How to Fix iPod Touch Black Screen Brightness

by Marissa Robert Google
    Adjusting the screen brightness can alleviate eye pain and make reading easier.

    Adjusting the screen brightness can alleviate eye pain and make reading easier.

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    The screen brightness settings on an iPod Touch enables you to make adjustments for different lighting conditions and still be able to see your screen, or to conserve the battery while you're using it. The 4th generation iPod Touch has a setting that allows you to set the screen brightness automatically depending on ambient light, but the 5th generation iPod and later do not have that capability. You can manually set the brightness for these to fix screens that are too dim.

    Step 1

    Press your Home button and slide the unlock slider to the right to unlock your screen. If you have a passcode, enter it. Tap your "Settings" icon and tap "Brightness & Wallpaper."

    Step 2

    Drag the slider to the right to increase the screen brightness or to the left to decrease it. Adjust it to your taste. In the 4th generation iPod Touch, slide the Auto-Brightness setting to "on" to enable it so you do not have to adjust the settings manually. Other generations of iPod Touch do not have an Auto-Brightness light sensor.

    Step 3

    Tap the Settings back arrow to return to the Settings menu. Press the "Home" button to return to the home screen.


    • If you find your battery draining faster than you expected, you can adjust the screen brightness settings lower on the slider to increase battery life.


    • Screens that are too bright or too dark can increase the risk of Computer Vision Syndrome and create glare on the screen, causing eye strain.

    About the Author

    Marissa Robert graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in English language and literature. She has extensive experience writing marketing campaigns and business handbooks and manuals, as well as doing freelance writing, proofreading and editing. While living in France she translated manuscripts into English. She has published articles on various websites and also periodically maintains two blogs.

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