Fix Browser Dimming – Samsung Galaxy SIII [Verizon]

  • I have the brightness set at 100% for my brand new Galaxy SIII, to savor it’s beauty til I lower it to conserve battery. I noticed however; when I launched the browser, the screen brightness automatically dropped to what looked like was the lowest. Fortunately, there’s a setting doing this.

    In the browser, press the menu button and go to Brightness and colors:

    As you see, the browser has it’s own brightness settings. It is defaulted to automatically dim:

    So it doesn’t dim on you, uncheck the automatic brightness box. I up’d the brightness as well to match the brightness I have set for everywhere else.

    Hopefully this will help someone else.


    July 6th, 2012 | Joe Steiger | 17 Comments | Tags: , , , , , ,

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  • Guest__Comment

    Is there a setting in the browser that just says “don’t dim, just use my system-wide brightness value?”

    Not sure why I would want to change this in EACH app to a different value… and worse… the default is “dim it to be unusable”.

  • Henry Moeatea

    Hello Joseph,

    Thank you for this handy tip, I thought it was a fault with the phone until I heard from other friends who were experiencing the same issue..this is grand thank you Henry..Xpert Digital AV Distributors Australia..

  • It’s just the browser.  All the other apps use the system brightness.  There doesn’t seem to be a way around it, unless you get the Chrome, Dolphin, etc browser from the Play Store.

  • yeah, I thought i was losing my mind lol.  But I remembered hearing about this glitch, just had to look all over to find how to fix it.

  • tman

    another thing i noticed with my samsung s3 was when you hit the menu button on the browser, it gets brighter. to fix that, i went to screen settings and unchecked auto adjust screen tone. 

  • I noticed the video player does it as well. :(

  • taz427

    This does nothing for the browser dimming. The browser still dims even when you have it maxed out in the system settings and autodimming disabled.

  • I don’t know why it is not working for you. It does for me.

  • taz427

    After looking at this again, it looks like this is from the browser menu.

    I thought it was the setup menu.

    That said, for some reason my browser v4.04 T999 for the T mobile version doesn’t show the brightness and color option in the menu. And I can’t find another way to get to it. I found a YouTube vid showing how to do it and noticed that it is the same menu minus the brightness and color option.

  • Hmm, I guess the T mobile version doesn’t have it. My tutorial is from the Verizon S3.

  • Saad Thahim

    Where do we get these brightness settings in browser. mine also dims out.

  • Anne

    I also have a different menu form t-mobile there is no brightness and colors menu. Is there any adjustment to make the screen more visible outside, cant see a thing.

  • Press the phone’s menu button.

  • Are you opening settings in the default browser?

  • brian

    the option is there on the browser menu. After bringing up the menu, SCROLL DOWN…It isn’t obvious that there are more menu selections than are showing…it would have been nice if they would have shown half a menu item on the bottom to ‘hint’ that the list can be scrolled.

  • harv

    Thanks so much for this tip! I kept having to squint all the time to read articles I got in links from emails, say from the New York Times.

  • miranda ward

    mine was doing the same thing until i unchecked power savinh mode in the shortcuts