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Hey - not sure what operating system you have but there's a great app I use on Android called Darker - allows you to go darker than the phone's lowest brightness (which I personally find can still be too bright sometimes). Great for cinemas actually, but also very good for pitch black at night. It can lower the capacitive button brightness too. Obviously no use to you if you're on an iPhone.
It's because you're using an app that "dims" the screen. What it's actually doing is putting an overlay over the screen. Android doesn't allow you to make any installs when the screen is overlaid because it could be for nefarious reasons. It's a security feature. Your screen dimming app probably informs you of this on the Google Play store or in the app.
My preferred screen dimming app is <strong>Darker</strong>. That app tells you in the app description.
>Note: When manually installing APK files, Android blocks the "Install" button from being pressed when Darker is running. This is NOT a bug. It's a protective measure to prevent malicious apps from camouflaging the install button. Pausing Darker will solve this.
Sorry, I meant Darker, not Darkness.
Here's the link to its listing on the Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
You'll need to get the Pro version for the color filter. There should be free apps out there that provide a color filter.
This screen filter app 'Darker' has Tasker support. They have intents for intensity and colour. They've explained it in detail in the description. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
Yep as an example, the Darker app (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter) has a list of intents you can use in Tasker to perform operations without opening the app.
The use case I'm going for here is when I connect to my Work WiFi I want to call an Intent I.e. redditsync.NSFW_OFF so the next time I go to reddit sync all my NSFW posts won't be visible.
I use one called Darker.
It works wonders, you can tap the icon to turn it on and off, I only use it before bed and there is a noticeable difference, instant eyeball relaxation.
Just a dark grey/black filter, and set it in the dark to get the proper dim.
Don't have an iPhone, so not sure what there is on that front.
Um guys there's an app called Darker which addresses this problem. I've been using it since the past month and it works as it should.
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> Darker can lower your screen brightness to extremely low levels, to help prevent eyestrain during the night. Use the built-in color filter* to adjust the color of your display, perfect for filtering out harsh white ...
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These smartphone apps never behave like I want them to. I especially had problems in low-light but not dark spaces, where cf.lumen kept turning on and off repeatedly, and Twilight (also often recommended) had some other problems, slight flickering sometimes I think. And none of them supported super-easy one-click pause and unpause (either you had to click more than once when turning them on or when pausing, or they were slow). Finally I found Darker, which does have automation in the Pro version, but in default you just turn it on and off by tapping the app icon, the darkening features are similar and it starts immediately.
If you're rooted I recommend cf.lumen. It works very well to adjust lighting and colour temperature dynamically, and as a rooted app, won't necessarily get kicked out of memory like the apps which work at a surface level do some times. Very carefree too.
That said, if you want more control to go even darker, Twilight as suggested already is very good, with a focus on easing you into sleep. Darker is also effective, and I even made the screen dark enough to be almost black once.
Darker does this but you need root access
(also, not sure if the free version can do this or it's a paid feature only)
I just got myself a pixel and found out that pixel filter doesn't work but I found another app called Darker, which as the name implies makes things darker but without the mesh overlay meaning you effectively don't miss out on resolution like you did with pixel filter, it works great so far and I personally paid for the app just to support the dev.
Here's the link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
I paid for screendimmer too so I'm unhappy that the developer isn't active anymore for a while
Here's the part that monitors the brightness of the stuff on your screen. The other part is a bunch of if/else actions that sends intents to Darker.
This is the app I use. I seriously love it and use it every night. I'm definitely content with the free version because it has a decent amount of settings you can change, but the paid one has great features to. Highly recommend.
I use Darker, but mostly for lowering the screen brightness below what the system slider allows. Great for nighttime usage. I don't bother using the colored overlay, I let the system night mode handle that. Darker also has tasker integration, which makes automation work out well, too.
I use Darker and I see the same behavior. This is done to avoid some malware to use an overlay on top of the install button.
Let's say you make some kind app that include some undisclosed ability to show an overlay of any kind. Now, you want to install some kind of malware without the user to notice. It still requires some kind of human interaction to sideload an APK (at least on non-rooted device).
The malicious developer could fake an installation overlay, with a non-threatening app name, with fake minimal permission. And if you press Install, it actually launch the installation of that other APK behind that overlay.
