Darker (Screen Filter) APK

Version 3.1 - com.mlhg.screenfilter
Last updated: 2020-05-21

APP Information

Download Version 3.1 (16310)
Apk Size128.11 KB
App Developermlhgdevelopment
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android4.1.x and up
App Packagecom.mlhg.screenfilter.apk

Download Darker (Screen Filter) 3.1 APK

App Description

Darker (Screen Filter) is mlhg,screenfilter,health,fitness,darker, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.14 by 7 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit mlhgdevelopment website who developed it. com.mlhg.screenfilter.apk apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 4.1.x and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 3.1 Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 131386+ times on store. You can also download com.mlhg.screenfilter APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Darker can lower your screen brightness to extremely low levels, to help prevent eyestrain during the night. Use the built-in color filter* to adjust the color of your display, perfect for filtering out harsh white backgrounds during the night.

This app is fully functional and does not include advertisements. Additional paid features are unlockable through an In-app purchase.

Xiaomi device / MIUI users need to go to Settings → Installed apps → Darker → Other permissions, and enable "Display pop-up window" for Darker to work correctly.

Paid features include:

» Auto-On & Auto-Off

» Start at boot

» Lower brightness below 20%

» Darken navigation bar

» Custom filter colors

» Root mode

» Customizable notification buttons

       • Up to three buttons can be added for quick access.

       • Buttons to increase and decrease the brightness (+5%, -5%, +10%, -10%)

       • Buttons to set a specific brightness (@0%, @10%, @20%, ... , @90%, @100%)

       • Quick toggles (stop, pause, reset, color filter)

Note: When manually installing APK files, Android blocks the "Install" button from being pressed when Darker is running. This is NOT a bug. It's a protective measure to prevent malicious apps from camouflaging the install button. Pausing Darker will solve this.

*The color filter is similar to how the desktop version of f.lux works. Selecting a redder color will reduce more bluelight emitted from the display.

Tasker Support

Darker has Tasker support, use these intents to send commands to Darker:




















Add the above intents to Tasker by going to Action Category→System→Send Intent→Action, leave the other fields default, and note that the intents are case sensitive.

These two intents below need an additional parameter in the "Extra" field

darker.SETCOLOR     "Extra" field: COLOR:1~16 (Colors are numbered left to right, top to bottom)

darker.COLORSTRENGTH     "Extra" field: STRENGTH:1~10

The intent below needs the "Target" field set to "Service"


FlickStart Support

Darker can work in conjunction with FlickStart, an app which can send commands to Darker by using the sensors on your phone or Android Wear device.

The command set for Darker is available for download on the FlickStart website. Simply download the command set and import it into FlickStart. 

App ChangeLog

  • ***NEW USERS: Click on the notification to enter the settings screen***
    - Fixed a few bugs caused by the previous update
    Note: For Android 8.0+ devices, Google removed the ability for apps to draw over system elements due to security, so system elements like the status bar can no longer be darkened

App Screens

Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 1Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 2Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 3Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 4Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 5Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 6Darker (Screen Filter) App Screen 7

Name:Darker Screen Filter_3.1.apk

Apk scan results

Apk Scaned By TotalVirus Antivirus,com.mlhg.screenfilter.apk Was Pure And Safe.

Scan Stats:confirmed-timeout:0|failure:0|harmless:0|malicious:0|suspicious:0|timeout:0|type-unsupported:11|undetected:63|
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requires following permissions on your android device.

android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER: Unknown permission from android reference
android.permission.GET_TASKS: Allows application to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. May allow malicious applications to discover private information about other applications.
android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to start itself as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down the overall phone by always running.
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: Allows an application to show system-alert windows. Malicious applications can take over the entire screen of the phone.
com.android.vending.BILLING: Unknown permission from android reference
retrieve running apps
Allows the app to retrieve information about currently and recently running tasks. This may allow the app to discover information about which applications are used on the device.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

draw over other apps
Allows the app to draw on top of other applications or parts of the user interface. They may interfere with your use of the interface in any application, or change what you think you are seeing in other applications.

In-App billing
In-app Billing on Google Play provides a straightforward, simple interface for sending In-app Billing requests and managing In-app Billing transactions using Google Play.


