Turn down brightness MORE than in Settings

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by jamesnsw, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. jamesnsw macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
    So I use my iPhone in dark rooms alot, where even when I turn down the brightness all the way in Settings or SBSettings, it's too bright. I checked in com.apple.springboard.plist, and my brightness was around .009. I changed it to .005, and resprung, and it was the darkest I've ever seen it. Problem was, I couldn't change it using the sliders anymore. Resprung the Springboard, and it was back to normal.

    So now I know I can change that setting in com.apple.springboard.plist, and that the slider doesn't dim it as much as it could be. Is there a way of changing how dim it could be? How about a terminal command I could run to dim it down temporarily?

  2. Mystikal macrumors 68020


    Oct 4, 2007
    Irvine, CA
  3. jamesnsw thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 5, 2009
    Yeah, I keep the auto brightness on. Still too bright.
  4. yezza macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2008
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Have you ever tried turning auto brightness off? I have mine turned off because it seems to try to make the screen brighter when I'm in a dark room, which is the opposite of what I (and apparently you too) want it to do.
  6. grendel20 macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2010

    where is com.apple.springboard.plist located? I can't seem to find the one with a brightness value. I've even used the ones in the preferences folder.

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