As new iPhone models are introduced the screen gets better and better. This means that it is easier to see detail in images and you can take advantage of the higher resolution in pictures and videos.
But it might seem like your screen is too dull, or you are having trouble seeing things if your environment is too bright. In those cases you will want to know how to increase the brightness on your iPhone 13 screen.
Fortunately, among all of the settings that you can adjust on your iPhone 13, you are able to adjust the screen brightness to make it either brighter or dimmer.
Our guide below will show you how to make this adjustment using a menu called the Control Center, as well as how you can switch the Brightness through the Settings app on your iPhone 13 as well.
How to Increase iPhone 13 Screen Brightness
- Swipe down from the top-right of the screen.
- Drag the Brightness slider up.
Our guide continues below with additional information on making the iPhone screen brighter, including pictures of these steps and another way that you can adjust this option.
How to Adjust Brightness on the iPhone 13 Using the Control center (Guide with Pictures)
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 13 in iOS 15.0.2. These steps will also work on other iPhone models in most other recent iOS versions as well.
Step 1: Swipe down from the top-right corner of the screen to open the Control Center.
If you are using an iPhone model that has a Home button then you will need to swipe up from the bottom of the screen instead to open the Control Center.
Step 2: Locate the Brightness slider indicated in the image below, then drag the bar up to make the screen brighter.
You can drag the bar down to make the screen dimmer.
The screen brightness will update as you move the slider so you can determine the correct level of brightness immediately.
How to Change iPhone 13 Brightness on the Display & Brightness Menu (Guide with Pictures)
In addition to the Control center described above, you can also adjust the screen brightness through the Settings app.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Display & Brightness option.
Step 3: Drag the Brightness slider to the right to make it dimmer, or drag it to the right to make it brighter.
You can continue to the section below for additional discussion on changing your iPhone 13 screen brightness.
More Information on How to Make the iPhone 13 Screen Brighter
While using the brightness slider on the Control center is the faster method for making your iPhone 13 brighter, it also provides access to some additional options.
If you tap and hold on the brightness slider on the Control center you will see the following three options at the bottom of the screen:
- Dark Mode
- Night Shift
- True Tone
You can exit out of this menu by tapping in an empty space on the screen. These three options can also be found if you go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
While making your iPhone screen brighter is a good way to make things easier to read, it does cause your iPhone to use more of its battery. The screen brightness is one of the biggest contributing factors in battery usage, so a dimmer screen will help your battery to last longer between charges.
If you would like to take advantage of a setting that will automatically adjust your device settings to preserve battery life, then go to Settings > Battery and enable the Low Power Mode option. However, this is going to lower your screen brightness a bit.
You can change brightness on your iPhone, regardless of if it is the base model, the Pro, or the iPhone 13 Pro Max. The setting is located in the same location on each model, as it is a standard part of the iOS 15 settings menu.
If you would like to enable or disable True Tone then you can open Settings, tap Display & Brightness, and toggle the True Tone switch.
There is still an auto brightness option on the iPhone 13, although it’s located in a place where you might not think to look. You can enable the Auto Brightness setting on an iPhone 13 by going to Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size > then scroll to the bottom of the screen and enable the Auto Brightness option.
There is one brightness level for every screen on your iPhone. This means that if you adjust the level it will affect the brightness of your apps, the Home screen, the lock screen, and any other screen that you can access on the device.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.