Screen Dimmer (dims notifications too) APK

Version 1.4.4-release -
Last updated: 2020-04-15

Protect eyes: dim screen! dim notifications too!

APP Information

Download Version 1.4.4-release (36)
Apk Size6.75 MB
App Developeretsang
Malware CheckTRUSTED
Install on Android5.1 and up

Download Screen Dimmer (dims notifications too) 1.4.4-release APK

App Description

Screen Dimmer (dims notifications too) is github,ericytsang,screenfilter,android,productivity,screen,dimmer, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 5 by 1 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit etsang website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 5.1 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of 1.4.4-release 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 70+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

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 to easily toggle the screen dimmer. 

App ChangeLog

  • * fixed bug where premium users were prompted to "watch an ad"
  • * minor optimizations
  • * encourage users to rate app
  • * configurable daily schedule to turn screen dimmer on & off automatically

App Screens

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requires following permissions on your android device.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

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.

control vibration
Allows the app to control the vibrator.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

modify system settings
Allows the app to modify the system's settings data. Malicious apps may corrupt your system's configuration.

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.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

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Google Play Reviews

  1. Colin Jordan-avatar

    Nice great layout and easily accessible. Significant forethought is apparent in this app so have my praise. Communication is easy when every question seems to be one click away, thanks in part to the layout of it's main menu. Only nitpick was personal and doesn't affect score - finding the setting to turn on the app through my android was tricky, probably because I'm a new user of this platform. The adjustability and various functions are all you need, well laid out. 5/5

  2. Danuel B. Cortez-avatar

    Danuel B. Cortez


    Works well to dim my phone's unusually bright screen with just a shake. I do wish I had finer control of which direction to shake to trigger, but it's no problem as is. It works by overlaying a color on the screen, so it technically also reduces contrast at the same time as brightness, but it'd be perfect if contrast could be kept unchanged. I'm pretty sure that's an Android limitation, however. It works well enough that I might did* throw the Dev a few bucks. This app is a necessity!

  3. Amanda Isler-avatar

    This app has been very helpful for dimming my screen lower than what my phone can without it. It's extremely helpful for when I wake up at night to check the time or to read on my phone without waking up my spouse. It's also easy to use--just requires one press of a button and then the app is turned on and ready to use. I highly recommend this app to anyone who would like a dimmer screen for their phone.

  4. Elaina Carlson-avatar

    Does exactly what it's supposed to do! Love how it darkens your phone to as dark as you need it during the night or day. My baby sleeps in the same room as I do. It helps having a light dimming app on my phone since system settings can only dim so low. Great for reading or browsing whenever a loved one is sleeping beside you. No more distractions! 😁 Personally, I find this to be the best screen dimming app overall. I like all the features it has to offer.

  5. Andy Martin-avatar

    Dims my whole screen, including notifications and settings, unlike other apps such as twilight, which has been ruined by the current android OS. Somehow this app gets around that. You can dim the screen and choose which colour you'd like your screen to be tinged. I use red to reduce the amount of blue light like twilight does. Sometimes it stops working for a second but overall it's much more soothing on the eyes at night.

  6. Timothy Holt-avatar

    Battery drainer. It's great to finally have an app that can also dim notifications and even chatheads so I paid to remove ads but I soon noticed my battery was draining much quicker with this app running. I have also checked the RAM usage and found it was using a whopping 130MB. A simple app such as a screen dimmer should't use this much RAM. So I ended up having to stop this app and now my battery is back to normal. Shame I didn't discover this app sooner. It looks like the dev has gone AWOL.

  7. Whitney Mitcham-avatar

    Whitney Mitcham


    Very easy to use. Was looking for a dimmer app that worked on the notification panel, and this one does. Also my other screen app made the screen really difficult to read sometimes. I like that this app can get very dim, but I can still see everything. Also like the drop down in the notification panel where I can easily adjust the brightness level. Excellent job to the developer(s) 🤜🤛

  8. Kavin Kathirvel-avatar

    Kavin Kathirvel


    As many others, I love to use Amoled screens on dark mode and low brightness at dark rooms. But I found something so weird with my Asus ROG Phone 2. A red tint formed in the grey parts and there was no calibration that helped me to get rid of that. I contacted the support centre and they told that it's usual with such type of displays because of high refresh rates. That thing was bugging me ever since I bought the phone. Fortunately found this app which came to my rescue!

