F.lux Cydia tweak

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Gavernty, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. Gavernty macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    This tweak is awesome. It changes your light settings on your iPhone automatically after sundown to reduce the blue glow emitted by your phone in low light situations. Reduces eyestrain and just makes the phone easier to look at at night, I suggest you try it. It also switches back to normal lighting during the day.

    Have been using and have experienced no noticeable battery drain
  2. xavierpunkreno macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2010
  3. Ali. macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2011
    New Zealand
    I was skeptical at first, but this actually works for me. I had chronic headaches after staring at my iP4 and MBA during the evening, but after a couple hours use with f.lux I've yet to experience any. I've since installed it on my own MBA and families devices also.

    One concern I had which was mentioned was the affect on the devices battery life. I raised this issue with the devs on their FAQ:

    Quite happy so far with my experiences. :)
  4. IrishVixen macrumors 68020


    Jun 20, 2010

    Just installed on my iPad, which I use a lot more at night than the phone, especially for reading. While I don't have eyestrain problems, I have massive sleep issues, so I'm willing to try anything that could help with that.

    Glad to see they put in an on-off switch though, as I also do some photo editing on my iPad. Last thing I'd want is to badly screw up the color balance on images I was working on.

    This looks very well thought out.
  5. MaxBurn macrumors 65816


    Nov 25, 2010
    This is an excellent tweak, it made my must have list.

    I read on the phone late at night and previously I had to change to white text on black and floor the brightness slider to make it comfortable in a dark/dim room. Don't need to do that now and that situation more or less takes care of itself without a bunch of fiddling with settings at night and again resetting things in the morning.

    Only thing is I wish they would have a slider rather than four fixed settings/color temperatures. I often find I want something in between. Maybe putting too much thought into it, supposed to be a set and forget thing.
  6. Bobvanderb macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2011
    compatibility with ios5

    Hows the compatibility with the ios5 betas? Anyone try this one yet?
  7. Vonswanko macrumors regular

    Oct 18, 2008
    Works, but no settings. Even after patching the preference loader, the settings show up in the Settings.app, but it is empty.
  8. jesuispizza macrumors regular

    Apr 11, 2011
    Also love this tweak. Have it on my phone and all of my computers as well, not sure I can go back to anything before this...
  9. murdercitydevil macrumors 68000


    Feb 23, 2010
    Another +1 from me. I was actually going to post about this yesterday when I saw it appear in my Cydia changes. I have f.lux on all my computers and love it...glad to see that it made its way onto my phone as well.

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