Reduce Screen Brightness While Inactive

Automatically reducing the screen brightness in specific scenarios. This allows you to maximize battery life in situations where the iPad kiosk cannot be plugged into an external power source or has lost power.

Reduce Screen Brightness

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Plus and Enterprise

Configure how long the screen will sit idle before minimizing brightness to the minimum possible level (and therefore consuming less power).

Default Value
  • Never
Other Possible Values:
  • After 30 seconds of inactivity
  • After 1 minute of inactivity
  • After 5 minutes of inactivity
  • After 10 minutes of inactivity
  • After 30 minutes of inactivity
  • After 60 minutes of inactivity

When a visitor touches the screen, the screen will be returned to the previous brightness level, making the kiosk ready for use.

Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key reduceBrightnessTimeInterval
Key Type string
Default Value 0
Possible Values
  • 0 = Never
  • 30 = after 30 seconds of inactivity
  • 60 = after 1 minute of inactivity
  • 300 = after 5 minutes of inactivity
  • 600 = after 10 minutes of inactivity
  • 1800 = after 30 minutes of inactivity
  • 3600 = after 1 hour of inactivity


Apply Reduce Screen Brightness

Supported in:

Kiosk Pro Plus and Enterprise

This setting lets you choose when the Reduce Screen Brightness setting should apply based on the battery percentage of the device, allowing you to conserve battery if the device is unplugged or recharging.

Note: Reduce Screen Brightness must be set to something other than Never in order for this setting to have an effect.

Default Value:
  • Always
Other Possible Values:
  • If battery percentage is less than 100%
  • If battery percentage is less than 90%
  • If battery percentage is less than 80%
  • If battery percentage is less than 70%
  • If battery percentage is less than 60%
  • If battery percentage is less than 50%
  • If battery percentage is less than 40%
  • If battery percentage is less than 30%
  • If battery percentage is less than 20%
  • If battery percentage is less than 10%
  • Never

Values for Remote Settings Control & Managed App Configuration

Key kp_applyReduceBrightness
Key Type real
Default Value 1.1
Possible Values
  • 1.1 = Always
  • 1.0 = If battery percentage is less than 100%
  • 0.9 = If battery percentage is less than 90%
  • 0.8 = If battery percentage is less than 80%
  • 0.7 = If battery percentage is less than 70%
  • 0.6 = If battery percentage is less than 60%
  • 0.5 = If battery percentage is less than 50%
  • 0.4 = If battery percentage is less than 40%
  • 0.3 = If battery percentage is less than 30%
  • 0.2 = If battery percentage is less than 20%
  • 0.1 = If battery percentage is less than 10%
  • 0.0 = Never

Notes: Real type values must be formatted as 'x.x', including a leading 0 if the unit is less than 1. For example, '1.0' and '0.2' are valid, '.2' would not be. If this key is included in a config, the value cannot be left blank; it must have an entry. If MDM does not support value type = real, use type = float.


Change Log

  • Added in version 4.2. Ability to dim based on current battery status added in version 8.2

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