Configure individual app settings on iPhone with AppControl


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.