Light dimming like "f.lux" on iOS 8!

sabankuru

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Hello world, there is a way to dimming the backlight quickly:

1. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Zoom -> Enable Zoom. Tap the screen with three fingers thrice.
Press 'Choose Filter' > 'Low Light', Chose Zoom Region to "Full Screen Zoom".

2. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut (It's on the bottom) -> Set to "Zoom"

After that, if you click the home button triple, you can dimm the screen quickly!
 
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Fluttershy

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Hello world, there is a way to dimming the backlight quickly:

1. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Zoom -> Zoom Region set to "Full Screen Zoom"

2. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut (It's on the bottom) -> Set to "Zoom"

After that, if you click the home button triple, you can dimm the screen quickly!
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sabankuru

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Hello world, there is a way to dimming the backlight quickly:

1. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Zoom -> Enable Zoom. Tap the screen with three fingers thrice.
Press 'Choose Filter' > 'Low Light', Chose Zoom Region to "Full Screen Zoom".

2. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut (It's on the bottom) -> Set to "Zoom"

After that, if you click the home button triple, you can dimm the screen quickly!
Try this way!
 

GreyOS

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Thanks very much OP, this is really useful. I'd argue that it's not really like f.lux as it doesn't remove blues, but nonetheless being able to make the backlight even dimmer for night time use is great.
 

youknome

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Not sure if anyone noticed isn't multitasking slower when three button click in enabled? My three button click was inverted so I can use it in the dark, but double click felt slower because it's enabled.
 

macduke

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Wow, that's actually a cool trick. I had to turn on the controls first to set it up, but I toggled them back off and it works like a charm. Fancy!
 

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Hello world, there is a way to dimming the backlight quickly:

1. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Zoom -> Enable Zoom. Tap the screen with three fingers thrice.
Press 'Choose Filter' > 'Low Light', Chose Zoom Region to "Full Screen Zoom".

2. Settings -> General -> Accessibility -> Accessibility Shortcut (It's on the bottom) -> Set to "Zoom"

After that, if you click the home button triple, you can dimm the screen quickly!
Thanks for the tip!! Very helpful.
 

nilk

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Woah this is awesome. I've always wanted to get the display even dimmer and this appears to do this. This will be especially useful at night.

If you don't want to set triple-click to it, you can just go to the menu and toggle zoom on and off to achieve the same effect. Or leave it on all the time if you are ok with what the max brightness ends up being.

I wouldn't describe it as "like f.lux" (as snappyfool mentioned, it doesn't remove blues), but this is still very useful to me.
 

poppy10

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Not really anything like f.lux, which automatically dims the screen depending on your timezone and daylight savings settings.
 

Mr Hands

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Not really anything like f.lux, which automatically dims the screen depending on your timezone and daylight savings settings.
And f.lux doesn't simply dim the screen. It changes the color temperature which is completely different from dimming.

f.lux could also help all those super anal retentive people complaining about yellow screens... if Apple would implement this even if it's super hidden or something, they could save a lot of time, money and valuable resources!

Oh, your screen is yellow and you want a replacement? Here.. now it's white/blue just how you want it. Done deal.