Download Auto Brightness Switch apk 1.3.0 free for Android smartphone

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Auto Brightness Switch

Posted by Andy Brody in Tools | June 6, 2016 | 67 Comments

Apk file size: 1.2 MB

This application switches on or off auto brightness on Android 2.2+ phones. It saves the last manually set brightness level in order to return to that level when auto brightness is disabled.

This app is not a widget, so it won't show you the current setting visually, it won't take up extra memory, and it won't bog down your home screen.

You can also trigger it by holding down the search button (if any) on your phone.

Please email the developer with bugs or feedback. Auto Brightness Switch is open source and released under the GPL license. Patches and translations are welcome.

Whats new

    - Add support for Android 6 (Marshmallow) runtime permissions. When you run the app, it will prompt you to allow it to edit system settings. This is necessary to change brightness settings.

Andy Brody part of our Tools and have average installs from 50000 to 100000. Last Update June 6, 2016. Google play rating is 79.548. Current verison is 1.3.0. Actual size 1.2 MB.

Download auto-brightness-switch.apk 1.2 MB


A Google User

not working on Acer Iconia A210 4.0.4 Sorry, but I can't get it work on my Iconia A210 (just updated on ICS 4.0.4). It doesn't switch auto brightness on, it just changes the brightness state to the previous by going in OFF?!? Strange...

A Google User

Works good on Xperia Ray 2.3.4 ...But it'd be even more good if brightness level could increase a little bit faster, as when you take you phone out of a pocket a sunny day, it takes time before you can read the screen. Also, it'd be good if the brightness could decrease to and start from even 0%, as now it needs to be a step brighter than 0 for this app to start working. On Xperia Ray, a 0% is ideal for low light conditions, but in a lighter environment you need to revert it to some bigger value - not so handy, alas.

A Google User

Works - fire and forget! Xperia Arc S and Pro (other Xperias probably, too) came with optional on screen toggle, which in my case toggles between stronger (+auto off) and very dim (+auto on) backlight (very hard detectable). Which is both non-logical and useless. This app worked very good, and is lightweight. It really just switches auto on/off, leaving me to choose working levels. I don't know if it sorts bugs in original solution, makes it's own calculations, or something else, but the result is nice: brightness slowly changes when outer light changes. It is mild and sufficient. Just like it should be! Developer - thank You very much.

A Google User

only works once Seems to only work once - after it turns off auto brightness it goes down to the previously set level, but turning it back on never seems to work - the screen stays at the same level until you go into Settings and toggle it. Also tried to find an e-mail address to report a bug to, but there's none in the description or readme on the developer's site. Seen on a TMo G2 running Gingerbread.

A Google User

Just what I wanted. Thanks for a great app. Is there a way to trigger it by holding down the Back key instead of the Search key?

A Google User

:-( Worked perfect the first time I installed pn my Xperia neo V until I restarted my phone n boom.. didn't work a bit after restart. I uninstalled n then again installed but still nothing.. not working again no matter how many times I reinstall. :-( plz try fixing it for Xperia neo V bcoz auto-brightness is the only thing I hate about this phone.. :-( n moreover I dun wana root my phone and install that xda app cz i'l lose my warranty.. :-( n it worked the very first time so I wish it does again. Plz Andy B

Lagon Jones

Unnoticeable I didn't notice any difference unfortunately n I downloaded this morning and have had the auto brightness on all day.

William Molloy

Exactly what I was looking for I like my screen lowest in the dark and auto elsewhere. Too many apps and Widgets cycling through 8 settings. Not this. Tap and auto brightness on. Tap and its off. Thanks.

EdwaᴚĐ Σℓℛῗς

(Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop) Does what it says, no special permissions, love it! P.S. If you can, please make it a widget instead of open a window as if it's an app, thanks!

Brian Devins

Just what I needed This is an app and not a widget which means I can trigger it from widgets like Zooper. Would be perfect if it didn't show up on the recent apps switcher screen.

A Google User

Sony Xperia Ion Worked at first but later didn't work at all. Please fix for Sony Xperia Ion!!

A Google User

It doesn't work I am using xperia neo and the app is not working at all.

A Google User

Simple! This brightness app saves me several annoying menu steps to do what ought to be on the Verizon S3's widget bar... thanks! :-)

A Google User

As good as it gets This app is perfect for my needs. The slight delay in auto-brightness level is a stock limitation, not a fault with the app itself.

A Google User

Doesn't work on HTC Sensation. Only the first time.

