I am forever adjusting my iPhone’s brightness settings, whether it’s to make the screen as dark as possible so that I can use it in bed without keeping my girlfriend awake, or to make it as bright as possible when I’m rummaging around in the attic for the Christmas decorations. The problem is, Apple doesn’t make it easy to alter brightness levels on the fly.
If you’ve got a jailbroken iOS device, however, you can take matters into your own hands. Install the new BrightVol tweak on your handset and you’ll be able to adjust your display’s brightness levels using your volume buttons. It couldn’t be quicker.
From HASHBANG Productions, BrightVol is completely free to download and use on your jailbroken iOS device. You’ll find it within the BigBoss repo within Cydia. Once installed, your volume buttons will allow you to quickly adjust brightness levels on your iPhone’s display.
And don’t think you’ll lose your volume controls; BrightVol uses Activator to allow you to quickly switch between the two functions. Its default Activator action is to press both the volume up and volume down buttons together, but you can customize this to your liking.
And incase you change the Activator action and forget it, BrightVol lets you revert back to the default method by holding the volume up and volume down buttons for 30 seconds.
BrightVol is sure to be an incredibly useful tweak for a whole lot of users; I just wish I could jailbreak my iPhone 5 already.