Add Brightness Slider To iOS Lock Screen [Cydia]

Jailbreaking your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad not only opens the device up to several useful tweaks, but also a lot of appearance enhancements. The Cydia store is full of themes and fonts that let you make cosmetic changes to your iDevice, while utilities and tweaks add or change functionality of certain aspects of the OS. It is a testament to the comprehensiveness of the Cydia store that there is no area of Apple’s mobile OS that cannot be altered using the tweaks available in it. A large percentage of Cydia tweaks focus on the lockscreen, and LSBrightSlider is the latest addition to the list of such tweaks. The functionality it offers is a simple but useful one. Using LSBrightSlider, people with jailbroken iOS devices get a new slider on their lockscreen, which can be used to change the brightness level of the display.

 LSBrightSlider Cydia LSBrightSlider iOS

In order to avoid cluttering your lockscreen too much, iOS refrains from displaying too many buttons and shortcuts on it by default, and you have to double-tap the Home button to view the camera button (in versions older than iOS 5.1) and the music controls. This is the exact area where LSBrightSlider adds its new slider. After you have installed the tweak to your iDevice, go to the lockscreen and double-tap the Home button. Below the usual music controls, a new slider will appear, which can be used to tinker with the brightness of your device’s screen, much like the brightness control slider located in the App Switcher tray.

LSBrightSlider is a free tweak, and you can download it from the BigBoss repo in the Cydia store.

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About Kelli Smith

Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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