AutoDimWithoutLock is a new jailbreak tweak that does exactly what its name says — allows you to enable auto dim on your device after a certain interval of time, without worry about your device locking.

This is a good way to save battery life on your iPhone, and still keep the device quickly usable without having to unlock your device, enter a passcode, etc.

Once installed, AutoDimWithoutLock places a preference panel in the stock Settings app. The panel contains four options: a kill switch, a toggle to disable the dim while the device is plugged in, an option to hide icons when dim, and a dim delay interval.

I especially enjoyed the option to hide icons when dim, which produces a neat way to enjoy your device’s wallpaper without icons interfering. Yes, its a very niche tweak, but I feel that there are some out there that will really enjoy it.

Being free on Cydia’s BigBoss repo, there’s really no excuse to not at least take it for a test drive. What do you think?

  • mav3rick

    So it is actually dimming the screen to save on battery? Or just icons disappearing.

    • It dims the screen, and if you want it’ll hide the icons too.

  • Pavel

    I use ScreenDimmer. It is not free, but it has more options.

  • TheDarxide

    There’s a problem though, that it will dim, no matter if you’re screen is active or not. Not good when playing a game.

    • Joshob1987

      Thats why you can disable it for individual apps or set the timer higher so it only dims during loading time. It doesnt work with ios 7 though 🙁 . Im stuck with screen dimmer on my ipod 5 but at least it works with 7.

  • Guest