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There's also Lux for Android too. ;) Essential.
And there is f.lux for iOS, but you need to jailbreak to use it. almost worth it on its own.
Lux/EasyEyes/Twilight all act exactly like F.lux. I use f.lux on OS X and I use Lux on Android and I can tell you 100% that it does exactly what f.lux does on OS X. (I previously used EasyEyes and Twilight and they both also did)
If you don't mind an add on Lux does a much better job of controlling the auto-brightness than the native system. I gave up on the native version because it kept losing it's mind in low light and jumping to full brightness. Lux lets you set custom points that it will learn from and adapt to how you like the light.
Yeah the red filter on CF.lumen is ridiculous. Change Sundown/Sleep color filter to Temperature mode and set the temperature to around 3400 K. That's what I use and I love it.
I also recommend Lux to manage the actual brightness of the screen.
Use an app such as Lux. It darkens the screen by drawing over it, rather than just dimming the backlight. Works best on AMOLED displays I suspect, but should help you somewhat.
There are also free apps that do the same thing I believe, but I haven't tried them.
I turn it off and use Lux - it's fully customisable (step size up and down, sensitivity, etc.)
Edit: Thanks for the downvotes. Who needs constructive discussion, right?
I'm running f.lux on my android as we speak. It's a very good brightness manager.
Edit, I now realize the app is actually just called Lux but seems to do the exact thing that f.lux does
There's an app called Lux which is pretty good about auto-brightness. It will adjust brightness when you first unlock the device, and it won't touch it unless you command it to do so. There's also an option that lets it behave like traditional auto-brightness where it adjust when light changes.
The auto-brightness is junk from LG. If you're really into it, Auto-Lux is a great app to control your brightness. It takes some fiddling but it works nicely!
My S6 never had the S Finder stuff (I've only seen screenshots of T-Mobile, Rodgers, and apparently Viva) and I use Lux which somehow disables the brightness bar.
You know what, I forgot about that. I did have them on Cyanogenmod my Captivate.
Anyway, the point is that I haven't rooted my S6 and it doesn't look like that mess that people keep linking to. That's why I provided a screenshot (with your comment visible so I can prove it was recent). I mean, there's plenty of things Touchwiz does that one can complain about without making things seem worse than they are.
I'm trying Lux and it's working very well.
The light sensor in the device is really good and you can tell it to be dynamic or just to adjust when the screen turns on.
Invaluable for me when I pick up my phone in the dark, phone doesn't blind me and you can teach it the brightness you like for every light level.
Since you can't root this Verizon Moto G it was valuable in hiding away the gapps I didn't want used. I also hid them from the drawer in Nova Launcher and turned off sync in the settings.
He's probably using Lux or Twilight. The two apps can alter your phone's factory settings on brightness. And, in this case, he has a red tint overlay.
Feel free to try it if your phone is still too bright on its lowest/dimmest setting.
Can anyone recommend an app that'll let me adjust the auto-brightness levels? If I manually set the brightness on my phone to minimum, it's fine, but the auto-brightness never goes that low.
Edit: found one that seems to do what I want: Lux (paid, lite)
For me it's one thing, and one thing only, to install Lux or f.lux for more complete screen color temperature control. I know Android 10 has Night Light now, but I'm underwhelmed.
for Android users... Lux "dims" your screen lower than system settings.
Lux Lite is the free version.
If it doesn't work well for you, you might want to try Lux. You have much better control over the brightness and can even set your own steps.
Do what I do with my Note4 Uber setup. Use a tablet for Hotspot AND any waiting time websurfing (also will keep you online while in a phone call).
"Lux Auto Brightness"
"Smart Rotate: Screen Control"
apps from the playstore for your phone running the Uber app. These apps will let you turn the brightness WAY down and will let you easily force the screen to change orientation from time to time to prevent burn-in. It's not ideal, but it's a LOT more doable than getting Uber to change something.
This happens because an app is overlaying the screen and for security reasons, Android is trying to ensure that the app isn't granting permissions on your behalf. For example, Lux does this on my phone. Go into Settings => Apps and click the gear icon at the top, then choose "Draw over other apps". Click the dropdown and select "Apps with permission" to see which ones you granted the "Draw over other apps" permission. Turn off the permission in the apps one after the other untill you find which one is responsible.
