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

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  1. sabankuru, Oct 14, 2014
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    sabankuru macrumors member

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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!
     
  2. Fluttershy macrumors regular

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    doesnt work
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Same here, zero difference.
     
  4. sabankuru thread starter macrumors member

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    Try this way!
     
  5. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Where is Choose Filter? Can't find it for the life of me.
     
  6. sabankuru thread starter macrumors member

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    Enable Zoom. Tap the screen with three fingers thrice. Then you will see "chose filter"
     
  7. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

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    Wow, interesting! Never knew this existed. Thanks for sharing!
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  9. youknome macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  10. ErikGrim macrumors 68040

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    Of course it is slower. It has to wait to see if you register a third click or not.
     
  11. youknome macrumors 6502

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    Makes sense.
     
  12. ckisgen macrumors member

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    This is brilliant. I've been looking for something like this. Thanks.
     
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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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    Thanks for the tip!! Very helpful.
     
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  18. nilk macrumors 6502a

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

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    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.
     

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