Nokia's Cyan update will let you further tweak brightness levels to your liking
Windows Phone 8.1 brought numerous new enhancements to the table, enabling consumers to take full advantage of Cortana (depending on region settings), a Notification Center and more, but there's more to come if you own a Lumia smartphone. Nokia will be rolling out a forthcoming firmware update, titled Lumia Cyan.
One of the improvements in Cyan, according to an image published over on Reddit, will be the addition of a brightness slider, perfect for those power users who require more settings to configure and reach a perfect Windows Phone experience.
These sliders enable you to tweak the screen brightness level to your liking at each level of intensity, be it high, medium or low. If you don't like the presets available on Windows Phone in their current form, these new sliders will let you dig deep and configure them individually.
The update is set to arrive this coming summer and Nokia is preparing for its release. We'll have more details as they come to light moving closer to the release of Cyan.
Source: Reddit, via: WinBeta; thanks, Zapella Tiag, for the tip!
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Dont blame them for such things, it happens in journalism.. You dont need to know such simple stuff the second it arrives, wpc is always (mostly) the first for important info..
A) i love to use magnify
B) i love to read the (nokia) conversations blog, and i thought why not add wmp too ? The list populates a lot when i add wmp, mostly with junk.
C) while wpc reports nice stuff, it carries spicy articles.. :P means, dev promos, rumours good for laughs and all..
D) why not read the headings once in a day and see if you find an app worth your while ?
Anyway, I'm a wpc loyalist, never even commented on wmp ever, i dont like that site for some reasons..
Edit: Fixed haha
I.e. With auto OFF set brightness to LOW then turn AUTO ON. This gives you a screen that dims more in low light but stays comfortable in a brighter environment. For you, with AUTO OFF, setting brightness to HIGH and turning AUTO ON, should be ok.
Give it a try! ;)
Switching manually to LOW and then turn on AUTO is an official tip from NOKIA to help you save some "energy juice" :P
I just tried that with the other two settings to see if it makes a difference, and eventually it did :)
Open NOKIA CARE app, see the tips section -> battery saving
This "misinformation" is in the manual too.
For example OFFICIAL NOKIA LUMIA 925 manual, page 28.
1) Turn AUTO off.
2) Set brightness to HIGH
3) Turn AUTO on. Auto brightness depends on the manually selected level.
(Source: Nokia Care app + Nokia Lumia manuals, under "extend battery life" tips) So the way I told you, auto prefers a higher level of brightness in some situations that medium dims too much.
8.1 developer preview and the Lumia 925 don't seem to be gelling well together...
Well, basically, I seem to have run out of options now and really don't know what to do...
Cyan is the only hope left for me now and I hope it comes soon!
2) Set brightness to LOW
3) Turn AUTO on Thank me later :P
Good work, Microsoft!