How to lower the brightness on your iPad even more than its usual lowest setting

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You can dim the screen on your iPad even more than the lowest setting in your Control Centre using the ‘Reduce White Point’ feature. GaudiLab/Shutterstock

  • You can lower the brightness on your iPad’s screen using the Brightness slider in your Control Centre, but sometimes it’s still not dark enough.
  • There’s a hidden brightness setting in Accessibility that allows you to lower the brightness on your iPad even more than its usual setting.
  • By reducing your screen’s brightness and maximizing the Reduce White Point slider, you can dim your screen to virtually completely black.
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While your iPad has a brightness slider in the Control Centre that can make your display fairly dark, your eyes might be sensitive and you need something even dimmer – especially in a very dark room, where even a little light from your screen can seem like too much.

Luckily, it’s actually possible to reduce the brightness of your iPad screen beyond the lowest setting allowed by the Control Centre slider.

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How to lower the brightness on an iPad even more than usual

Start by reducing your iPad’s overall brightness. To do that, swipe down from the top-right of the screen to reveal your Control Centre. Then swipe the Brightness slider to the left to dim your screen.

How to lower the brightness on an iPad even more than usual
It’s possible to lower your screen’s brightness even more than the lowest setting in the Control Centre. Dave Johnson/Business Insider

1. Start the Settings app.

2. Tap “Accessibility.”

3. Tap “Display & Text Size.”

4. Turn on “Reduce White Point” by sliding the toggle to the right. It will turn green when it’s on.

5. When you turn on the Reduce White Point option, you should see a slider appear. As you slide it to the right you should see the screen get even dimmer.

How to lower the brightness on an iPad even more than usual
The White Point slider can make the screen significantly darker. Dave Johnson/Business Insider
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