Fix Screen Brightness Bug After Respring in iOS 6 With This Jailbreak Tweak [Updated]


Have you noticed an issue where the brightness of the screen goes all the way down after you respring your jailbroken iOS device?

It’s not clear why we face the issue, but it can be very annoying if you’re like me who installs many tweaks. Thankfully a new jailbreak has just hit Cydia that promises to fix the issue.

BrightnessFix For iOS 6, the aptly named jailbreak tweak by Jonas Gessner claims to fix the low brightness issue.

While you can always turn off the display by pressing the Sleep/Wake button and turn it back on by pressing the Home button as a workaround, it’s a lot easier to fix the issue by installing the tweak.

It’s not clear how the developer has fixed the issue, but as ModMyi points out “the brightness may go down initially after a respring, but by the time the device starts back up, the brightness returns to the level that it was at before initiating the respring.”

BrightnessFix For iOS 6 is available for free on Cydia. You can click on the download link at the bottom of the post if you’re on a jailbroken iOS device if you want to install it from Cydia.

Let us know how it goes in the comments.


iFix Brightness for 6.x for some strange reason disappeared from Cydia, but thankfully Jonas Gessner has released a jailbreak tweak called BrightnessFix For iOS 6 that addresses the same issue. So I’ve updated the post accordingly.

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  • Matt

    I get this issue on my unbroken iPhone 5, so I don’t think it only affects jb phones.

    • iPhoneHacks

      Perhaps you may want to jailbreak your iPhone to fix the issue :)

    • tekchef

      I also have had this problem long before i JB my iPhone 5. after the 6.1 update i haven’t see the problem.

  • blu

    I only have it happen occasionally, but it is weird that it happens.
    I can’t find it in cydia either

    • iPhoneHacks

      Yeah, it happens occasionally but it’s quite annoying.

    • mE.!

      happens on my 4s on 6.1.2 as well. My workaround is the SBSetting for Brightness. I just have to tap it and the brightness snaps right back.

  • Chris Jones

    If the proximity sensor is on and you cover and uncover it resets as well.

  • Guest

    hey idont find it please help me !!!!!

  • Alan

    I can’t find it too. Damn, I really wanted to see if this works.

  • Damian W

    It fixed my ipad and iPhone. I know that another tweak called ScreenDimmer messes with brightness too. It used to work well, but now it sets brightness at the lowest level upon automatic lock.

  • untzuntz

    I find that this respring bug only happens when i re-spring from within springtomize (after making changes) whenever i respring with sbsettings it resprings correctly. i end up respringing with sbsettings after springtomize.

    • PasserBy

      I get this too.
      But I just sleep and unsleep to resolve it.

  • JCT

    i couldnt find it either under that name found it under Brightnessfix for iOS 6

  • marcos2801

    BrightnessFix for iOS 6