How to reduce your Android screen's brightness for night reading

Even the lowest brightness level on Android phones tends to be too bright in a pitch-black room. To ease your eyes, we'll show you how to set up a simple app to reduce the brightness even further.

Screen filter Android market
Screenshot by Ed Rhee
Even the lowest brightness level on Android phones tends to be bright in a pitch-black room. To ease your eyes, here's how to set up a simple app to reduce the brightness even further:

Step 1:
From the Android Market, search for and install an app called Screen Filter, by haxor industry, and launch it.

Step 2:
The Screen Filter icon will display in the notification bar. Drag the notification bar down and select Screen Filter.

Screen filter notification bar
Screenshot by Ed Rhee

Step 3:
If you don't like the default filter percentage, drag the slider until you find the filter level you want.

Android screen filter settings
Screenshot by Ed Rhee


It is possible to set the filter so low that you won't be able to read anything on your screen. Anything below 20 percent will be extremely difficult to read, so don't go below it. If you accidentally set it too low, reboot your phone and uninstall the app. You can then reinstall it if you want to try again.
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About the author

Ed Rhee, a freelance writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is an IT veteran turned stay-at-home-dad of two girls. He focuses on Android devices and applications while maintaining a review blog at techdadreview.com.

 

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