In the past I've used Lux Auto Brightness successfully on various devices but Marshmallow seemed to screw it up. It was behaving in a similar way to what you describe. If you give Lux a try (there's also a free version) it would be interesting to see if the problem remains or goes away.
I assumed they were on mobile, didn't know f.lux was on desktops.
Edit- I now realize the app I'm using is actually just called Lux but seems to do the exact thing that f.lux does. It works well. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux
Really now? Welcome! Glad to have you aboard!
Lux is an auto-brightness application that, if you're rooted and a plugin exists for your device, can directly interface with your screen instead of doing the overlay like how your phone currently does it. It'll look exactly like how F.lux looks on Desktop PCs.
I've written plugins for Lux for the phones that I have, but I've never had a Moto E so I don't know if such a plugin exists for that.
I believe there are other ways to also get that non-overlay functionality (so you can have that sweet sweet beautiful screen), but I'm only familiar with how Lux does it. Pretty sure you have to be rooted for all of them, though.
Lux Auto Brightness has an option to "Use alternative overlay" which avoids this and other similar problems such as preventing Google Wallet transactions.
I'll be sure to give it a shot. I actually never heard of Lux, is it this. What's your experience with a rooted phone (pros/cons)? I've never done it before since it never caught my interest.
btw, Happy cakeday!
Adaptive brightness is supposed to learn if you manually adjust the slider when it's too bright or too dark. I can't find documentation stating that, but it's an Android feature, or at least is was. Leave adaptive brightness enabled and adjust the slider as needed when the display is too bright or too dim. It will learn your preferences.
Here's the Lux app, but it looks like it hasn't been maintained by the developer for a while now.
I used to use this one, had a great interface and you couldn't customise specific situations on the fly (e.g. inside and it's bright, turn down and it remembers it).
Having said that, I have less issues now than I did at the start.
I mentioned Lux in another comment but I just installed it on my 7 Pro and it works as great as always. Even has a shake to brighten option.
My auto-brightness went wonky after my first Nougat security update.
Lux https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux has proved reliable across all my devices – combine it with Tasker and you have brightness profiles for different situations.
Why not use one of the many apps that allows you to set the brightness to below 0%? The brightness range on android is -100% to +100%, so 0% brightness is actually 50% brightness.
Example app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en
That could be the case but I use Lux which manages the auto brightness much better and in what is a normal fashion. It must be something with the auto brightness feature they have.
Hunh! LOL, are you messin' with me because it does seem brighter at its lowest setting. If you're worried that it'll impact battery life, I can't recommend Lux enough. Great app for "dialing in" exactly how bright you want your screen. It's also saved my bacon on a few camping trips where I really needed to conserve the battery.
You can try Lux auto brightness
Xposed framework, and GravityBox has an option to lower the minimum brigthness (I use this option; be carefull to not lower it too much).
I'm debating using one of these apps:
Lux Auto Brightness
Yet Another Auto Brightness
Both of them were recommended in other posts about this issue.
Right now, I just restarted my phone and it seems ok but I'll have to wait and see at home where I can adjust the lights and really test it. My office is too bright to figure out if restarting helped.
Do you have an app that puts filters on your screen (Like Lux Auto Brightness)? Android prevents installs when there's a filter over it. Probably for security reasons.
What I do is I turn off my app that applies screen filters when installing, or put the android system in the whitelist of your filters app.
Alternatively, try opening the app installer from your file browser instead of through the HB app.
I use an app called Lux for my Android. It does a better job of automatic brightness adjustments than stock (Moto X 2014), and it can automatically go into night mode based on a sunset time it automatically gets from somewhere.
I don't think so. There's an app called Lux which has the best auto brightness features I've used, but your max is your max.
Maybe if you were rooted there would be a way to send more voltage to your screen or something, idk. Doesn't sound feasible though.
Came here to post this. As a linux user, I use Redshift as well. Works beautifully. My screen is always tinted so I don't strain my eyes.
On mobile there is Lux which is totally worth the price. There is a light version, but honestly just buy it.
It's a 1-month-old Xperia Z3.
Usage details: Lux for auto-brightness with default curve and "smart" day/night switch. WiFi always on (even on sleep). Airplane mode every night from 23.00 to 07:00. Stamina mode activated at 15%. I mostly only use Twitter, BBC News and Ticker.
