Screen Filter

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About this app

Applies a shade that acts as a dimmer to ensure your eyes don't hurt. Far more powerful than Android's built-in brightness setting. Great for low-light gaming, web browsing, and eBook reading. It even saves battery life for AMOLED displays!

More features:
- Widgets: Easy access to preset brightness levels.
- Tasker/Locale Plug-in! Set brightness based on time/place/etc. To disable, configure for 100% brightness.
- Brightness slider uses logarithmic scale for fine-grained control.
- Drag the app icon to your desktop to use for toggling on/off.
- Prompts to confirm very low brightness settings.
- Option to disable soft-key backlight (does not work on all phones).

*** If you accidentally make your screen go BLACK ***
1. Pull your battery or (Nexus7) hold power button for 10 seconds
2. Uninstall the app to reset your bad brightness setting
3. Reinstall the app and use it normally again

This app will always be free! If you want to show your appreciation, please donate to Wikipedia on my behalf (and let me know you did):

Thank you! Email me if you have any other problems or questions I haven't mentioned.
Updated on
Apr 17, 2014

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Ratings and reviews

125K reviews
Scott Surbrook (GlueFactoryBJJ)
January 12, 2022
Works great... Until Android 12 update :( I've used this app for years without any problem. The darkest setting in dark mode (white text on black) is too bright for nighttime reading. The brightness of the screen kept my wife up, so I looked for a way to darken it further. This app was it! The Android 12 update came along and the screen freezes. No screen input except for the notification bar. Needless to say, that doesn't work for me. Time to search for a new app! :(
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Scott Hahn
March 8, 2022
I absolutely loved this app and used it for years, but changes to Android 12 made it unusable. The filter completely blocks access to the touchscreen. I'm not sure if the app is even still being maintained, unfortunately. I've dropped it now for Darker Pro. It has decent Tasker integration and so far meets my meager needs. Thanks for the good times, Screen Filter.
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A Google user
December 3, 2018
This was a great app on my last phone. Being able to dim the screen beyond the standard settings means being able to use your phone in places not normally allowed. I could even use it in the movie theater without disturbing anyone else. Unfortunately, it doesn't work entirely on my new S9. It won't dim the shade menu, or the soft keys, which are bright enough by themselves to disturb others. Hopefully there's an update coming, as I find this app to be one of the must haves
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What's new

- Fixes for KitKat
- Nicer status icon
- Updated UI theme

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Known issues:
- Clicking "install" in Android Market/Google Play does not work when filter is on
- Soft-key backlight control does not work on all phones
- Brightness pulses slightly when switching activities