  9. Chris James-avatar

    Probably the best screen dimming apps in here With iPhone you can set up to triple tap to reduce brightness and always found iPhone screens less harsh. With this you can finally reduce whole screen and notification panel brightness which is great. One feature I would love to see is to be able to remove the notification panel altogether. And just rely on quick settings. Thanks

  10. J. Maurice-avatar

    Works even on the notification bar. Im still keeping 5 stars because it does dim notifications but im not sure what happened. It used to dim other screen overlays as well. It is no longer doing that. I hope I can figure out why if it's something on my end. Will let you know if I find anything.

  11. Nouhad Yamak-avatar

    I was searching for an app that dims the screen. Here I downloaded this app. I use it only in the dark. I really enjoyed this app. I set the brightness to the lowest, use Blue light filter and turn on Screen Dimmer when I'm in the dark. So my eyes relaxed well. How lovely this app is. I recommend this app for you all. Download this app and I'm sure you'll enjoy it and your eyes will relax.

  12. Jessie Beasley-avatar

    This is by far the best screen dimmer app I've used and I tried over 20 different ones before finding this one. If your looking for a screen dimmer app that makes it a million times easier and fast to control without even having to be on the app itself, i 100% recommend using this app i promise it will be the last one you ever have to use.

  13. Amber Lacy-avatar

    This app works really well, and doesn't have invasive ads. I love that I can turn the dimmer on/off and adjust it from my notifications. A lot of other dimmer apps make you pay for that feature. It takes up about 72mb on my phone, which is quite a bit but it's worth it.

  14. Amanda Hodges-avatar

    Great but keeps shutting off I've tried all the suggestions from the help section and can't get it to stay on. Almost Everytime I set my phone down and pick it up I have to turn the app back on. Have it in my quick button area and it doesn't let me open the app when I click on it. Have to go to home screen then click start, then it says I have to go to system settings and accessibilities and allow it permission. South takes like 45 seconds every time I open my phone to dim the screen.

  15. Michael Drotar-avatar

    Did crash and restart on me 3-4 times the other night while trying to view my google news feed (swipe left from home screen) with it turned on. But works great, has lots of options, and has been great for my eyes! I don't understand why the default brightness doesn't go darker on phones.

  16. Genevieve Bruneau-avatar

    Genevieve Bruneau


    Works really well, dims the entirety of my screen unlike other apps, and is extremely adjustable. I particularly like the timer function to automatically turn it on and off at certain times.

  17. Sarah Bell-avatar

    I love the concept but all the ads have made me delete it within 5 hours of having it. The app is open all the time and it'll play an ad every 30 minutes no matter what I'm doing or what app I'm in. That right there is way too far. I don't like random pop up ads over whatever I'm doing. (🌟☆☆☆☆)

  18. Darren-avatar

    Amazing app, very customizable. Allows you to control how much screen is dimmed, set schedules for it to turn on and off and has a extremely useful shake feature to dim and undim so that you don't have to worry about making it too dark and getting locked out.

  19. Angela Lee-avatar

    This app is amazing !! Works well and I never get any ads. I use it every night and it makes me fall asleep so much faster. I would definitely reccomend using this

  20. Rashid NHM-avatar

    Reading the privacy policy, this app seems incredibly intrusive for a screen dimmer. Looks like even paying for it does not remind the telemetry (at least that's not stated in the privacy policy). Previously had paid for Ad free but will be reaching out to Google for refund

  21. Kate Tuzov-avatar

    Exact what I was looking for. Effective dimming that works on notifications and keyboard. Simple interface that seems to include exactly the functions I need. Great app for those who need the screen to be dimmer than the built-in minimum brightness.

  22. Almon Dao-avatar

    Love it. Dims the screen and can be scheduled to turn on our go max dim when on. Only bug was after each update, I need to manually add accessibility permission back. At first I thought it stopped working. It's just a hassle. One default Android 10

  23. *Dreams*-avatar

    The BEST out of ALL the Free dimmer apps in the playstore! I LOVE this app & my eyes do TOO! NOTIFICATION drop down menu is DIMMED as well with THIS APP & the Dimmer doesn't just SHUT OFF on its own (like a few "OTHER" Dimmer apps). Am UNBELIEVABLY grateful to have gave this app a try, now I SWEAR by it!

