Velis Auto Brightness

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About this app

NOTICE: this app has been discontinued and only remains in the play store for existing users.

Usage manual & FAQ:
XDA thread:

Note: This app uses Accessibility services for the following functions:
- lock screen
- screen overlay
- service operation
We do not collect any data and do not perform any actions.

Note: The app also uses permission to query all installed apps for the following functions:
- Excluded apps feature: displaying the list of all installed apps so that you can select which ones to exclude
We do not collect any data and do not use the permission for anything other than identifying the apps you want VAB to turn off for.

Note: Despite this, it still needs some other special permissions. All needed permissions are explained in the initial configuration wizard and you will be directed to their appropriate configuration pages as you set up the app for the first time. Any missing permissions of this nature are reported in a snack on main page.
Note: Notification is mandatory for this app because without it Android will stop the service too often for too long.

Also please see XDA thread about language support. Any translation help most welcome!

Velis auto brightness aims to provide the best possible brightness experience by using your devices sensors to determine the environment you're in. You have complete control over how much brightness will be applied for any given light condition, from selecting the sensors used to fully customizable brightness graph. This is a replacement for system provided auto-brightness functionality usually found in Settings / Display / Brightness


- Initial configuration wizard for an easy start
- User-selectable sensors: light, proximity, cameras
- Brightness presets for every taste and screen
- Profiles (save the brightness graph under your own name)
- Fully customizable brightness graph to fit your needs or cover your sensor’s faults
- Extensive sensitivity adjustments (light change threshold, smoothing times up / down, boost threshold)
- Superdimming to make those shades really dark
- Excluded apps (will disable Velis Auto Brightness when they are in use)
- Launcher widget with on/off button, profile select button and a brightness graph
- Tasker / Locale support for many sensor readings and app settings
- Convenient in-app store for premium content (some tasker and widget functionality) and developer support
- Custom app language
- Additional brightness when charging
- Only uses sensors when screen is on conserving battery

Tasker plug-in / Locale plug-in: Provides conditions for screen on, calculated light reading, proximity sensor reading, calculated brightness. Exposes many settings to locale / tasker for detailed adjustment from these managers. Some of this functionality is premium content available through in-app purchase.

App homepage:
XDA thread (best for support):

Activating multiple auto-brightness applications will not produce expected results so make sure only Velis auto brightness is active while you test it. This file is provided AS IS - without any warranty. The autor will not be liable for any (un)imaginable inconveniences, including, but not limited to your phone frying or your screen starting to shoot launcher widgets at you. :)

This app is available in following languages: Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English, French, Italian, German, Greek, Hungarian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Slovene, Vietnamese
Thanks to all the translators for their hard work. Please see homepage if you want to help with translations.
Updated on
Mar 27, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

4.43K reviews
A Google user
November 17, 2019
THIS IS IT. What you want: an app that will automatically dim your screen more than Android's retina-searing auto brightness. This does that. You'll want to enable "superdim" under advanced settings, which allows even lower brightness levels. The only way an app can fix this is by drawing over the screen, and recent versions of Android make it harder to do this instead of fixing auto-brightness. I hope this app continues to work or we can get the dev to open source it. No updates since 2017.
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A Google user
January 15, 2020
Edit: I figured out a fix Broke my phone. I uninstalled the app, and now I can't control the brightness on my phone(through settings, quicksettings, or even tasker). I reinstalled the app and found the "disable system handler". I still can't control my brightness manually, even after uninstalling. Edit: I turned off the persistent notification and the system handler disable then uninstalled, and it's working right again. You should have an uninstall menu option that does this for you
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Stanislav Mekhanoshin
March 26, 2021
The idea is good: I can set my own screen brightness for each level of ambient brigtness sensor reading. At this point everything good ends and starts the ugly. It forgets what I have just configured, it behaves differently in different apps, it behaves differently after reboot (i.e. with the same set brightess level I have different actual brightness at a margin of 10%), it does not react to settings sometimes until reboot, and finally beeing disabled reenables itself.
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What's new

* Fix an issue where settings would not activate transparent widget setting on purchase
* Fix for triple touch not accepting values higher than 3
* Fix for app not receiving notification of charger plugging in / disconnecting