Dimming screen quickly

efuseakay

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Stole this from MacRumors.

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!
Neat little trick if you use your phone outside in the sun a lot. You can keep the screen dim for indoor use and triple click the home button once outside. The dimming holds even after a lock/unlock cycle.
 

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Or you could just automate it an use auto-brightness. It brings it up to full brightness in the sun and a set level for dimness in the dark. It will go in between those two levels as needed depending on the level of ambient light.
 

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That are my battery pretty good. I think this option is too but I'm going to run with it for a bit to compare. :)
 

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lol Predictive text strikes again. That ate* my battery pretty good.
 

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lol Predictive text strikes again. That ate* my battery pretty good.
Yeah, full brightness will increase the battery drain, but there is no other way to see it in the sun. I don't see how this trick will make any difference in battery life at all. It just makes it a hassle since you have to control it yourself now.