It does not seem that automatic brightness works well on my Nexus S.

Basically, I want my phone's brightness to adjust throughout the day. Either that, or something that automatically adjusts brightness based on the ambient light sensor.

Anyone have any suggestions?


How about AdvancedBrightness? It's not automatic - you'd have to configure it accordingly. However, since you said "adjust throughout the day," this may well be a suitable app for your needs. Oh, and it's free and very small (33kb).

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  • Awesome suggestion! I think I'm going with this. – Belmin Fernandez Feb 10 '11 at 23:01

An application like Locale ($9.99USD) will let you do that. At say 9 am you can adjust the brightness to one setting, then add another condition to adjust the brightness to a different setting at a different time.

Tasker should be able to do it as well. It does a lot of what Locale does, plus more. It also supports all the Locale plug-ins. It is also about $5.99USD.

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    +1 for the Tasker application – shambleh Feb 10 '11 at 12:43
  • I'll give them a try! Too bad Android's try-out window has been decreased. Would of been nice to have 24 hours to try these out. – Belmin Fernandez Feb 10 '11 at 16:57

If you don't mind programming it in, Llama is a free alternative to Locale and Tasker! :) It has date/time of day triggers with screen brightness actions (along with quite a few others!).

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