  24. Harley-avatar

    *edit* just wanted to let you know I've been experiencing a couple of bugs lately. having the dimmer turn itself off while I'm using it pretty regularly. happens most often when used in combination with webtoons app, but not always. it just happened while I was typing this out. bit of lag while using the dimmer, especially with the keyboard. again, usually in combo with webtoons. gonna tell them about this too. hope the detail was helpful

  25. Zoe H-avatar

    Use it every night when I'm using my phone in bed. Even applies to the notification shade and lock screen, a huge issue I had when using Twilight, which is why I switched to this app. Best dimmer app on Play Store. Blows my mind it's free

  26. Frisk Vasquez-avatar

    Great app! I love that it actually dims the notifications as it says, and the fact that you can change the color overlay. The lil. Adjustment area that appears in the notifications is delightful as well!

  27. Chelsey Daniels-avatar

    Chelsey Daniels


    This is the app I've been looking for since forever! Just what I needed to reduce the ghosting on my phone screen AND it dims the notification shade, too. Love it! Keep up the great work, Dev!

  28. Nancy Johnson-avatar

    Great dimmer esp. on surrounding lights off. Allows me to set at different intensity which makes it flexible unlike the default phone dimmer. I hate the reading mode (yellow and blue light) on phones but this app reduces so much strain on my pupils.

  29. Sam Collinson-avatar

    Best dimmer I have found and I have tried a few, I use it constantly at night to read articles and not interrupt my partners sleep. Also to reduce eye strain in a dim room.

  30. Katey C-avatar

    This app is amazing! I've tried a couple different apps that don't give you complete control over the amount of light you want your screen to display like this app does. It's simple, easily accessible (on your phones notification panel), gives you full control over your screens brightness, never glitches or closes when in use, and will remain functional even when your screen is turned off and back on again.

  31. John Makepeace-avatar

    This app works great for reading in the dark, since most phone brightness settings don't go down far enough. It has a "shake to turn off/on" feature which is kind of cool, but hat can turn screen dimming on or off in your pocket if your phone unlocks. I turned that feature off, and use its handy settings-bar button instead. If you have a Galaxy 7 (8?) or older with backlit physical buttons, I recommend using another app along with this one: Galaxy Button Lights.

  32. Andrew Baxter-avatar

    Best screen dimmer I've used. It dims the notification bar, the only app that I've seen which does this. Very impressed. The features it has, otherwise, all work perfectly. An excellent product.

  33. Tijmen H-avatar

    Has great features like a button in the quick menu, a notification with adjustable brightness and a shake feature that gets rid of the filter. A good screen dimmer

  34. Gens Linton-avatar

    App works great! I have it on a schedule for night, which is so helpful. I also like the feature of shake to turn it off, which is really nice because another app didn't have it and if it was ever accidentally turned on during the day I couldn't see anything on the screen to turn it off, but like I said with this app just shake the phone and dimmer mode turns off. Excellent app and great features.

  35. JX JX-avatar

    I've been using this for almost a month on Note 9. It worked great for night time when I want the screen to be dimmed even further.

  36. Elaine Jeffery-avatar

    It doesn't make the backlight more dim--instead, it just makes the whole display more grey. That's okay for what I need, but kind of annoying that it really reduces the contrast.

  37. Harshitha H-avatar

    It's really a very good app. I've been using from past 1 week. I've not seen any issues with this app so far. The best part is it dims the notification bar/ pannel as well.

  38. Chaz Hatley-avatar

    Excellent app. So many options. I can add it to my notifications bar and set permanent timers for it to come on and turn off.

  39. lepord print-avatar

    This app is very useful because when my phone is at 0% brightness it still can light a room. But this allows me to control what brightness i want my phone at during the day and during the night.

  40. Bol Saq-avatar

    best one out of all of them. notification dimming is a premium feature on other dimmers, and i have not seen another one with a build in widget. 10/10

  41. Mir E-avatar

    It was great... till it started turning off whenever it felt like it. And when you click it to restart you have to give it permission again.. pain in the butt.

  42. Silent Observer-avatar

    Silent Observer


    Amazing app, only problems I've faced are when my phone forgets that I've already activated my accessability settings, which is a super easy fix anyways, overall it works really well and I'll never uninstall this!

  43. candice m bedwell-avatar

    candice m bedwell


    This is the only dimmer that dims everything! I love the custom color settings and the ability to adjust the dimness on the fly from the pulldown menu on my phone. Great app!

  44. Seth Frolichman-avatar

    Seth Frolichman


    The best screen dimmer I've used. Covers notification bar and shade, navigation bar, and custom notification shades while still working in the quick menu tiles.

  45. Terri-Lynn Morrison-avatar

    Terri-Lynn Morrison


    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Finally, an app that can dim my notification panel. I had given up hope of ever finding one. Gladly paid the $0.99 to remove adds.

