I've used this for years, and finally gave up. Right about the time you finally tough it out to get it to use appropriate brightness levels, there will be an update or you'll switch phones, or have to reset your phone, and then you're back to the garbage defaults. I've used this with an S4, S5, and Note 4 on Android 4 thru 6. I wish there was a better product out there. The Samsung default auto brightness never chooses the extremes, for that matter the slider will never let you dim the screen enough to avoid washing out your night vision. That's what I used Lux for - dimming it so I could use the phone in complete dark on dog walks without killing my night vision. I wish Lux would offer an option just like the default slider / auto, except with the enhanced range of super-dim to super-bright that they can do, along with a simple on/off for night mode. The way the app works now is SO INSANELY CONVOLUTED so as to be unusable. They need to scrap the interface and rewrite it. I'm now using Twilight with the default android brightness control. It sucks, but it sucks less than dealing with Lux.
Once upon a time it was simply indispensable and saved more battery than any other app. Easy 2 set up and once done, near transparent 2 user. Works fine on my former phone (SG Note 2 (4.4.2)), BUT on Moto X Pure 2015 (5.0.1) have to disable Lux's "Draw Over Other Apps" permission EACH time I set up a new app (AND EVEN TO USE MANY OTHERS), then go back and re-enable it. If I don't do this, I can't set up almost any other new app. THEN, if I forget to re-enable it, Lux doesn't function/control brightness and crashes constantly -which I understand, since I've just cold it it can't work/"draw over"- (formerly it was rock solid): This is a serious limitation (actually, it's a deal beaker : uninstalling it). This is evidently a problem with android 5 or later (certainly is with 6 on this phone), as the discussion group is full of comments about this on lots of different hardware. Dev says that permission is for night/astronomer mode, and that could be, but it happens even if that is defeated/off in app settings. I suspect it is a AMOLED vs LCD issue (or even security). With LCD's having to essentially "draw over other 'everything' " continually, due to how LCD tech uses the backlight constantly on in background, with draw over for every pixel, but I don't know that 4 sure. Would have looked to keep it, since I think it may actually save even more power on my Moto's LCD, than it did on OLED, but I can't: It's too much on work (constantly changing "draw over other apps setting") to run it anymore. Sorry, and thanks for many years use Vito.
Best auto brightness app, the ability to set profiles for certain light conditions is good, and its really customization with color temperature and brightness it also has a really nice interface and works really well without causing any issues with my device. As for improvements i wish i could tap on brightness and night mode color temperature settings and tap in a exact number via a onscreen keypad instead of relying on sliders. other then that i just wish it was apart of android and in the quick settings section instead of the default brightness. very good job on the app.
Great brightness app This app is great! It has settings for people who want the auto brightness to "just work" as well as people who would like more control over the way their auto brightness works. I love the night mode tint and I think this app saves me battery life, especially at night. At night, my phones default adaptive brightness still burns my retinas out, but with this app I can fix that. If your auto brightness doesn't work well on your phone, buy this app.
great idea...but constant rapid on/off toggling makes it unusable When it works, it's amazing and quickly grew to appreciate it. However, it only works when I'm not on the web. Whenever chrome is open, the app goes into a crazy on/off cycling, which is difficult to stop and makes the app impossible to use. I wrote the developer twice about the issue. Both messages went unreplied. So this is the best I can do, given that the app is a beautiful idea but doesn't work (and my helpful feedback was ignored... But hey, I'm just one user). Good luck
DWISOTT Does What It Says On the Tin. This app works away seamlessly in the background and changes the screen brightness to make sure I don't waste my battery. I have had to set a couple of things such as reading on my kindle app in a dark room, but mostly it just works. Much easier on the eyes as well, compared to before installation. Thanks. Now using it on nexus 5 and galaxy tab s 8.4, previously Nexus 7 and Nexus 4
- Attempt to fix Android 6.0+ crashes
- If using plug-ins, please check that Lux has been granted root access