[Review] LSBrightSlider - Adjust Screen Brightness From the Lock Screen
Just last week we reviewed SwipeBright
, a tweak that allowed you to adjust your display brightness from anywhere by swiping right or left on your Status Bar. If both paying money and using the status bar arenít in your taste, however you are still looking for an easy way to adjust your screen brightness, then check out a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed LSBrightSlider
by iOS developer FreeManRepo
As illustrated by the screenshot above, a brightness slider is added to the lock screen under the volume slider. Pressing the home button twice while on the lock screen pulls up the slider Ė the iPod controls as well as the two sliders will become visible. Swiping to the right increases the brightness of the display and swiping to the left decreases the brightness of the display.
Made very evident from the screenshot, the design of the brightness slider is not consistent with the volume slider. You can tell almost immediately that the knob and the bar are not the same as the volume slider has a shinier appearance. However, when you theme your iOS device with WinterBoard themes and the theme includes a lock screen or knob theme, both knobs and bars will adopt the same theme. It would make a great future update for the appearance to be made consistent for those design sticklers out there.
Functionally, the tweak works perfectly and the brightness changes as advertised. There are no options to configure from the settings application and no icons are added to the home screen Ė you just install it and start using it from the lock screen, but you will have to uninstall it to get rid of it if you donít like it. If you think adjusting the brightness from the lock screen will be useful for you, then give this free jailbreak tweak a try.