  46. Tonya Marie-avatar

    THANK YOU. I get migraines and I need stuff dark but I also need one part not to be much brighter than the other or it hurts. However is there a way to not also darken the rest of the phone? (Get this app it works on older + newer phones.)

  47. Hayden C-avatar

    I've been looking. waiting, and hoping for so long for a screen dimmer app that would dim the notifications and other parts of my screen, and I finally found it tonight!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  48. Tyler Dresser-avatar

    Bugged. Keeps failing and needing to restore accessibility settings. Otherwise it works well. Since it keeps crashing every fifteen minutes, its purpose is defeated.

  49. Nomad-avatar

    It is a very good application to lower down the brightness on your cellphone at night, the best thing is that it lets you adjust the brightness at your will very quickly.

  50. Sara Bullard-avatar

    Does exactly what I want it to do. I use it when my baby is sleeping next to me and he is a pretty light sleeper. With this I can have the screen super low and not strain my eyes as well! So useful!

  51. Shivanath Mahalingam-avatar

    Shivanath Mahalingam


    Doesn't work as intended always. I had to go and manually correct the setting multiple times which is quite frustrating. Otherwise, does the job

  52. Neo Digby-avatar

    First app that has ever dimmed absolutely everything including the quick settings, notifications and lockscreen!!! Best app for at night, thank you guys so much!!!

  53. Dami Kim-avatar

    Works exactly as intended! You can have it scheduled for when you want it on/off, you can easily increase or reduce dimming effect and it's extremely easy to disable it if it happens to turn on while you're in a lit room. Definitely worth the 5 stars ! 😊

  54. Suzi Lane-avatar

    Does dim well but turns off randomly when I don't even shake my device, a notification that says that this app is draining my battery. Thought this app was a battery saver app.

  55. PixelCoin-avatar

    The go-to app for dimming your screen! It also dims the notification shade which beats all the other screen dimming apps.

  56. Nicolas Deru-avatar

    For the most part, very satisfying experience. Sometimes the automatic activation is finicky, but that's about the only complaint I can think of.

  57. Jman 90-avatar

    Works great! Customizable and different ways to activate it make it an easy to work with screen dimmer. Thank you!

  58. Jim Ockers-avatar

    This is way better than the old app I used to use for dimming the screen at night so I could use the phone in bed without the bright screen keeping me awake. Somehow it's easier to read and make it details. The shake to disable is a nice touch.

  59. Butterfly Brains-avatar

    Butterfly Brains


    Love it! I recommend this app to everyone. It has really saved me, when watching Netflix or reading articles, at night.

  60. Adam Mannas-avatar

    I give 4 stars because the app is good but needs one feature: pressing the power button on the status widget should simply pause the screen dimmer. Instead, the widget disappears and you have to reopen the app to again apply the dimmer. Aside from that, it's my favourite screen dimmer.

  61. Astroman-avatar

    "Please turn on in accesibility settings" after 2 days of usage, it's enabled. I hate you. This app sucks. As a developer, I take care of my apps.

  62. Prime Rose-avatar

    Nice... It also works on Notification bar which other apps didn't work on. Hopefully ads will not bother me later. :)

  63. Jon Thomas-avatar

    Works perfectly. Dims notification bar unlike other apps. Configurable and can remove ads for only $0.99. Well worth the price.

  64. Theresa Cler-avatar

    Options are great, ads are minimal, nicely laid out, works seamlessly with phone, and they don't push you for purchases.

  65. Jason Makowski-avatar

    I don't normally rate apps. So it has to be good for me to take the time. This should come standard on all phones! It's that good!

  66. [ Quax ]-avatar

    does exactly what it says, and has some cool extra features. Small size, devs seem chill and its just works. Really useful at night. Doesnt seem like a cash grab either, just small ads that you pay 70p to remove, nothing else.

  67. Katie Billingham-avatar

    Katie Billingham


    App is simple and easy to navigate. Navi shortcut is great to quickly toggle on and off when needed. Only potential drawback is when it's very dark, there are visible lines on the screen. I'm not deducting a star though since it might be my own screen.

  68. Cameron Hudson-avatar

    I love that the dimming can be scheduled to be on from sunset to sunrise, based on my location. The color is configurable, in case you want a reddish color. As the name says, it also works for the notification list.

  69. Alyssa Lachance-avatar

    Alyssa Lachance


    This is the best night dimmer app I've used alot of the ones I've tried were still too bright for my eyes at night but this really dims down you can dim it to a black screen

  70. ZIGATRONZ-avatar

    I do love this app. Thank you very much. This app is very useful, easy to use. This app more advance then other app I found.