Anyone who hasn't downloaded Lux or Lux Lite yet should do so immediately. "Full" brightness without a 3rd party app is actually 80% of the full brightness. It also lets you go darker than normal.
There's also an Android version, called Lux
Here's the free, light version of it
BTW, I noticed yesterday that you can set several different pictures as your wallpaper and they switch every hour through the personal tab in settings. That's awesome!
Removing the LG stuff, replacing the launcher and using Greenify to hibernate stuff aside, Lux Auto Brightness is doing a good job of prolonging my battery life.
Rather than polling for changes in ambient light, like normal auto brightness does, you can set Lux to only work on wake when the phone is unlocked. It'll take just one reading and adjust accordingly, rather than routinely checking for any changes.
It takes a while to set your lux/luma samples - it's easy to do - but the benefits are worth it. I've extended my SOT by at least 45 minutes.
> I prefer having it on the notification panel
That because you haven't tried Lux! Seriously, so much better in every possible way - from the actual functionality, features, options, etc...
It's worth every penny just for the insane amount of battery it will save every day, and is a godsend for doing anything at night. It lets your bring the backlight below the zero point, to the point where you could literally use your phone in a movie theater without anyone noticing.
Nothing has really compelled me to make the shift to lollipop. Thanks for the suggestions, I'll have to check them out. I have always heard good things about Cyanogen, but have never actually tried it.
Live Display sounds interesting; I've always had to use lux auto brightness on my mobile devices. It's basically f.lux but on the Play Store, with custom device colour profiles.
You need a custom kernel. Lux with its accompanying Nexus 5 Plugin is great if you use a supported kernel.
I can definitely recommend Lux for Android (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux) which pretty much does the same thing, but deals with brightness too. You can create links between ambient brightness and screen brightness - i.e. whenever it's this bright, set the screen to this brightness.
And... good morning! Do you spend time on the computer before going to bed? The light from the screen will mess with your head, and convince your brain it's the middle of the day and not time to sleep at all. Same goes for your phone if you reddit in bed.
So there are two things you can try. 1: stop watching bright screens at least 3 hours before your bedtime. Read a book, drink herbal teas, and massage your feet with warm stones. Or 2: try what I did and install apps that will change the color of your screen to a more redish color at nightime. It sounds like magic, but I used to stay awake till 4 or even 5am like you, and now I fall asleep perfectly fine.
Give it a try! For the computer, I use https://justgetflux.com/ , and for my (android) phone, it's an app called Lux: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux . But I'm sure there a bunch of others you can find if those don't suit you. And I'm in no way affiliated with those two btw, just a happy customer!
How does this differ from Lux, especially in rootless mode?
Using Moto X Style.
You should also check out Lux. Better name and has some nice features /profiles
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Lux does a great job.
These four are for Android devices.
Lux Auto Brightness: Essentially f.lux for your phone/tablet. Adjusts screen brightness according to your surroundings' lighting, and adds a red-orange filter to your screen in night mode to make things easier on your eyes.
Light Flow: Really useful if your phone has a notification light. You can customise notification light colours and phone vibration patterns for all sorts of notifications, and even add a light setting for missed calls and battery levels (when charging). It can be quite convenient to see what notifications you have without having to unlock your phone.
Greenify: Hibernates apps that needlessly run in the background to clear up RAM - useful if you have an older device. You can choose which apps are hibernated by Greenify, so it won't hibernate anything you actually want to keep running. The free version is perfectly usable but the paid package adds extra features, like being able to hibernate system apps.
Poweramp: The best Android music player I've tried so far. Originally tried it because, at the time, it was the only app that could play FLAC files, but I've stuck with it because it has a ton of other great features. The free version lets you use it for 14 days and unlocks every feature in the app (rather than keeping some features locked to the paid version like many apps do) so you get a chance to try everything out before deciding to buy it or not.
If you're on Android, check out Lux. Smart auto brightness with configurable thresholds, works like a charm.
I use Lux
Just download Lux.
Theres a paid version and a free one.
I completely forgot that I have Lux installed. I'll play with that and see what progress happens, if any.
I can't live without Lux on my devices. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en
There are apps. Try Lux https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux
Can get it for your phone and computer. It will adjust warmnesss of color according to time throughout the day
Dark themes are a must have. I use Lux and have it set to -20% of the brightness setting it chooses. I was also happy to find Tiles and Tile Root for Nougat as they both have immersion settings where the status and/or nav bar will not be shown which will help slow down the burn in from those persistent icons.
