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ScreenDimmerI’ve been looking for a replacement to an app I used to use called iDimLight. It basically mirrored the feature of the Mac laptops that dims the screen to save battery when you’re not using them. I tend to never use the autolock feature and just manually lock my iPhone. Now I can have my screen dim after being on for 45 seconds or whatever I set it to by a new app that works with 3.0 to 3.1.2 called ScreenDimmer.

The app installs into your Settings app and not an icon on our SpringBoard. From Settings you can:
– disable the feature
– have it turn off the backlight or dim it
– toggle option for dimming the screen during charging
– adjust the timing from 5 seconds to 15 minutes
– exclude the feature while running certain apps
– and choose to dim apps with disabled idleTimer (apps like navigation or video playback)

I love this feature and it’s one of those hacks I say is worth jailbreaking for.

iDimLight 1.0

iDimLight iDimLight is an application that allows you to enter an amount of time, after the screen has not been touched, that you would like the backlight to dim. When you open the application you will get a pop-up in which you can enter after how many seconds you would like your backlight to dim. For example, if you would like your backlight to dim 2 minutes after the screen has not been touched, you will want to enter 120 seconds. Make sure you enter the time in seconds! Once you have entered the time, select OK. You will then get a pop-up saying it has been set, select OK again. You will then get another pop-up asking [Read more…]