Brightness

BLightAlert leverages your iPhone’s display brightness to get your attention for notifications

iOS’ notification system tends to be subtle enough that it can be easy to forget or miss an incoming notification. Fortunately, a free jailbreak tweak called BLightAlert by iOS developer Julio Verne can help mitigate this problem.

BLightAlert leverages your handset’s display backlight to grab your attention for incoming notifications. Once installed, the display brightness changes rapidly from low to high for a couple of seconds whenever an incoming notification rolls in, like so:

RWP Slider lets you tweak iOS’ Reduce White Point feature on the fly

It’s only natural to fancy a lower display brightness when you’re in a dark environment, such as your bedroom during the night. Doing so makes viewing your display more comfortable by reducing the strain on your eyes.

But another eye-saving feature that comes bundled in iOS is Reduce White Point, and a new free jailbreak tweak called RWP Slider by iOS developer SpicaT makes it substantially easier to use.

How to access Auto-Brightness on iPhone or iPad

Auto-Brightness is a display feature that automatically adjusts the brightness of the screen based on ambient lighting. This is a particularly helpful feature that allows you to see what's on your screen better.

Up until iOS 11, the Auto-Brightness setting could be found in Settings > Display & Brightness, but this has recently been relocated to a less obvious spot within the Settings app. In this simple tutorial, we will show you where to find and how to turn Auto-Brightness off and on on your iPhone or iPad.