Brightness is probably one of the most common things to adjust in iOS, or any device for that matter. I don’t know why, but I’ve always hated using Control Center to change my brightness. Swiping up was just an extra step that I didn’t need.
This is where a tweak by IanP is very useful. Available in the BigBoss repo for $0.99, it lets you swipe your status bar horizontally to adjust brightness. You can do this on your Springboard, lock screen, and any app showing the status bar.
It also has multiple options in your default Settings app, including Relative Adjustment, which changes how much your brightness is increased or decreased based on your current brightness, as well as Deadzone, which will require your finger to slide for a few seconds before it adjusts.
All in all, it’s a very simple but useful tweak that I would recommend to anyone who is like me and does not like using Control Center to change brightness.