  71. Joe Stein-avatar

    This app provides exactly what I was hoping for. It truly enhances the ability to customize the phone's display.

  72. Sterntelz Ernprathin-avatar

    Sterntelz Ernprathin


    The best dimmer. You can access it really on the top of the phone just swipe down and toggle it! It even dims the notification section!

  73. Kasha Wolosyn-avatar

    works great, does what it's meant to do. very customizable re: brightness.

  74. Kurtsi Lurtsi-avatar

    Perfect app! Dimming is easy to integrate into system with shortcut. Keep up with good work!

  75. Levalto-avatar

    The best app if your phone's producer don't know how to add an night light mode or your phone's screen light is so high even you set it to lowest setting. I have migraine and i am suffering much from my phone's extremely high light. Nice app, easy to use, simple and Thanks!

  76. Maud Métayer-avatar

    Good app. Easy to use and have a short cut to adjust the light when it is on.

  77. Tabitha Chaske-avatar

    App does great. It turns on when it's not scheduled to. But still works thank you

  78. Joseph Kunkel-avatar

    Unlike most other screen dimmers, this one can turn on and off automatically.

  79. J R-avatar

    Allows for adjusting brightness when your phone is still locked. Highly satisfied, this fits my needs very well.

  80. Jason Bryers-avatar

    Dis = great, and remove ads is soooo cheap.. I noticed battery go down less while using this, thanks uwu

  81. Geneviève Rouleau-avatar

    Geneviève Rouleau


    I loved this app, but it just updated and now it doesn't cover the whole screen. That little line of full brightness at the bottom is very annoying and defeats the purpose.

  82. Rachelle P-avatar

    Thank you! I suffer from migraines this is the only app I can find that actually dims everything including the menu. Easy to set up and easy to adjust if you need to.

  83. adam c-avatar

    Best dimmer I've used so far. Works flawlessly on my Pixel 2. Very nice to have the notification tray dimmed :)

  84. David H Byrne-avatar

    I'm lovin' this! Now on both phone and slate. Love that this one does the lock screen and the notification is ace...

  85. Jaroslav Nejedlý-avatar

    Jaroslav Nejedlý


    The best for dimming the screen. At least for me it has all the functions I need so... 10/1p

  86. Dave Smith-avatar

    I really like the way it enables or disables by simply shaking the phone. Works great!

  87. Falko Von-avatar

    No ads, simple and functional. I recommend.

  88. dcxbox1-avatar

    Amazing, this is good for my android device, since my lowest brightness is a high brightness this app is useful. 😀

  89. Evan Walters-avatar

    This is an awesome utility. The phone should come with this as a standard app. Does what it says it will, doesn't get in your way.

  90. Cosmic Beauty-avatar

    Love this app! It's exactly what I was looking for! So easy and simple to use.

  91. ROMEO SALVATORE-avatar



    For my Asus ROG phone 2 which is the phone brightness in lowest setting was still too bright, Thank You

  92. Andrew Sowerby-avatar

    Only needs some additional features like automatic activation in low lux situations (like CF.Lumen) and more flexible scheduling options. That would be well worth paying for.

  93. Kaylie Kerr-avatar

    FINALLY a screen dimming app that covers the entire screen, including notifications!! No more blinding alerts or menus!!

  94. Casey Almore-avatar

    Great app and it dims everything!! Unlike some that leave drop down menu/notifications blindingly bright

  95. Hugh Jackman-avatar

    I used to use darker but it doesn't dim task bar so it's pointless really. Thanks! Shake to dim is good. Seems to do it randomly though. Can change the sensitivity

  96. Kathy Jin-avatar

    Great app! Really like how it goes over the overlays like the android UI, unlike other apps like Twilight. Keep up the good work!

  97. shawna clevette-avatar

    shawna clevette


    This is godsend! Gone are the days where the status bar/ notification menu is blinding! Found this app Via Reddit and will share with everyone I know!!

  98. Westin Miller-avatar

    would rate 5 stars if the app didnt tell me to go to accessibility settings, and then in the settings it says not working and i gotta restart. other than that it's great

  99. Vanessa H.-avatar

    It works, but the app keeps crashing during use. Kind of defeats the purpose when you turn on your phone at night and the dimmer has turned itself off.

  100. Bryan Wade-avatar

    Amazing app! My screen never gets dark enough when all the lights are out and every other app I've tried either looks weird or won't work over notifications. I highly recommend!