Samsung Galaxy S10 'Extra Dim' feature missing after Android 12 (One UI 4.0) update reportedly a hardware limitation (same for Note 10?)
In the last few years, Samsung has greatly improved its software experience with some even preferring the South Korean manufacturer’s Android skin over Google’s stock Android user interface.
That being said, Samsung recently released One UI 4.0 that is based on Android 12. Unsurprisingly, many were eager to update to experience the feature Android 12 has to offer.
But recently, many users who updated to One UI 4.0 reported that the ‘Extra Dim’ feature that was introduced with Android 12 had disappeared for them all of a sudden.
In case you are unaware, the Extra Dim feature introduced with Android 12 allows users to dim their screen below the manufacturer’s lowest brightness. It is particularly useful if you are someone who uses their phone at night.
Now, Samsung Galaxy S10 users are reporting that the feature is missing for them. It looks like Galaxy Note 10 owners are also experiencing the same problem.
Just updated my Samsung galaxy note 10 to the newest Android update and saw the new “extra dim” button in quick settings, it worked 100% and I even deleted my old screen dimmer app because of the new option, but when the update completed the button completely disappeared from the quick settings and I can’t find it in settings. Anyone know what’s going on because I was definately looking forward to the feature.
I just updated my S10e and the option “Extra Dim” has entirely disappeared under the quick settings menu. I can’t find the option anywhere.
As it turns out, a Beta Moderator on the Samsung Forum clarified that the Extra Dim feature was missing from Galaxy S10 because of some hardware limitations. However, they did not share any details on why it isn’t supported.
Nonetheless, if you are interested in getting the feature on Samsung Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10, you can try this workaround since it seems to be working for some.
We hope Samsung sheds some light on the matter and explains to users why the Extra Dim feature is not available on the Galaxy S10 and the Note 10 but is available on some lower-end models.
If and when they do, we will be updating this space to reflect the same so make sure you stay tuned for updates.
In the meantime, make sure to check out our dedicated One UI 4.0 bug tracker to see which issues are currently affecting users.
Note: We have more such stories in our dedicated Samsung Section so be sure to follow them as well.
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