New tweak promises per-app screen brightness control


Dandelion is a new jailbreak tweak available on the BigBoss repo, which promises to bring automatically adjusting brightness to your device on a per-app basis. This means that in theory, you should be able to configure your brightness to a specific level while in app, and have the brightness always adjust to that set level when the app is launched.

Unfortunately, in my experience with the tweak, the results weren’t quite that simple.

The problem stems from the fact that Dandelion tries to be too automated. There are no settings, options, or preferences to configure, and as such, the end user really has no control over what goes on.

Sometimes the brightness would auto adjust for an app like I expected it to, and sometimes it would not. I could never figure out exactly why the tweak would or would not work on these occasions. Given that there’s no settings or logging going on, it’s hard to discern just when Dandelion is working and when it isn’t.

Yet, being that Dandelion is a free tweak, it won’t hurt to download it and experience it for yourself. Who knows, perhaps you’ll have an easier time with it than I did. Be sure to let me know what you find in the comment section below either way.