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How can I adjust the screen brightness and timeout on my Samsung Galaxy S6?

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 before your device's display powers down when it's not being used.

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

Adjust 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.

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

    Mark the Auto checkbox to turn on automatic brightness.

  3. Touch and drag the slider 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. Swipe to and touch Display or Display and wallpaper.

    It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Display.

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

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

Adjust the Screen Timeout

Reducing the screen timeout can assist with battery conservation.

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Touch Settings.

  3. Swipe to and touch Display or Display and wallpaper.

    It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Display.

  4. Touch Screen timeout.

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

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