iPhone Addicted to f.lux

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  1. brianjsw macrumors member

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    I love this program so much. My eyes don't strain at night anymore. I used to insist on losing my JB just to stay current but not anymore! They can pry my f.lux out of my cold dead hands lol...

    Apple added a setting to reduce the white level in the accessibility settings with iOS 8 but it's a joke it hardly does anything.

    Also all of the nasty quirks with the buggy third party keyboard API still exist in 8.1.1 (thank you to my friend for letting me test on his device!) so I'm not sure *what* Apple did other than fix some security issues and nerf Pangu. No urgency to update from my perspective.
     
  2. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    everyone loves this tweak it seems, I can't find a nighttime setting that I like the look of
     
  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I love f.lux. However, I had to install it. I have Eclipse installed and it makes everything black/gray. That couple with a better auto brightness that iOS 7 brings means f.lux is often making things too dark for me to read.

    Still love it though.
     
  4. MatthewStorm macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not getting the love for f.lux unless this is for older iPhones?

    I installed it on my iPad Air2 and 6+. It made the screen different shades of yellow. Like make my eyes bleed yellow. Or else it made the screen look exactly the same without the hack installed.

    What am I missing?
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're missing using your device at night. The point of f.lux is to reduce the blue light of LCDs and monitors over the course of time. By nightfall your screen should have a warm glow. The blue light in a screen not using f.lux is equivalent to full sunlight at midday. That can affect some people.

    Turning your screen on at night in a dark room, it's much easier to instantly adjust to that warm glow then it is the harsh blue light of a screen not using f.lux.

    The slow reduction of blue light also aids in getting to sleep faster and for some people a reduction in headaches, eye strain and migraines.

    f.lux is a subtle tweak. If it's doing it's job you won't notice.
     
  6. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    that is what I was noticing for the 6
     
  7. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    no thank you. if i wanted a yellow screen, i'd pee on my phone.
     
  8. BigMar89 macrumors 6502

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    i loved it on my 5 and now i have the 6 Plus and i installed it the other night and there would be some instances where during daytime my screen would flash that yellow tint it converts at night. Is it fully updated for iOS 8 and the 6 Plus now?
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Does it also prolong longevity and cure cancer? :D
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    No.

    But add a capacitor and a De Lorean and it will do time travel! ;)
     
  11. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    without straining the eyes
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Right! :D
     
  13. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Lol:)
    Sweet:D
     
  14. white4s macrumors 65816

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    had it when i first jailbreaked last year, didn't see the need for it so i removed it but now reading this thread made me reinstall it as i realize i do have problems with the color at night
     
  15. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    here is hoping for an iOS 8 Flipswitch/Toggle for f.lux :)
     
  16. rwilliams macrumors 68040

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    I don't use computers or mobile devices anymore without f.lux. It makes looking at screens after dark so much more enjoyable. I don't even really notice that it's on until I go into the app and turn it off briefly. Then the blinding blue tint returns and I remember why I use f.lux in the first place.
     
  17. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    I initially found the screen way too orange. I worked the settings some and got it to yellow, but still didn't like it.

    Finally set "At night" to 4200k (under f.lux app) and "At night" (under Settings->f.lux) to Halogen. This makes for a cream color that works for me.

    Don't know why the f.lux options are split between the app and Settings.

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    There is a Flipswitch toggle for f.lux for iOS 8...I'm using it.
     
  18. white4s macrumors 65816

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    the app lets you modify the default colors from the settings part
     
  19. Geert76 macrumors 65816

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    There is a Flipswitch toggle for f.lux for iOS 8...I'm using it.[/QUOTE]

    I had that toggle, but was no longer working with the latest .998 f.lux update
     
  20. Tmlfan3 macrumors regular

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    Yeah the flipswitch doesn't seem to work for me either
     
  21. jpcarro macrumors 6502

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    I had that toggle, but was no longer working with the latest .998 f.lux update[/QUOTE]

    Yep, seems to be broken. Turns f'lux off, but not back on.
     
  22. surfologist87 macrumors 6502

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    I love flux.
    I have it I my iPad air, 6 and 6 plus.
    I even have it on my MacBook, for those of you that don't know it's available for osx.
     
  23. mdlooker macrumors 65816

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    Thanks just downloaded it for my Mac. Lets see how it feels as there is a whole lot more real estate to evaluate.
     
  24. boo-boo-butt macrumors member

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    f.lux and SwipeSelection Pro are the only things I'd miss if I lost my jailbreak.

    Everyone I've shown f.lux to has installed it on their PC/Mac at the very least, if not their phone. My manager is on Android and installed it before I even demoed it! It's the only app I've found stock iOS users get fidgety over!

    At home my gf's iPhone is on stock iOS and the difference is like night and day. That harsh blue screen is glaring, especially in the dark.

    And it really works for me. Since using it I find I can sleep a lot quicker than before(but I also pay attention to ambient lighting as well when it's approaching bedtime).

    I wish I could manually edit when it starts and stops instead of using location, though, because I have to keep enabling/disabling it manually from the app each day.
     
  25. deluxeshredder macrumors 6502a

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    F.lux has only managed to increase my eyestrain and emphasise the matte sparkle effect.
     

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