Screen Filter

4.3
132K reviews
5M+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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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).

NOTE:
*** 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):

https://donate.wikimedia.org

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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4.3
132K reviews
Michelle L
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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Scott Surbrook
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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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