Lux Auto brightness
I have bought lux. Works amazingly.
Have a G3 use lux
Works great for too bright and to dark with much better sensor capability then what's baked in.
Agree about auto brightness. Someone on another thread recommended Lux Auto brightness (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux) as working better but I haven't tried it yet.
Lux is a really good option as well and no root is required (I think)
Do you have a similar to LUX app installed by any chance?
It's on android tho https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux
But here's what it looks like
Night mode setting
Anyone else have any recommendations?
This app works wonderfully, but doesn't work when minimized or closed.
The fun thing about android is you can find alternative if you don't like something
This one? https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux
I ended up downloading an app where your can set your own settings!
I've personally been using Lux for years to lower the brightness past 0% https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux
(abandoned, bought it years ago and it always crashed on the newer versions of android. the trick to make it work was to manually grant it the required permissions)
i use it with:
(also abandoned and needs root but has the prettiest way to dim the screen, to control cf.lumen with lux you need to enable that setting in the advanced options menu of lux)
edit: notification control of lux on Android Pie:
Lemon balm is not going to compare with the likes of phenibut, but it's sustainable unlike phenibut. For light, Philips Hue light bulbs, Lux for Android, Flux for PC.
Instead of earplugs try something like LectroFan or if you have a PC/speakers in the room where you sleep MyNoise.net
Meditation is also a big help for getting back to sleep if you wake up after a few hours, though it's not an easy fix and must be continually practiced.
I must have a different version of Lux... Because I don't see it.
Do we talk about the same version?
I've actually read (though not sure if true) that more melatonin will actually worsen the situation.
The ideal dose is 0.5 to 1.0mg as I understand it.
MUCH more important though, darkness. It should be BLACK where he sleeps.
For 2-3 hours before trying to go to bed he should avoid all lights unless they're a very warm color. Blue light will affect his circadian rhythm. This is the case even in many blind people.
Yes it's called lux.
Lux doesn't require root
Your thoughts on the price point of the S5 and S6? He puts up with it just to be safe. <strong>Lux Auto Brightness</strong> - Paid - Rating: 92/100 - Search for 'NovaKey' on the <strong>Play Store</strong>. ------. ^Source ^Code ^| ^Feedback/Bug ^report. It's also ubiquitous, you can count on AT&T and have been for a while.
Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en
I had the same problem minus the yellow could not get a good brightness till i found lux look around for the free version
F.Lux is great under Windows.
Use redshift if you are using Linux/Unix.
Under Android Lux was the bestes i can get.
Lux has Tasker/Locale support.
Is Twilight any different than Lux?
There's also Lux for Android, if you want to use your phone in bed. :P
My Note 2 lasts for 12-18 hours on average with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and location (GPS) always on. Brightness is adaptive using Lux (free version). Might be worth popping into /u/jagermo's thread and asking him/her.
This is the one I've used in the past:
What about Lux?
Something similar is on Android
Yeah, there is also a lite version.
Linkme: Lux Auto Brightness
Try lux, I find it better than the default brightness control.
You should use Lux auto brightness. It's great and much better than built-in auto brightness, and has Tasker integration.
OK, I can give you farther away. Here's two from last night near central Dallas:
Winspear Opera House: http://imgur.com/a/KzDRS
Also, TIL that the Lux night mode affects screenshots.
A few things about my use:
From Midnight to 7am my phone was turned off, data is always off, wifi is always on.
I am using the Cloudy G3 rom: http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/development/rom-cloudyg3-1-0-t2917467
I am using the lollipop skin found here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/lg-g3/themes-apps/theme-lollipop-lollipop-theme-t2944558
I use the Lux auto brightness mod with a cap at 70% as the max it can go to: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en_GB
Indoors it makes my brightness fluctuate between 30-55%
Is there a reason why in the first 45mins of screen on time my battery stayed displayed at 100% even though it was unplugged?
If you have android get this app. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vito.lux&hl=en
Fucking invaluable. Made by /u/VitoCassisi
For apple you can do f.lux if jailbroken, but Apple shut down the main version (rumors that Apple may be doing something similar in the future)