How To Adjust Screen Brightness & Timeout On Google Pixel 7

Having just the right amount of screen brightness depending on the ambient light can make the display of your Google Pixel 7 more visible. It is important that you learn how to adjust the brightness as well as enable the settings that manipulate it so you’ll always have a good experience while using your phone. 

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 3 minutes

Aside from that, choosing an appropriate screen timeout will provide your phone more security but it all depends on your usage habit. These two settings can be found in one menu and that’s what we’re going to show how to enable in this post. If you’re ready, here’s how it’s done: 

  1. Pull down the Quick Settings panel.

    You can do that by swiping down from the top of the screen twice. The first swipe will pull down the Notification panel, and the second one is for the Quick Settings panel. 

  2. With Quick Settings pulled down, tap the gear icon at the bottom of the screen.

    Doing so will open the Settings app on your phone which allows you to change some features. 

  3. Scroll down a bit and then tap Display.

    This will show you the settings you can change that have an effect on how your phone’s screen works. 

  4. Tap Brightness level, which is the first option you can find.

    This will pull up the control slider. 

  5. Drag the slider to make the screen brighter or dimmer depending on your needs.

    Dragging it to the right will make the screen brighter, and to the left makes it dimmer. 

  6. Tap the switch next to Adaptive brightness to enable it.

    This will automatically make your phone’s screen brighter or dimmer depending on the amount of ambient light the device’s sensor is getting. If you don’t want to manually adjust the brightness, then this is the feature you should enable. 

  7. To adjust the timeout duration, tap Screen timeout.

    This will bring you to the next screen where you can choose the amount of time your phone screen automatically turns off when left idle. 

  8. Tap the time duration you want.

    Remember that the smaller the time the more secure your phone is. So choose the duration that won’t also annoy you. 

  • Screen Brightness, Screen Timeout
  • Google Pixel 7

After choosing, you can swipe up from the bottom of the screen to go back to the Home Screen. At this point, you can continue using your Google Pixel 7. 

We hope that this guide can help you.

Photo of author

Harold Hisona

Harold has been in the tech industry since 2008 when he started out as a tech support for companies like Time Warner, Comcast and Tracfone. He’s been troubleshooting phones when the smartphone industry started booming. During his tenure as a tech support, he’s already been writing for various tech blogs and doing some freelance SEO. In 2012, he joined a small team of bloggers to write for The Droid Guy, and he has been with the company ever since. Today, he doesn’t only write tutorials and troubleshooting pieces but also shoots and edits videos for The Droid Guy channel while trading stocks on the side. Contact me at Email

Posts you might like