Increase Phone Brightness

Increase Phone Brightness

Updated Sep 28, 2018 at 02:04PM EDT by Matt.

Added Sep 28, 2018 at 01:31PM EDT by Matt.

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Increase Phone Brightness is a series of image macros featuring a black image that, when the brightness on one's phone or desktop computer is increased, reveals a hidden image, similar to Zoom In.


The earliest known usage of the meme was posted in the /r/dankmemes subreddit on September 27th, 2018 by Redditor IamVig99 (shown below).[1] The image features the text "Increase phone brightness," and when the prompt is followed, the image reveals a photograph of a moth and the text "ohhh yess." The post received more than 48,000 points (90% upvoted) and 600 comments in 24 hours.

Increase phone brightness


That day, Redditors began posting variations of the meme. For example, Redditor[2] SpudMqn posted a meta version of the meme, asking readsers to "decrease phone brightness" (shown below, left).

On September 28th, Redditor[3] idfcZ posted the original meme in the /r/MemeEconomy. The post received more than 17,000 points (89% upvoted) and 1,700 comments in 24 hours.

That day, Redditor[4] Flare231645 posted a version featuring the Skull Trumpet (shown below, center). The post received more than 800 points (94% upvoted) and 45 comments in 24 hours.

Variations continued to appear throughout the day (example below, right).

Decrease phone brightness excuse me what the f---? Turn Up Your Brightness

Various Examples

Increase phone brightness ohhh yess Turn up your brightness INCREASE BRIGHTNESS
Turn up your brightness Increase phone brightness for anime tiddies

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