Custom Auto Brightness

Custom Auto Brightness


NOTE: If you have any problems or suggestions with the app, please contact me by email, as there is no possibility to answer in Market.

A simple tool to control automatic brightness. Works with real backlight, so it doesn't waste battery on LCD screens. Turn off standard auto brightness in settings, and other brightness apps or problems may arise.

How to use:
Use upper slider to select an enviroment brightness you want to adjust for.
Then use the lower slider to set screen brightness value for the selected enviroment brightness. If you tick the "Demonstrate selected brightness value", it will also demonstrate the selected screen brightness right at the moment.
Tick "Activate service", close the app and cycle screen off and on. The service will activate.
On some devices brighness sensor is non-standard, so you may have to run calibration from the settings (Menu - Settings - Calibrate sensor).
You also may detect minimum screen brightness supported by your device by selecting "Check brightness range" in settings so the app would work more efficiently. The screen may not go absolutely dim, that is normal, most devices limit lowest brightness.

Description of permissions:
WRITE_SETTINGS, SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
These are required by the very way the app works. Writes system brightness and also sets current screen brightness.

INTERNET, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
Required by an error reporting system, required to send the reports.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
Required to allow the application to autostart after device reboot.

GET_TASKS
Used to determine current onscreen application for an list of excluded applications, for example, APK installer.

Recent changes:
Fixed service restart problem.
FAILSAFE mechanism: try to turn screen on 5 times in 10 seconds to disable adjuster.
Sensor should now work on HTC devices.
Proximity sensor disabled by default.
Button brightness made fully customisable.
Some fixes in interface.
Brightness sensor calibration is now fully on-the-fly.
Adjustment can now be disabled when charging.
Can force screen to be on when charging.
Fixed issues with some SE phones.
Some more fixes (and probably bugs.. Contact me!)
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Free
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4.2
User ratings
676
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
180 kb
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About Custom Auto Brightness
NOTE: If you have any problems or suggestions with the app, please contact me by email, as there is no possibility to answer in Market.

A simple tool to control automatic brightness. Works with real backlight, so it doesn't waste battery on LCD screens. Turn off standard auto brightness in settings, and other brightness apps or problems may arise.

How to use:
Use upper slider to select an enviroment brightness you want to adjust for.
Then use the lower slider to set screen brightness value for the selected enviroment brightness. If you tick the "Demonstrate selected brightness value", it will also demonstrate the selected screen brightness right at the moment.
Tick "Activate service", close the app and cycle screen off and on. The service will activate.
On some devices brighness sensor is non-standard, so you may have to run calibration from the settings (Menu - Settings - Calibrate sensor).
You also may detect minimum screen brightness supported by your device by selecting "Check brightness range" in settings so the app would work more efficiently. The screen may not go absolutely dim, that is normal, most devices limit lowest brightness.

Description of permissions:
WRITE_SETTINGS, SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW
These are required by the very way the app works. Writes system brightness and also sets current screen brightness.

INTERNET, ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE
Required by an error reporting system, required to send the reports.

RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED
Required to allow the application to autostart after device reboot.

GET_TASKS
Used to determine current onscreen application for an list of excluded applications, for example, APK installer.

Recent changes:
Fixed service restart problem.
FAILSAFE mechanism: try to turn screen on 5 times in 10 seconds to disable adjuster.
Sensor should now work on HTC devices.
Proximity sensor disabled by default.
Button brightness made fully customisable.
Some fixes in interface.
Brightness sensor calibration is now fully on-the-fly.
Adjustment can now be disabled when charging.
Can force screen to be on when charging.
Fixed issues with some SE phones.
Some more fixes (and probably bugs.. Contact me!)
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 2, 2014
Surerb! Great application that adds very nice and highly welcome possibility to correct the factory settings of screen auto brightness. Easy to use, fast, simple to tune up for one's needs. Thank you Dmitry. Дима, спасибо за очень полезную утилиту!
A Google User
Jul 17, 2014
Amazing Has everything you'd need and more, also very customisable and easy to interpret.
A Google User
Jul 6, 2014
great app you may like app YAAB more, it's open source, so you can trust it more. both are great. button brightness, think I'm sold here
A Google User
Jul 2, 2014
So close If only it would keep doing its job without continually calling it up. It seem to misread sensor when phone is turned on.
A Google User
May 24, 2014
Buggy Nexus 5 KitKat. This app fails to update screen brightness after a while even as the service is still running in the background (still shows up in the list of running processes). This app disabled the system auto brightness (per recommendation) so as the app stops working the screen brightness cannot be changed and I have to reboot just to change the screen brightness. Since this is the only auto brightness app that suited my preferences it looks like I'll have to revert to manual for good.