Certificate Issuer:CN:Michael
Certificate Subject:CN:Michael







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Google Play Reviews

  1. guest-avatar

    Really great app. It's a shame Google crippled Android's functionality with O, P and 10. If anyone is having it stop by itself in the background, you probably have a non-"stock" device. Check out dontkillmyapp dot com for more info on that. tbh I can't help but wonder why Android still doesn't have good battery life even compared to Marshmallow which had features that O, P and 10 removed. It's probably due to Google's own services though. Argh I hate this 500 word limit. I had more to say

  2. guest-avatar

    Love customizable darker screen for free. You can choose any color to make it darker. And it is the only app that you can possibly make it black. It's free and has no ads!! The only problem is it doesnt dim the navigation buttons at bottom.

  3. guest-avatar

    nightrain rider


    Worked great for me on my previous phone. Now I had to switch to another app since the brightness control of this phone doesn't work and Darker doesn't darken the quick settings area and notifications. Thanks for saving my eyes these past few years. 🙏

  4. guest-avatar

    I have problems getting I to the app. The notification is not in my panel. So I can only turn Darker off and on through the app, the widget and even via the app store. Not really sure why...but the notification isn't there. Help!🙂

  5. guest-avatar

    Andrew Schlachter


    mlhgdeveopment just became my favorite developer in the Play store. Darker asks for two reasonable permissions upfront, unlike other apps that claim to not need any and then bombard you with a dozen requests as soon as they open. The warning regarding volume button recovery and APK installations was great to see. The layout is intuitive and thoughtful. The free version provides plenty of features and is sufficient for many people, while pro unlocks power user functionality. 11/10, well done devs

  6. guest-avatar

    Literally lowers your brightness by the tiniest little bit. Such a waste of time. Glad I didn't spend money on that.

  7. guest-avatar

    Does exactly what it says, effectively and efficiently. Helps keep my phone darker and prevents migraines in my case. A complete necessity for a migraine sufferer sensitive to light such as myself.

  8. guest-avatar

    Not darkening my notifications bar (slide down) on p20 pro. Asides from that, its decent.

  9. guest-avatar

    Good, helps keep your eyes healthy. Does not dim overlay applications such as messenger chat head though.

  10. guest-avatar

    This is such false advertising!!! There is no customization at all! You can't even open the app. It just dims a but, but you can't even adjust it. Not at all how it is advertised!

  11. guest-avatar

    I just purchased the upgrade. Payment was successful but I can't access upgrade options. Please help. App has been running for about 15 minutes then closes itself. Didn't do this till recently and I've been using it for years.

  12. guest-avatar

    My notification bar and the navigation buttons are not darken during the dark mode activation...they area as usual brighter

  13. guest-avatar

    My device running on Android Pie is rooted still can't enable root features. Plz fix. Btw loved this app. Thank you

  14. guest-avatar

    Easy to use, If you need something to make your screen darker this is just the thing you need plus it doesn't take up much space at all.

  15. guest-avatar

    Does not support modern systemless root method, Magisk... I paid for pro mostly for thr root mode, but upon trying to enable it, the app says "Your device does not support this feature" without even requesting root privileges. I assume it has not been properly configured for systemless root methods. Magisk is THE de facto most popular root method today. The app needs to be updated to support it!

  16. guest-avatar

    Андрій Зимогляд


    It does the job, takes mininum space, has no ads and is very convenient to control from notification and status bar toggle.

  17. guest-avatar

    Streisand Effect


    Dims great, but doesn't have a popup slider for quick changes (it just launches the app, which is annoying).

  18. guest-avatar

    very nice app. Even if you reduce the phone's brightness to zero, in dark rooms there is always eye straining but this application helps to solve this.

  19. guest-avatar

    I love it. My cell phone's darkest setting is usually still to bright for me, but this actually makes it darker! it's really good, you can adjust it, and I like. the only thing to note is that the only thing that this app doesn't make darker is my phone's drop down menu.

  20. guest-avatar

    Needed something quick, this required literally no setup. Install it and you'll instantly drop to 50% brightness, click the easily accessed notification to change the amount or turn it off. No ads from what I've seen. I love it!

  21. guest-avatar

    So far it is great and I love it! Both of my tablets' lowest brightness settings, especially the smaller one, are horrible on my eyes when it is morning or if I am in a dark area. This app is perfectly able to dim the screen past the original limit!

  22. guest-avatar

    Smart move. Now my eyes can feel better. But the screen filter have been glitching for over 12 hours now.

