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There's a hidden 'low light' mode buried deep in your iPhone's settings

And it’s easy to activate (once you know how).

WHEN YOU WANT to adjust the brightness of your iPhone, you can only reduce it by a certain amount. For the most part, it’s fine but if you are looking at your phone in a dark place, any further reduction in lighting is always appreciated.

What you might not know is there’s a hidden ‘low light’ mode found deep in accessibility mode and it’s pretty easy to access, once you know how.

To start, go to General > Accessibility > Zoom and turn on Zoom and Show Controller.


A little controller with four arrows and a button will appear on screen. Tap on it to bring up an extra set of options. Tap on ‘Choose Filter’ and select ‘Low Light’.


Once you’ve that done, turn ‘Show Controller’ off and go back to the accessibility menu. If you scroll to the bottom, you can go to accessibility shortcut and turn on Zoom (if it isn’t on already).

Now when you triple press the home button and bring up accessibility shortcuts, hitting the zoom button will activate low light mode. Doing the same thing will revert it back to normal.

And that’s it. Bask in the glory of not having a screen that burns your eyes.

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