Overnight screen-dimming and battery conservation

The Rooms app will automatically dim the screen's backlight during your set office hours to conserve battery. You may manually override dimming of the display by adjusting the device-level brightness of your screens.

What does good battery life look like?

If you're running the room display without a dedicated connection to power, you can still run using batteries.

Most consumer tablets (e.g. iPad) advertise up to 10 hours of use on a single charge, which is consistent with our internal benchmarks. A 10,000 mAh external battery extended this time by about 3x in our tests, giving about 30-34 hours of uptime before having to charge again.

Keep in mind this assumes you're running both 24/7 -- many of our customers with battery-only setups turn off the screens when they turn off the lights. Especially on weekends.

iOS

On iPads, no action is needed; Robin can automatically dim the displays. Adjust the brightness settings as needed from the web dashboard. 

Android

On Android devices, Robin needs permission to access the device-level settings before Robin can automatically dim the displays. 

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Before pairing your display with a space, Android users will be asked to give Robin permission to access device-level brightness settings. This will only appear if the Rooms app doesn't have access to screen dimming yet.

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Under "Allow modify system settings", flip the toggle to the "ON" position to give Robin permission to dim the display automatically at 7pm.
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If you choose to skip this step during display set up, you can always give Robin permission later from the app. On the main display, tap Space info, then scroll to Software & System Info, and tap to grant permissions. 
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Display Hours and Screen Brightness

By default, the display will dim at 7pm and return to full brightness at 6am. Administrators may customize these office hours from the web dashboard. Navigate to Settings > Offices, and then click the location and space you'd like to update settings for. From the Space Management page, scroll down to Room Display, and General. 

Adjust display hours

The display will increase brightness during office hours, and automatically dim to conserve battery. Toggle the start and end times to customize the hours for your space. Times are in tablet's local timezone.

Adjust screen brightness

The displays will brighten to 100% during the day for visibility, and dim to 10% outside of your office hours be default. Adjust the brightness settings as needed for your space. 

 

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Changes aren't showing up on my display

Brightness settings will apply automatically within 24 hours. If you'd like to see settings updated sooner, restart the app for the brightness settings to take immediate effect.

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