  23. guest-avatar

    No longer works the way it used to, I'm using Samsung Galaxy S8+, when you activate it stays on for 2 minutes or less then it deactivates without any notice and the whole screen goes bright, tried it over a span of 20 minutes and for sure it self deactivated more than 12 times!! 😔 Please fix it.

  24. guest-avatar

    Love the features, been using it for years. But it doesn't filter over the bottom navigation bar even with experimental mode on. Unfortunately I've moved to another app that does this easily. I'm on android 7.0.

  25. guest-avatar

    Works reasonably well. There is one annoying problem - perhaps it's an Android issue, not in the app. When you have Darker on with a color filter, it colors and dims your screenshots.

  26. guest-avatar

    I would really enjoy this app if it weren't for the fact that my drop down menu isn't covered. My lock screen also isn't covered and often when I turn on my phone it glitches and puts the screen at full brightness for a second.

  27. guest-avatar

    Doesn't change brightness of soft keys at bottom. Shows a bright strip there.

  28. guest-avatar

    Been using this for years. Finally upgraded to a new phone where blue filter is native, and the dark setting goes dark enough. For anyone using Android 6 or below, this is dream. Just sent it to my wife who is still on Android 6. Thanks, Devs!

  29. guest-avatar

    I use to love this app and used it everynight but now it shuts off randomly and I'm hit with a bright screen in the middle of the night. Going to need to find another one.

  30. guest-avatar

    James Alexander


    I am one of the people who paid for the pro version of the app for the dim navigation feature but it does not work so I'll uninstall the app and hope for a refund because it feels like a scam £2 for 1 would be useful feature that doesn't work

  31. guest-avatar

    Nicholas Hickam


    It was working fine until it stopped working all of the sudden, but there's no way to fix it or send feedback so I'll change my rating when this gets fixed :)

  32. guest-avatar

    Christopher Wood


    The best screen overlay/darkening app. However it has a bug: If you change the brightness via the custom pro notification buttons, it isn't updated in the main screen.

  33. guest-avatar

    I bought the pro version so that I could use the "darken navigation bar" feature. This feature does not work, so it was a waste of money. I would appreciate a refund due to the absence of this promised feature.

  34. guest-avatar

    it was promising, but my on screen home buttons stayed bright despite selecting to darken them. it was counter intuitive and didnt make much of a difference, since the bottom of my screen was blinding anyways.

  35. guest-avatar

    Used this for years. However, on my new Moto X4 Android (8.1), the phones quick menu and various notifications/drop downs within apps negate Darker's settings while they are active. Otherwise, I love this app

  36. guest-avatar

    great app actually and no im not a bot.i love the fact that it just instantly makes your screen darker.Even if your brightness is lowed down to the minimum it darkens it even more so great app but one thang i hate is that your buttun at the bottom of your screen and when you pull down to see notifications are still bright please fix

  37. guest-avatar

    Marek Michalík


    Stops working after android updates to version 10.

  38. guest-avatar

    Its a good app but why it does not darken the notification panel.

  39. guest-avatar

    Definitely useful. But I paid for pro features, and auto on and off don't work. 5 stars for the app had I been using the free features only tho.

  40. guest-avatar

    Dominic Jackson


    Install on all my phones great app, simple, small and works well.

  41. guest-avatar

    Phantasm Surrealist


    It runs perfectly and the features are complete enough for a screen filter app. I recommend this app for low to mid spec devices that runs on limited RAM memory.

  42. guest-avatar

    The Science Hunter


    Nice app. Works exactly as said by the developers. But the pro version price is too much. Please consider lowering the price.....

  43. guest-avatar

    In notification bar thr is no option gradual increase/decrease level of filter

  44. guest-avatar

    Just awesome. One of very few apps that does the job without annoying at all. Ad free!

  45. guest-avatar

    Perfect. Just press the icon, screen is dimmed instantly. Press again, its not. Additional config available too. I wish more apps working like that.

  46. guest-avatar

    You need to get this for when you use your phone at late hours. It is easy to use and you get a nice suprise from the developers if you use it for long enough

  47. guest-avatar

    It's a very great app. The thing i like about this app is it's very small app and it starts working only with one click literally just one click

  48. guest-avatar

    Nishant Bhavsar


    Dim capacitive buttons is not working on Android 9. Everything else is perfect.

  49. guest-avatar

    Dipanwita Dutta


    Beautiful App. Such a low-space consuming working at this level is very good.

