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?


3 Answers 3


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).

  • Awesome suggestion! I think I'm going with this. Feb 10, 2011 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, 2011 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. Feb 10, 2011 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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