I guess you can see how dangerous that could be now ;)
Also Darker does the same thing. Plus you can reduce the intensity up to 20% which is pretty damn dark even in darkness. I leave mine at 50% at night.
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It also supports Macro Expansion.
I have an "oh fuck" kit I carry with me- caffeine pills, aspirin, anti-emetic (I take promethazine), a dose of my breakthrough pain med, earplugs, sunglasses, mouthwash, and a forehead sticky.
I take the pills with as much water as I can stomach as soon as the aura starts, pop in the earplugs, put on the shades, and try to get home to safety ASAP.
At home, I'll grab my gel eyemask from the freezer, plus an extra gel icepack for my neck, and then go hunker down in bed for the duration. I use this blackout curtain, which is awesome. Once things start winding down later, the app Darker is great too. I'll put on my noise-cancelling headphones over the earplugs (weird, but effective) and listen to podcasts or audiobooks very, very quietly.
Darker is better.
Darkens screen. Works good on AMOLED screens. Useful in the night.
I use darker, works great
There are apps that do this.
Remember to disable it when taking a screenshot. Since it's just an overlay.
As i had previously mentioned. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
Links: Darker (Screen Filter) and Darker Pro
Check out Darker https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter&hl=en
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.smarterdroid.wififiletransferWifi File Transfer
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=free.reddit.newsRelay for Reddit
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P S these are must have for me.
Most of them have great paid versions , you can try the free versions first.
The free app Darker could help you here. I launch the app at a certain time to set the brightness below the 'stock' minimum. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
This was exactly what I was looking for! I find the AOD / minimum brightness on Galaxy Watch 4 extremely bright, and too distracting, especially at night.
Unfortunately, it looks like it was removed from the Play Store, and I couldn't find the APK anywhere.
I tried a few Android dimmer apps (Darker, Screen Dimmer, Dimmer), they worked fine on Galaxy Watch 4, when the watch is on; but they failed to work on always-on display, which is the most crucial part.
I also tried customizing watchfaces; some watchfaces allow changing the text color to grey instead of white, which effectively lowers the brightness. But when on AOD, they go back to that bright white! It is so silly that the watch increases the brightness in the supposedly battery-friendly sleep mode.
So frustrating. Looks like I'll have to disable AOD when in dark rooms.
I found this today and it seems to work so far. Pixel 4a 5g https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
a blue light filter will work that supports custom colors...like Darker
why not use a filter then buddy, try Darker, it can reduce the screen’s brightness below minimum
A bunch of apps do it
Google search pops this one up first, never used it personally
I don't have Edge, but I have Hush, which I believe has the same motor. It's strong and it feels amazing.
> I am basically trying to find a toy that doesn't require looking a screen (ex: evening eyes tired, before bedtime, etc) Is there a way around using the app/phone?
Then Vector may be a better option for you. (That shop includes free 2-day shipping.) It's basically We-Vibe's version of Edge. Just like Edge, it has dual motors and you can adjust its angle. Both toys are quite powerful.
Vector's advantage over Edge is that you can control it not only with an app, but also with the included physical remote. So looking at a screen is optional.
If you do decide to go with Edge, my favourite blue light filter app is Darker. You can even schedule it to turn on and off at specific times.
It's a bit dark in here.
Same, I use Darker (I use the paid version).
I used to use Darker (Pro). In OP3 I've used Pixel Filter though (different approach for AMOLED that saves battery too).
If you have root, f.lux with its AMOLED and darkroom mode is great too.
Check out Darker. It's awesome. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mlhg.screenfilter
I use Darker and it's absolutely perfect for me.
Try it out :D
Darker does both! It also has custom color filters (may be a paid feature).
Don't know of one with quick tile support. I moved to Darker though from cf.lumen.
Maybe you find an app (like this?) that let's you make the screen completely (!) black.
I know it's not what you asked, but Darker does that job pretty good.
Darker was a wonderful addition to my android phone.
Me, too. Link
The paid version lets you use a color filter if you want, too (like orange to cancel blue light).
Darker is simpler to configure and use, and has more options to customize than Twilight.
For an alternative with screen tinting options check out Darker. Can also be controlled via Tasker.