Volume and brightness are system-wide settings that apply to all apps on your iOS device, thereby requiring users to frequently configure them depending on the app that is open. For instance, I’ve seen people mute their device while playing a game or raise the brightness when reading a book on their device. AppControl is a new jailbreak tweak that allows you to solve this problem.

With AppControl, users will have the ability to configure the settings of each app individually such as brightness and volume as well as various other extra settings. For example, if your device’s brightness is at 25% but you’ve set the brightness of an app to be 75%, launching it will raise the brightness from 25% to 75%…

To get started, simply swipe up an app icon and you’ll be greeted by a beautiful interface where you can configure the app’s settings. You’ll find an option to rename the app to anything you want, which Apple originally doesn’t allow you to do. You can also set a password to protect your app from unauthorized access.

At the bottom of AppControl’s interface, you’ll find two sliders dedicated to volume and brightness allowing you to adjust each. The volume and brightness that you set will be applied to the app only and not the entire iOS system. Lastly, the tweak also provides an option to hide the app’s preview from the App Switcher. If enabled, the app card will appear black in the App Switcher and will not display the current screenshot of the app.

Once you’re done, press the tiny ‘x’ button located in the top right corner to save the settings. You can also tap the ‘Restore’ button to restore the settings back to default and disable AppControl for that specific app.

The major drawback of this tweak is once you close an app, the brightness and volume settings will not return to the previous state. It will apply the app’s brightness and volume level to the whole system. This defeats the whole purpose of the tweak and I won’t recommend you to purchase it.

Yet if you’re interested to give it a try, you can purchase it from Cydia’s BigBoss repository for $1.99. What do you think of AppControl? Is it worth the price? Let us know in the comments section below.

  • nazcorp

    I’ve been waiting for something like this!! I wish stock iOS had it, even just the volume mixer/fade for individual apps. If it works as you say, it’s well worth 2x as much.

  • Brandon Higgins

    This doesn’t do what I expected. When you launch the app with specified settings then exit the app the settings still continue through the system.

  • sharp44MAG .

    Where is Jeff? How come he is not doing Jailbreak tweak videos anymore?

    • Sick / Busy / On Vacation / Buying another Samsung Galaxy S5

      • Umut Bilgiç

        Heheeh he actually sold his s5 a month ago on craigslist 😀

    • He said he’s working on a project.

  • Jonathan

    That is an awesomely not only made tweak, but designed. The UI is stunning.


  • mashud alam

    Hi evry1 where is video guru jeff benjmin no videos of tweaks no descrtion on any tweaks.

    who is Alihassan Mahdi,twekas with only serccnshots not intersted

  • Reggaegooner

    Isn’t this completely contradictory….:

    “Personally, I find AppControl quite useful because I usually mute my device when playing a game so I forget to raise back the volume and end up missing new notifications. With this, I can simply mute games that I play without actually putting my device into silent mode.

    The only drawback of this tweak is once you close an app, the brightness and volume settings will not return to the previous state. It will apply the app’s brightness and volume level to the whole system.”

    So after you’ve finished your game the volume remains muted? …or am I missing something.

    • Thanks for mentioning. I meant to erase the first paragraph but forgot.

  • Jose Gonzalez

    is anyone having problems with airplay it connects to my bluetooth speaker but it doesn’t show the airplay option anywhere please help

  • leafsfan85

    You can do all this with Activator and also set the settings back to default when you close the app. The interface of AppControl is much nicer/easier to work with, but without the ability to reset once the app is closed it is kind of pointless.

    • John Rickman

      This is coming in version 2 :), along with a huge list of other new features