If you’re searching for some additional control over your iPhone’s wallpaper, then WAlpha is available to help.

No, it has nothing to do with Wolfram Alpha, I too thought the same thing and was a bit disappointed when I found out otherwise. Instead, WAlpha stands for Wallpaper Alpha, and it does one thing and one thing only: allows you to adjust the alpha settings for the wallpaper on your Home screen and Lock screen.

WAlpha features an overall kill switch in the Settings app, and a slider to adjust the alpha settings. Depending on your wallpaper, it can make a visual difference, and is especially helpful for your keeping your Lock screen wallpaper bright and cheery if that’s what you’re seeking.

If this sounds interesting to you, head over to Cydia and give WAlpha a try. It’s compatible with jailbroken iDevice’s running iOS 4.x and iOS 5.x, so you should have no problem getting it to work.

Let us know what you think about WAlpha in the comments section.

  • i like this idea alot becuase sometimes i have a cool wallpaper but its just to bright and i dont want to edit the photo to be darker just to readd it as my wallpaper, to bad this isnt in springtomize 2 cuz i dont like adding one million tiny individual tweaks to get some costomization.

  • Anonymous

    Me iphone 4s no jailbreak so i cant have this :((( When is untethered jailbreak ever gonna come to iphone 4s, i’m taking arrows to them kneessssssssss

  • Justin Hopper

    If there’s nothing behind the wallpaper except a black screen, the effect is that it simply darkens the wallpaper. Why bother calling it WAlpha instead of WBrightness?

  • jose castro

    we need vwallpaper for ios5.