Adjust your screen's brightness with Dimmer for iPhone and iPad

Dimmer is an iPhone and iPad application that allows you to quickly adjust your screen's brightness level without having to navigate through the Settings app. Just launch Dimmer and slide the lightswitch up or down and you're good to go! It also comes with preset options so that you can quickly switch to a reading mode or outdoor mode.

This is a great alternative to those who don't like to idea of installing profiles on their device that add Settings shortcuts to their home page. Not to mention, Apple has removed that ability from the iOS 5.1 beta, so it may not even be an option come its release.

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  • Advanced Mode
  • Preset function
  • Color bars function
  • Start & Preset Function
  • Start & Preset A ⇔ B

Dimmer is available on the iPhone and iPad for free.

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Jap says:

Can't you just double click the home button and swipe your finger to the right? The brightness setting is right there. Seems faster than opening any app.

fabsgwu says:

Great, now I just need one called "Wifi" and "Bluetooth" then I can ditch the settings app. Wouldn't it be nice if Apple would implement quick toggles of these settings...

Smartphone Software Inc says:

This seems cool ... sometimes I really feel irritated while being going again and again to the settings and do all, this app will solve the problem to the great level.

Agostinho Thomas-Zinga says:

Surely it can't be that much effort to tap into Settings?

JohnPA2006 says:

The presets are what make this a great app.
I have a darker preset for when I use WAZE
or TomTom app and driving at night.
I use the 2nd preset button for brighter daytime driving.
I mount my iphone to my dash and use the GPS apps.
You dont want to be trying to precisely touch the brightness slider in settings, while driving.
This app has 2 preset buttons you can customize.
So its not pointless, and its free.

JohnPA2006 says:

Since this seems to be a useful and convenient app, I am sure the next update will nerf it.

west3man says:

Good to know but, wow, how annoying and seemingly arbitrary.
I have an iPad, but no iPhone. Now that HP has bungled webOS I'm considering an iPhone. I thought my iPad experience was highly indicative of what an iPhone experience would be like, but these kind of strange difference make me less confident.
I want my phone to have certain functionality and ease-of-use. I'd hate to take steps to adopting a platform that doesn't simply due to Apple's need to over-differentiate.

rewNATION says:

things like this are great examples of why americans are lazy people

chris canty says:

real laziness is wasting time clicking 3-4 times to get to the settings app and not looking for a better way. Apple has forced us to be inefficient when using the settings on an iphone. Keep your ignorant comments to yourself.
This guy was simply trying to provide a quick service for people who needed it

Frank Malloy says:

So, you advocate adding some complexity and extra steps to things just to keep us from being lazy?

warduke says:

These are basic smartphone features, Android has had the quick on/off buttons forever. After using a Galaxy for a year and then going back to an iPhone you realize how much you appreciate the frequently used adjustment being right on the main screen and not hidden 4 folders deep in settings. If ios wants to honestly be "the most advanced" i'm sure they can add features google has had in their os for years.

hicham says:

it's not working on my iphone 3g :/ i hope send my an old version like 1.2 on my email Pleazzzzzzzz & thanks !