F.lux is a popular software these days. It’s available for Windows, Mac, Linux and the iPhone and iPad. F.lux for iPhone and iPad, much like for all other platforms, is an intelligent automatic screen-brightness adjuster – but that’s a very strong understatement.
There’s a big difference between screen brightness and the color-scheme of the screen and it affects the way your eyes ‘see’ and ‘feel’ while seeing the iPhone / iPad display. While most of us think that changing the brightness of the screen safeguards our eyes, that is not the case.
In bright daylight, the brightness alone might be sufficient to control, but as the evening falls, and incandescent lights take over, it becomes very important to note that brightness alone cannot actually save your eyes. The color of the screen also matters.
It is this principle that F.lux for iPad and iPhone use intelligently to change iPhone screen brightness automatically and protect your eyes.
It has become inevitable that we look constantly at our computer screens, at our smartphone screens and pretty much a lot of screens and displays these days. F.lux comes with a solution to make sure so much exposure to screens does not harm our eyes – intelligent screen color and brightness monitoring based on the time of the day.
F.lux is available for free from the Cydia repo Telesphoreo. It requires a jailbroken iPhone or iPad, and supports firmwares iOS 4.0 and above.
What’s great about F.lux is that the settings are customizable. The app also lets you control what color scheme it displays during the daytime and the night. F.lux detects day and night based on the time settings and automatically transits from the different schemes.
Even though a great app, it is being developed and updated as we speak. Quite a lot of users have posted happy “thank you” comments while a few have shown that the app is sometimes prone to bugs on certain systems. Still, it is a very worthy app that you should try.
After all, it’s a free app!
Go right here to know about the app – F.lux
You’ll need a jailbroken iPad / iPhone in order to get F.lux up and running on your iPhone / iPad. You can find tutorials on how to jailbreak your iPhone or iPad on our website.