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Extra Dim Missing in Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12: Bring it Back!

In this guide, we will show you various methods to bring back the missing Extra Dim feature in Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12. The latest iteration of the OS build has bought in quite a few noteworthy features, with the Material You theming design taking away much of the limelight. However, one nifty functionality that went quietly under the radar is the Extra Dim (which was also known as “Reduce Bright Colors” and “Reduce Brightness” in the beta builds).

As is evident from its name, this feature allows you to dim the brightness of your screen beyond the minimum permissible limit. There has been this long-standing debate from various users that even after dragging the brightness slider to the absolute left, it still remains sufficiently high to brighten up their eyes, thereby making it unusable at night or in low lighting conditions.

Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12

To overcome this issue, users generally had to opt for third-party screen filters apps, which were never efficiently optimized. But thanks to the addition of Extra Dim in the latest OS, you would no longer have to be dependent on any of these third-party apps. Furthermore, OEMs like Samsung have also added this feature in the Quick Settings toggle, so that you could easily enable/disable it with just a single tap.

Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12

As a result, you wouldn’t have to navigate to the Settings -> Accessibility page to interact with this feature. However, according to various users, the Extra Dim feature is missing from their Samsung device running One UI 4.0 Android 12. If you are also in the same boat, then fret not. In this guide, we will show you various methods that shall help you bring back this functionality. So without any further ado, let’s get started.

How to Bring Back Extra Dim Missing in Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12

Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12

So the thing is that the Extra Dim feature is still present in One UI 4.0 but for some strange reason, it has been hidden from the Quick Settings toggle and even the Settings menu. To bring it back, you just have to extract its hidden shortcut and tap on it once. In this regard, there exist two different methods through which you could carry out this task, and we have both of them below. You may refer to the one that is in sync with your requirement.

Via Shortcut Maker

  1. To begin with, download the Shortcut Maker app from the Play Store
  2. Then launch it and go to the Activities section. After that, tap on the Search icon situated at the top.
  3. Then type in Extra Dim and select the same from the search results.
    Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12
  4. Customize it if you want (optional) and then tap on the Create Shortcut button situated at the bottom right.
    Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12
  5. Now place this shortcut at the desired location on your home screen. That’s it.
  6. Whenever you need to enable or disable Extra Dim on your Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12 device, then just tap on this shortcut once.

From Nova Launcher

If you are using the Nova Custom Launcher your Samsung device, then there’s no need to download an additional app or try the above two methods. Rather, you could create a shortcut right from within the launcher itself. Here’s how:

  1. Long Press in an empty location on your home screen.
  2. Then bring up the Widgets menu, select Activity, and place it on your screen.
  3. After that, scroll to the Settings menu and tap on it to expand it.
    Extra Dim Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12
  4. Within that, scroll to Extra Dim and tap on it, its shortcut will now be placed on your screen.
  5. Just tap on it whenever you need to enable or disable this feature.

So these were the two different methods to bring back the missing Extra Dim feature in Samsung One UI 4.0 Android 12. If this is a bug, then it is quite understandable, otherwise, the reasoning behind the decision to hide this functionality is beyond anyone’s understanding.

Anyways, we now have two approaches to deal with this scenario, so it shouldn’t be a cause of concern (until OEM decides to completely remove this feature!). On that note, we round off this tutorial. All your queries regarding the aforementioned instructions are welcomed in the comments section .

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  • This method was working until a few days ago, now it just says “no app to open this shortcut”. So Samsung may have further disabled it.

    • This helped me so much, thank you! I have a Samsung galaxy tab A7 lite tablet and did not have the “extra dim” option anywhere despite having andriod 12.

      As a side note. After downloading shortcut maker, clicking activities, and then typing extra. There are two options. One under “accessibility” and one under “settings”. CLICK the one under “settings”

      If you click the one under “accesibility” IT WILL NOT WORK. It says “no app to open this shortcut”