How to use your Android in the dark without hurting your eyes

Written by on March 29, 2011 in apps, Uncategorized - 3 Comments


Using your Android phone in the dark can strain your eyes! Don’t worry, you don’t have to give up using your mobile at night. You could just turn down the brightness on your phone but there are two reasons for not doing this. The first is that you have to go to the effort of turning down and then turning up the brightness, I know, poor you. The second reason is that turning down the brightness doesn’t do a good enough job. It may make the screen darker but colours are still left quite sharp.


Screen Filter is a free app that simply applies a shade to your screen. This makes the screen much easier on your eyes. The shade is enabled by launching the app and is disabled by launching the app again. Screen Filter allows you to adjust the brightness of the screen filter.


1. Extremely easy to use

The screen filter can be enabled and disabled with a click of the app icon. Brightness can be adjusted by clicking the app in the notifications and choosing the percentage of brightness. The app even has a useful widget which makes it even easier to reduce brightness.

2. Effective

The Screen Filter is much more effective than lowering the screen brightness. The app manages to decrease brightness much more.


1. No cons

Well, this is a bit embarrassing! This is the first time I haven’t been able to find a con for an app. Screen Filter is free, is easy to use and works much better than the inbuilt brightness adjuster. Help me out here, if you find a con let us know in the comments.


If you use your Android in the dark then download Screen Filter. It may be a one trip pony but its free and does its job very well.

Price: Free



Either click the image on the left or scan the image with Barcode Scanner on your Android.

About the Author

Caleb is an 18 year old student from England. He bought an Android mobile over a year ago and has been a self confessed Android fan ever since. Caleb is passionate about helping people to make the most of their Android.

3 Comments on "How to use your Android in the dark without hurting your eyes"

  1. eye doctor March 30, 2011 at 9:59 am · Reply

    “…and could even damage them. ”

    No, no it couldn’t. Why did you just make that up?

    • calebk March 30, 2011 at 11:19 am · Reply

      I assume that as your called eye doctor your actually an eye doctor. I thought that using a screen in the dark could damage your eyes but it turns out there are only short term effects. Will change the article, Sorry! Shows I should research every fact I put out there, I’ll learn some day.

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