ScreenDimmer 1.60: Proximity Sensor!

Author: Yllier  //  Category: Apps, Jailbreak

ScreenDimmer has been updated with support for the proximity sensor.

If your device has a proximity sensor you can use it to turn the display off/on. This feature will for example turn the display off if  you put the device in your pocket or place it on your desk with the display facing down.

PS: Thanks go out to limneos who figured out how to use the proximity sensor from inside SpringBoard.

if you don’t know about ScreenDimmer:

ScreenDimmer can help you to save battery life by automatically dimming your device’s screen after a pre-defined time; or if you wish by turning the backlight off.

Most users suffer unnecessary battery drain while having their iPhone not on standby. Setting auto-lock to a short time makes it better, but is an inconvenience most of the time due to permanent locking and unlocking while waiting for something.

ScreenDimmer is the solution for this problem: Save battery life by reducing the backlight to a minimum if the device hasn’t been used for a pre-defined time and reduce the waste of the most energy consuming component, the backlight, of the iPhone or iPod.

Free yourself from worrying about locking your device

Brought to you by the developers of 3G Unrestrictor and Firewall iP.

ScreenDimer is available in the CydiaStore!


  • Longer battery life
  • Can turn the display’s backlight of
  • Dims the screen after a user defined time
  • Doesn’t dim the screen if the battery is being charged
  • Doesn’t dim if an app needs the screen (navigagtion software, video players, …)
  • Option to disalbe AutoLock if device is charging/locked
  • Option to disable lock directly after reboot/respring
  • Ability to exclude apps from dimming
  • Configuration interface in the Settings app

BigBoss Authors: Mark Bruce & Kory Lee

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18 Responses to “ScreenDimmer 1.60: Proximity Sensor!”

  1. MikeCTZA Says:

    Assuming the repo just needs to get updated, I am still getting 1.55. No rush – I will try again later to try this out. I’ve been wanting this feature for a while, will be cool to have it !!

  2. KriLL3 Says:

    Sends me into a safemode loop 3gs 4.3.1

  3. Beaudean Says:

    Works fine for me on iPhone4 (4.2.1)

  4. MikeCTZA Says:

    Got it installed, havent had a chance to test as yet, will report back to dev is there is any weirdness.

  5. hks624 Says:

    iOS 4.3.3 keep crash and safemode after upgrade 1.60.. I try to respring and reboot but still safemode…pls fix it ASAP. Thx

  6. YY Says:

    ios 4.2.1 keep crash and go into safety mode after upgrade to 1.60. Have to remove .
    Please fix it

  7. Yllier Says:

    I’m so sorry guys, for the issue on 3GS. A fix has already been submitted

  8. Fasoaga Says:

    My proximity sensor is glowing red, after deinstallation of screendimmer its gone.
    iPhone4 V4.2.1

  9. Yllier Says:

    An update which fixes the issues with the iPhone 3GS is out now. Again, sorry for the issues.

  10. The6uest Says:

    It’s glowing?? Is that even possible?

  11. Fasoaga Says:

    Yes, it is possible. After update to 1.60 it happend. Google it there are many videos on youtube.
    @yllier is it possible to download 1.55 somewhere?

  12. Fasoaga Says:

    After enabeling the proximity function the sensor begins to glowing red, even at daylight it is visible :-(

  13. Rodriguez Julio Says:

    I have a question, im kind of new to this. if I upgrade my Iphone4 from a version 4.2.1 to 4.3.3, will it upgrade my firmware 3.10.01 automaticaly or it stays the same

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