Adjust your iPhone’s brightness from the home button with this iOS 8.1 trick

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You can now adjust your iPhone's brightness by tapping the home button three times. Photo: Buster Hein/Cult of Mac

iOS 7 made it easier than ever for iPhone users to toggle the brightness on devices through Command Center, but if you’re too lazy to go through a few flicks and swipes to adjust your screen’s brightness, we’ve discovered a way to dim your display by simply pressing your home button three times.

To activate the setting you have to do some digging through the Accessibility settings in iOS 8.1, but once you’ve set it up you’ll never go back to Control Center to adjust your brightness.

Here’s how to do it:

1 – Go to Settings >> General >> Accessibility >> Zoom >> Enable Zoom
2 – Tap your screen three times with three fingers to pull up menu
3 – Tap Choose Filter then select Low Light
4 – Go to Settings >> General >> Accessibility >> Accessibility Shortcut >> Set to “Zoom”
5 – Press home button three times to toggle brightness.

If you get lost just follow the GIF walkthrough below:

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