brightness bar to the right for a brighter screen or to the left for a darker screen.

Adjusting the Screen Timeout

Reducing the screen timeout can assist with battery conservation.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.   

  2. Touch Settings.   

  3. Touch Display.  

  4. Touch Screen timeout.   

  5. Select the desired delay from 15 seconds of no activity up to 30 minutes.   

    Samsung Select Desired Delay

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