No auto brightness on the 5th gen, here's my work around for it

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by WindowsFan, Oct 25, 2012.

  1. WindowsFan, Oct 25, 2012
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2012

    WindowsFan macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012
    Honestly I was really missing the auto brightness from the 4G. I wanted a way to quickly change the brightness without always having to mess with the general settings, tapping brightness settings, and fiddling with the brightness bar.

    The work around I found for it is I got an app simply called "Brightness". The app works like this, it lets you set a desired brightness, but it'll never save that brightness after you lock the device. Most people might see this and think the app is broken and/or not saving settings, but that is indeed how it's supposed to function. This is how I use it, in the app I set the brightness all the way down to zero, for when I'm in doors or in low light. Now, every time lock and unlock the iPod again, it'll default to the brightness I have in the general settings in the iPod (about %60), and if I happen to be in a low light situation and the iPod is too bright, I just tap the "brightness" app and close it again, now my iPod at the zero brightness again without having to mess with any settings.

    I like having it like this because I'll never be caught off guard when I'm out in the sun or under bright light, every single time I turn on my iPod, I'll be able to clearly see the screen. But if I'm indoors and it's just too bright for my eyes, or I want to save battery, I can conveniently tap the Brightness app to get back to a comfortable brightness until I lock my iPod again.
  2. Ozonekill macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2012
    Thank you, this is handy now that the auto feature is gone.
  3. raccoonboy macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2012
    thanks but i think i would just set it around 40% indoor/outdoor once i got mine.

    Always thought that with auto brightness, i can't see the picture clear enough indoor with my 4th gen.
  4. Xeblade macrumors regular

    Jun 25, 2011
    Sounds great! Could you provide us the itunes link? Cheers.
  5. WindowsFan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2012

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