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  • 'BrightVol' Allows You to Use Your Volume Buttons As Brightness Buttons


    Brightness is something that most of us can agree is an important feature of any iOS device. Most of us like to have easy access to it; unfortunately, Apple makes us go digging into our settings to change it each time we need to adjust how bright our display is. A new free jailbreak tweak dubbed BrightVol by HASHBANG Productions makes it easy to adjust your brightness from anywhere.

    Instead of adding any unnecessary interfaces to iOS, BrightVol uses a feature of your iOS device that is already available for you – the volume buttons. The tweak uses Activator to allow you to switch between changing your volume and changing your brightness by using your volume buttons:



    The default Activator action is to press both your volume up and volume down buttons, although you can select any Activator action you want to use. After invoking the Activator action, your volume buttons will then transform into brightness up and brightness down buttons. When your buttons are in brightness mode, your heads-up display will show a brightness icon instead of a volume icon.

    You can change the volume buttons back to volume up and volume down buttons again by simply invoking the Activator action once more. As a safety feature, the tweak will automatically revert the buttons back to volume up and volume down buttons 30 seconds after you invoke the Activator action to help in preventing you from forgetting that you changed the buttons to brightness control buttons.

    This safety feature could be very useful if you listen to music with your device, as if you forget that the volume is high and you use headphones, you will be able to adjust the volume immediately without fiddling with Activator to return the buttons to the volume function – this should help save your ears!

    We like how BrightVol takes a minimalist approach by using buttons that are already available on your iOS device instead of making another non-native interface such as SBSettings. This coupled with the useful functionality that it adds makes the tweak nice to have. We’re giving BrightVol 4 out of 5 Apples.

    Name: BrightVol
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0-1
    Requirements: Activator
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: HASHBANG Productions
    Editor's Rating:  4/5
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'BrightVol' Allows You to Use Your Volume Buttons As Brightness Buttons started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. Senyaichiya's Avatar
      Senyaichiya -
      This is a nice one if you don't use your volume much.
      For a while I've been partial to brightness switcher.
    1. lilrican21's Avatar
      lilrican21 -
      Doesn't something like this exist already?
    1. thazsar's Avatar
      thazsar -
      Quote Originally Posted by lilrican21 View Post
      Doesn't something like this exist already?
      +1
    1. Cd69's Avatar
      Cd69 -
      I have seldom adjusted the brightness of my screen. A little less than 100% along with sbs toggle works for me. But I guess people who adjust brightness frequently will get this free tweak. Anyway kudos to the dev
    1. buggsy2's Avatar
      buggsy2 -
      "Most of us like to have easy access to {brightness controls}"

      No. Most of us don't, we're quite content to let iOS handle that for us, just like we don't need access to our heart rate control either, letting our body and lower brain function handle that important task.

      Really, if some one needs this much control, they never should have got an iDevice. Get an Android gizmo and have at it.
    1. Eonhpi's Avatar
      Eonhpi -
      Great tweak i play with brightness alot but i have the one thats on my springboard but ill check this out good job dev
    1. iLoveWindows&iPhone's Avatar
      iLoveWindows&iPhone -
      Quote Originally Posted by buggsy2 View Post
      "Most of us like to have easy access to {brightness controls}"

      No. Most of us don't, we're quite content to let iOS handle that for us, just like we don't need access to our heart rate control either, letting our body and lower brain function handle that important task.

      Really, if some one needs this much control, they never should have got an iDevice. Get an Android gizmo and have at it.
      THIS MUCH CONTROL???!! Are you kidding me right now??! If you consider quick access to brightness controls (yes, he said brightness controls....)....."TO MUCH CONTROL"....(hahahahaha) it is YOU who should not be at modmyi, and you REALLY are not a person who should be telling others what phone they should have bought.... You do know what "mod" means right....? Based on your comment, I wouldn't be surprised if you don't.

      Wow, amazing...look at what Apple has managed to do to the average consumer....has them thinking being able to adjust the brightness of your device on your own (scary) is a big big big deal... and of course...to MUCH CONTROL! Lol! Man, the next generation just might think that being able to control the volume is to MUCH CONTROL!
    1. patoons's Avatar
      patoons -
      I guess this is cool but who really doesn't have sbsettings? u have to use activator for that anyway. kind of the same to me.
    1. Sk8r4life66's Avatar
      Sk8r4life66 -
      I think il be just fine with sbsettings
    1. pottyvick's Avatar
      pottyvick -
      I thought sbsettings wasnt updated for ios6 yet?