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
84
4.2
User ratings
697
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
Dec 11, 2014
Nice app but with little problem For android 5.0, permission confirm dialog when installing app cannot press confirm button. Also some apps creating vpn connection cannot check the check box to trust the apps. Due to this two issue, I need to change the overlay type between TYPE_SYSTEM_OVERLAY and TYPE_SYSTEM_ERROR. Hope there will be a best solution to fix this problem.
A Google User
Oct 31, 2014
Doesn't seem to work as it should? Doesn't seem to work as it should. Sometimes my brightness gets changed sometimes it refuses to do so. OnePlus CM11S
A Google User
Oct 29, 2014
Does exactly what it says. It's reliable and free.
A Google User
Oct 16, 2014
Not working on Sony z1 Not working on xperia z1. Screen powers on at min brightness, regardless of settings! Disabled "set min at screen on" tried "foreground mode" no change. The brightness is not corrected until manually relaunching the app. Bug report submitted.
A Google User
Oct 12, 2014
Says insufficient storage..3.2gb available