How To Dim iPhone Screen Even More Using Zoom Than What Control Center Allows

iOS 8 has packed in plenty of highly appreciable tricks. Although most of them have been found out, there are still some hidden tricks which are yet to be noticed by a few iPhone and iPad users. Among the many tweaks that iOS 8 has got with it, the ability to dim the screen much lower than what Control Center allows is the one which hasn’t yet been known by many.

Most iPhone users lower the Auto-Brightness at nights so that others around them may not be disturbed while they are engrossed in using their device. But if you ask me whether that is good enough, I would say, not at all. So, how would you dim your iPhone’s screen perfectly to use your device in dark without being thorns to others’ eyes? Here is how you can enable this trick on your iPhone. Let’s have a glance!

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How To Dim iPhone’s Screen Even More Than Control Center AllowsHow To Dim iPhone Screen Using Three Taps With Three Fingers

You can lower the light of your iPhone screen by tapping three times with three fingers. That’s quite simple! You dont have to follow long steps to make it happen for you.

Step #1. Launch Settings app → Tap on General

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Accessibility → Tap on Zoom → Turn on Zoom

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Zoom Options in iPhoneTurn On Zoom in iPhone 6 Step #3. Now, you can tap on your iPhone’ screen three times with three fingers to bring up zoom window.

(If you want to enable zoom differently, then you can go to Settings → General → Accessibility → scroll down and tap on Accessibility Shortcut → select Zoom. It will let you enable zoom by pressing three times on Home button.)

Tap on Accessibility Shortcut on iPHoneEnable iPhone Zoom from Accessibility ShortcutStep #4. Tap on Choose Filter in the popup and select Low Light.

Turn On Low Light on Zoom Filter on iPhoneThat’s it!

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How To Dim iPhone Screen Using Zoom Controller

Step #1. Launch Settings app →  Tap on General.

Tap on Settings Then General on iPhoneStep #2. Tap on Accessibility →  Tap on Zoom.

Zoom Options in iPhoneStep #3. Turn on Zoom and also make sure to switch on Show Controller

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Turn On Zoom in iPhone 6Step #3. Turn on Zoom and also make sure to switch on Show Controller.

Turn On Show Controller in Zoom on iPhoneStep #4. Next up, you should see a tiny round icon on the screen with grey and white color. It is zoom controller. Tap on it.

Zoom Controller on iPhone

Step #5. Tap on Choose Filter in the popup→ Now select Low Light and then tap on anywhere on the screen to close Zoom options window.

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Turn On Low Light on Zoom Filter on iPhoneThat’s all!

At any time if you wished to disable this low light, simply tap on the zoom controller and then tap on Zoom Out. If you want to completely turn off this feature, follow all the above described steps and then turn off both Zoom and Show Controller.

Do know any other out-of-the box tricks which are there in iOS 8?

Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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