I just installed a Google Nest thermostat. It seems to be working fine except the screen is too dim when the room is in a low light situation. I have checked all the settings on the device, in the home app ios, and in the home app android. I cannot find anything that will let me adjust the brightness of the screen. Is there no way to control the screen? It is totally unacceptable to have the scree dimmed so low that you cannot read it.
There should be a brightness setting on your thermostat.
On the Nest Thermostat: Push the Thermostat > Turn the outside dial clockwise until the Settings cog is highlighted > Push the Thermostat to select > Turn the outside dial clockwise through the blue circles until you reach Brightness > Push the Thermostat to select the desired brightness. Your options are Auto, Low, Medium and High.
I own one of those and I don’t have issues with dimming being so low that it’s difficult to read. Flash a flashlight on it to force recalibration and try to see if it resolves the problem. It could just be a lemon and you can just exchange it to see if that resolves the issue.
Were you able to figure out a solution? I have the same issue. I can't believe it's suppose to be that dark. I have to use my phone screen to shine on the Nest, which makes it brighter for a second but goes dim again when I take it away. Seems like the auto-dimming feature is turned up to 11 or something...
I recently bought two Nest thermostats and both are very difficult to read because they are too dim in low light situations such as a 60w table lamp while watching tv at night. It seems unlikely that both thermostats would be lemons. Both thermostats have new batteries and were installed by professional HVAC/electricians. From what I am reading, is it true that nest used to offer a brightness control but decided to delete that feature from its newest model? Is that correct?
I have the same issue.. at night or when room is very dark.. the thermostat is very dim. Hard to see the screen.. i have to turn on the lights then the screen on the thermostat brightens up.. there is no brightness setting that i see on the thermostat or google home app for the google nest 2020 version.. they need to update this
I just purchased two Nest thermostats and my husband is very upset with me for buying these expensive thermostats that are unreadable in low light situations, like watching TV at night. I am shocked and disappointed that there is no way to increase the display brightness. Come on, you guys! Do better!
I agree that you can’t seem to adjust the brightness but you can set the display to come on when the thermostat is tapped instead of motion sensing on the app: (settings-thermostat setting-wake display-on press). At least this way it stays semi bright till you exit and seems to stay on longer. Not a perfect solution but it kept me from at least returning it to the store.
OK, I actually had the brightness just go dim on mine as well. Have had ZERO issues for over 3 years and all of a sudden today it literally just went dim. After reading this thread I took a bright LED flashlight and shined it on the thermostat and it magically went back to bright. Sounds stupid but try it, at least it worked for me as I do not have an option in the settings