Monday, March 27, 2017

How To Delay iPhone Lock Screen Auto-Dimming Feature

If you ever wanted to know how to delay iPhone Lock screen auto-dimming feature. Those who have jailbroken device are really lucky as new Cydia tweak known as CustomLockscreenDuration by iOS developer Andreas Henriksson allows you to choose how long of a delay there is before your Lock screen falls asleep. This is great for those people who uses Lock screen-related mods, as the screen sometimes tends to dim while you’re interacting with the tweaks.


So let's learn how the tweak works. To get started you should head over to Cydia’s BigBoss repository and download CustomLockscreenDuration tweak for free of cost. Note that the tweak supports only jailbroken iOS 10 devices.

Once you install this jailbreak tweak, you can navigate right into the Settings app, where you will find a preferences pane tailored around configuring the dim timer:


The options you get for timers are:

  • 0 seconds (once enabled this option will turn off the auto-dimming feature completely)
  • 2 seconds
  • 7 seconds
  • 10 seconds
  • 15 seconds
  • 20 seconds
  • 26 seconds
  • 31 seconds
  • 40 seconds
Depending on your situation, it is highly recommended to stay away from ultra-long delays, as this results in poorer battery life. So keep that in mind.

Once you set the delay of your choice there’s no need to respring your jailbroken device as all of your changes will take place right away.

This dim delay tweak only affects the Lock screen, so it won’t impact the way your device falls asleep while it is unlocked. To change that, there is a way to stop your iPhone screen turn off automatically.

CustomLockscreenDuration is really easy in use jailbreak tweak that brings necessary option to delay iPhone Lock screen auto-dimming feature to iOS 10 platform. I'm sure that may users will find this tweak useful.

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