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Brightness is an important part of any device with a back-lit display. Sometimes the screen is just too dark and sometimes it’s just too bright. In addition, the display is...
07-23-2012, 02:08 PM #1
Automatically Change Screen Brightness in iOS When Plugged in With 'BrightnessPlug'
Brightness is an important part of any device with a back-lit display. Sometimes the screen is just too dark and sometimes it’s just too bright. In addition, the display is also one of the most power-hungry pieces of hardware in your iOS device – so people tend to keep the brightness down to a minimum in order to preserve their phone's battery life throughout the day. But, who wants to keep manually adjusting their screen brightness when they are connected to a power supply? – There is no reason to keep your brightness low when you are connected to an active power source during the day. Additionally, a brighter display helps you see better without straining your eyes in certain situations
A new free jailbreak tweak is now live in Cydia called BrightnessPlug by iOS developer Fllorent0D. With BrightnessPlug, you can set a value for your screen brightness that only takes effect when your iOS device is plugged into a power source. This means that you won’t waste battery when you’re not plugged in and you will be able to see your screen much easier when you are plugged in. The tweak works with Apple's sync cable, docks, and other third party connectors.
Since the device always charges faster than the device can use its own energy, using maxed out screen brightness won’t keep the device from charging, nor will it slow down the charging process. The tweak is also very simple to use as it comes with a simple preferences pane (shown above), which has nothing but a slider for choosing the brightness level you want the display to use when you plug your device into a power source.
As soon as the user disconnects from the power source, the tweak automatically re-adjusts the screen brightness so it matches the settings you have set in Apple’s default brightness preferences pane.
The tweak is useful for people that use their iOS devices near the charging location and the tweak is also useful for dimming the screen brightness while plugged in and charging at night so that your iPhone’s lock screen notifications (these illuminate the screen) don’t wake you up when your iPhone is sitting next to your face on your bed stand. As a free tweak that does a great job of solving an issue, it is worth a try.
Editor's Rating: 4/5
Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 07-23-2012 at 02:20 PM.
07-23-2012, 02:13 PM #2
Wish they make something for the volume for our iPhone 4
But this seems pretty cool
07-23-2012, 03:15 PM #3
Florent, I am proud of you, my young padawan
07-23-2012, 05:26 PM #4
what a great tweak idea especially if you charge mostly when you're driving, I had this exactly idea a couple of weeks ago and was looking for such a thing someone answered my prayers and for free, respect
problem is that I have trouble finding this in cydia for some reason
Last edited by voxware; 07-23-2012 at 05:37 PM.
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07-23-2012, 11:10 PM #8
Rated somewhat useful. (that's pretty good)
07-24-2012, 12:14 AM #9
@Rud0lf77 Thanks for teaching me, master! PS : I m older than you
@Everybody I don t know why BrightnessPlug was removed of Cydia, I m sent a mail to the repo to know what happened. And an update will come today or tomorrow
07-24-2012, 01:12 AM #10
Quite nice and amazing idea for app creation, am glad you made such an amazing app!
07-24-2012, 04:06 AM #11
I got it downloaded on my iPhone 4... But for some reason I believe it was pulled off of Cydia maybe!? I transferred the files via Bluetooth in iFile to my wife's iPod Touch 4 and it works perfect on it too! Would love to know why tho... Seems to work very well!
07-24-2012, 07:06 AM #12
Hello everybody. I think this tweaks has been pulled off of cydia so I will re-host it.
07-24-2012, 07:54 AM #13