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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133K reviews
Sassy Britches
April 11, 2022
No longer fully functional, looks like it doesn't like the newest Android update. Can turn the filter on, but then it makes it so you can't use the screen at all. Soft keys still work, but the rest of the screen doesn't. So, it's useless; if you don't want to use your phone you'd just turn the screen off completely, not dim it further but then leave it on. I've been using this app since probably it first came out, it's been my favorite and I'm sad I have to find a new one.
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Kern D
July 7, 2022
As others have said, this app doesn't work on Android 12 :( and I too, am sad about removing the app. Perhaps I'll keep it for posterity; it's been with me since the days of my slide phone. It's seen me through many late-night Google searches, and early morning texts. With each new phone, I knew I could count on Screen Filter being there for me, just as it always had been. Unchanged. Well, times are changing, and Screen Filter is becoming a relic of the past. Rest in peace, sweet Screen Fillter.
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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