  50. guest-avatar

    michael penwell


    makes the screen very dull and washed out. dark theme on phone works bettet. look under accessibility or night theme

  51. guest-avatar

    Really helpful for me, since my phones lowest brightness is too bright and hurts my eyes

  52. guest-avatar

    Abdul Moyeed Shakeel


    it works perfectly but but in the navigation bar the brightness still the same.

  53. guest-avatar

    good overall. EXCEPT that my phone becomes sluggish whenever the filter is on

  54. guest-avatar

    It's very simple and easy to use. Good job!

  55. guest-avatar

    After purchasing pro version notification bar and pull down menu aren't dimmed on my Moto G6.

  56. guest-avatar

    why do the developers of the app need access to my bookmarks? it works well, as described.

  57. guest-avatar

    This app used to work great, but now it turns off every few seconds! Is there a way to fix it??

  58. guest-avatar

    nice app it really cools down eyes , doesn't let any strain on eyes.

  59. guest-avatar

    Great app for old phones and let's me do cool stuff like color filter and night time mood

  60. guest-avatar

    some times its stops and i have to got to the app and on it once more it happens every 10min

  61. guest-avatar

    Does not even darken notification area and button area, still very bright, yet wanting to sell me a Pro version.

  62. guest-avatar

    Love this App... using from 3 years without any problem.

  63. guest-avatar

    David Heatherly


    Great. And simple. No problems...yet. Cheers.

  64. guest-avatar

    Doesn't have option to invert colors. What a pity.

  65. guest-avatar

    Why it's automatically stops after few minutes!!!

  66. guest-avatar

    navigation bar still bright, no good for eye. sorry only 2 star, bye

  67. guest-avatar

    Awesome app for Night Brightness in low to very easy and helpfully applicaton please download it.

  68. guest-avatar

    H,mm, I,am impress after using this apps for 24hours it all so saving me loads of battery power on my phone & tablet, I love it... (thanks guys) 😄👈👍

  69. guest-avatar

    good app,but would be great if there was some sort of widget.

  70. guest-avatar

    First Screen Filter that overlays over other apps

  71. guest-avatar

    Emmanuel Chucks


    Does its work, no ads, no surprises

  72. guest-avatar

    it is simple to use but very useful

  73. guest-avatar

    App is awesome but, mobile is little slow

  74. guest-avatar

    I always wanted an app like this... its a great battery saver!

  75. guest-avatar

    it's an excellent invention. This is the app I've been looking for. I recommend to use this BEAST

  76. guest-avatar

    Nwabueze Richard


    Couldn't believe this simple app did the job!

  77. guest-avatar

    Perfect, this app it too good to be true, please dont make this pay to own devs

  78. guest-avatar

    minimal and perfectly does its job

  79. guest-avatar

    Need an option to dim the pull down menu!

  80. guest-avatar

    Anirudh Puranik


    The best screen brightness toggler on play store.

  81. guest-avatar

    sanchit bhatnagar


    Very useful little program. Does what it says!

  82. guest-avatar

    Victoria Emmitt


    I'm using it right now I can barely see but that's perfect.

  83. guest-avatar

    Great app! Really useful.. :)

  84. guest-avatar

    I upgraded to pro and have just upgraded my phone and it hasn't moved over when searching for the app it said I had to buy it again. ease can you contact me

  85. guest-avatar

    small size app and small ram usage, i like it

  86. guest-avatar

    Finally the first app to successfully dim my Redmi 2 Pro. Thank you.

  87. guest-avatar

    Jesus Christ Of Nazareth


    Now I can use my phone at night without going blind!

  88. guest-avatar

    Very nice app for screen light

  89. guest-avatar

    Easy and helpful.

  90. guest-avatar

    filter colour best app in the world

  91. guest-avatar

    aaah.. the pleasure of a single tap doing the job

  92. guest-avatar

    really good app, loved it!

  93. guest-avatar

    On/off and not custom

  94. guest-avatar

    David St. Einberg


    a great little battery saver !! ..

  95. guest-avatar

    a very good app...works perfectly

  96. guest-avatar

    wow very good apps. simple use it. thx.

  97. guest-avatar

    ravindra singh Rao


    I purchased your app a few minutes after i cansil my order i saw refund option but I have not received my money

  98. guest-avatar

    أحمد محمد


    awesome app but not working above recent app

  99. guest-avatar

    this is the most easy/usefull app ever

  100. guest-avatar

    Chhatrapal Official


    Smoothly work in my phone so best App