Turning backlight off

Discussion in 'iPad 1 Forum' started by barrygordon, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. barrygordon

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    scifan57, You are incorrect. On an iPad 1 running IOS 5.1.1 turning off the backlight (using Screendimmer) leaves the touchscreen active. Touching the screen with the backlight turned off shows the page that is on the screen at the current brightness setting. Using the Apple supplied method which is to put the ipad to sleep or power it down does turn off the backlight and shut down the touch screen. Apple should provide a method for controlling the backlight (on/off) in addition to brightness. This would truly save battery life and allow for the iPad to be used in many home control systems without its being a "night light". In many Home Control systems notifications are displayed on wall mounted controllers (iPads) in large type. An example of this is CallerID or emergency messages e.g. tornado warnings
     
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    Your method will only work on jailbroken devices. If someone can't or doesn't 't want to jailbreak, he can't turn off the backlight.
     
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    That is correct. I really don't see why Apple does not supply the option to turn the backlight off with a brightness setting of zero or minus one (-1). On a jailbroken device tuning the backlight off never affects the touchscreen capability. I would pay a reasonable amount for this capability.
     

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