Introduction: The Secret to Darker Screens!

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Is this you at night? iPhone screen brightness turned down all the way but still blinding? Follow these steps and you can make your screen as dim as you like! (To a point) You'll also be equipped with a handy shortcut to dim or brighten your screen whenever you need to!

Step 1: Go to Settings

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We start easily enough. Find your 'settings' app and tap to open.

Step 2: Go to General

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We're heading to the 'Accessibility' settings here, which are found under 'General'. Go here first.

Step 3: Open the Accessibility Settings

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Now tap 'Accessibility' and we're there!

Step 4: Go to Display Accommodations

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First, we need to set up how dim we want the screen to go when we use the accessibility shortcut. We'll set the shortcut up later. Tap on 'Display Accommodations'

Step 5: Turn Reduce White Point On

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To access the slider for screen brightness, turn on the 'Reduce White Point' slider button.

Step 6: Set Your Preferred Brightness

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Drag the slider to set the value of brightness you want when you use the shortcut we will set up next. I use 90% which is perfect for a completely dark room.

Step 7: Turn Reduce White Point Off

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As you'd probably like to see what you're doing until you need it, turn 'Reduce White Point' off to return to normal screen operations.

Step 8: Go Back and Open Accessibility Shortcut

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Now, go back to the 'Accessibility' options, scroll to the bottom and open 'Accessibility Shortcut'

Step 9: Tick Reduce White Point

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The Accessibility Shortcut is a triple click of the home button. As you can see, it can turn a few different options on. You're interested in the 'Reduce White Point' option. Tap it to tick it.

Step 10: That's It!

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You're all set! Next time you need to get an extra dark screen for some reason, triple click your home button and as if by magic, it gets all dark and easy on the eyes. To reverse this, triple click again! Simples.


Anirudh Ralhan (author)2016-12-08

Any ideas for android??

dmwatkins (author)Anirudh Ralhan2016-12-09

The "Dimly" app on the Play Store is pretty good. Even has a function that if you forget to turn it off before going into bright light, just press the power button to turn screen off, press again, and shake the phone and it ends the app, bringing you to normal screen brightness.

dbuckley6 (author)dmwatkins2016-12-10


Gluboy (author)Anirudh Ralhan2016-12-08

CF.lumen works perfectly for a rooted android. I didn't find anything suitable for non rooted devices though.

Justas_ (author)Gluboy2016-12-10

Twilight works well

Stragge (author)2016-12-09

thx for the info!

rafununu (author)2016-12-09

Thank you. There's no age limit to learn !

iBrokeit Repairs (author)2016-12-08

I hope this helps keep things darker at night!

DIY Hacks and How Tos (author)2016-12-08

I have this issue all the time. I have a new baby. So I am up late a lot and the screen brightness always messes with my night vision.


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