A Google User

Would give it 5 stars if.. This toggle is the only one I've found that simply toggles auto-brightness on and off, with one click, no gradients. But, it misses a 5 because when clicking back to auto, sometimes it won't take effect until you turn off the screen. That's a bug. Hope it's fixed soon.

A Google User

Quick fix for annoying little problem -- Thanks! Accidentally turned on "auto brightness" on a phone that doesn't support this feature. The support board for the ROM I flashed said to run this to fix it, and it worked like a charm.

Yves Santos

Great Great app! Nothing to say no more! Fix my auto brightness problem in just a click!

A Google User

Does not work for Xperia Neo.

Diana Nix

Thank you! HTC Amaze-EXACTLY what I was looking for. No wonky permissions, no ads, just turns on and off my auto a very tiny package. Perfect.

Tyler Durden

It does exactly what it says on the tin Simple and effective.

Steven McGinnis

Exactly what I wanted I didn't want some fancy program that automatically search brightness or one that had a zillion different features all this does is turn auto brightness on and off which is exactly what I wanted thank you so much it's perfect now I don't have to dig into my settings or my deep screens to find that setting I'm legally blind and this is a God send in bright sunlight

A Google User

Successfully toggles autobrightness but.. Doesn't automatically change the brightness, atleast on evo 3d

Pablo Pérez Benítez

Super Works on my galaxy note and nice icon!

A Google User

Xxx Easy enough for your mom to use. Nice.

A Google User

My Review Please work i dont think its been workin on my Huawei.. My Huawei does not have an auto brightness switch built in my phone.

A Google User

Doesn't work Auto bright off doesn't work on xperia neo

David Filskov

Bug: Forgets brightness Switches between auto and always 50% no matter what you set - I need auto and 0% :(

Ben Shirley

Just what I was looking for Unique to other brightness widgets and apps, this one will just turn auto brightness on or off and return to the last manual setting.

Sheikh Aarish

Great app!! It really works I was not able to disable auto brightness. It did... Thanx Andy brody

A Google User

Perfect Changes auto on/off on app tap.

A Google User

What? Does not work on my xperia

A Google User

Hdk Really rock. Performance great work ^^

Bryan Hobson

Almost perfect App still appears to run in the background, as it remains in the list of recently used apps.

Anustup Datta

Must have Helps save battery and use phone in outdoors,

With Winter

Needs no description It is a true app like a true friend

Asif Haji

I have grand neo plus and it dosen't have light sensor I hope it works

Liviu Lepadatu

Not bad, but.. Not working on SE X10.

A Google User

Perfect! Exactly what I needed. You don't even need the widget since the search button controls the brightness level. Awesome.

Tanel Kersna

yamm Perfect to set brightness on sunny weather

Jenn Smith

This app is a perfect complement to other apps like "All in One Gestures". Now when it's bright out and I cannot see the screen, I just swipe the screen edge to toggle auto-brightness.

Hari Kishan

Simply does not work on my Moto X Play Simply does not work on my Moto X Play

Mike Surtees

Perfect An easy way to override the adaptive brightness when it is functioning inappropriately, such as when phone is under a downlight.

Kevin B

Perfect Galaxy Tab S 10.1 Works perfectly on my Tab S simplicity itself

Nikhil Kumar

awsome beauty is in simplicity

ujang ns

Perfectly Work great on my Xperia 5.1.1

Kenneth Mark Gonzales

0 star Doesnt work on LG G3 beat

Niña Saligumbz

My phone is samsung grand prime. Yea its an automatic brightness but it don't adjust the low automatic brightness or high automatic brightnes. It's brightnes is just stable not like those in samsung note or samsung grand 2. Can u explain why? Naah

Florin L

Force stops on marshmallow

Aniel Mac

Just what i needed 1-》Its a pity so many Users dont know that Auto-brightness(Sensor) hardware is needed for an Auto-brightness app to work, and these r the people givin low rating lol!!!. 2-》I dunno why Stock Android 6.0 dont have Auto brightness Activate option beside Brightness adjust scroll. Anyway this app solved my problem. THANKS developer!!!

Vladimir Romanov

Very useful for android 6.x which has no such button in comparison with android 5.x.

Fredrik Ravlo

Works perfectly with GMD Gestures Whenever my display is to dim, and I can't find my brightness slider or widget because of sunlight or whatever. I just use the gesture I've set in GMD to autolaunch this app, and it ups the brightness for me. Awsome :-)

nik cr

It's just switcher "Auto brightness - On/Off"

Gokul Kannan

Super app Its Memory Is low... Its Run As A Widget... Great App!!!


Used to work great but in marshmallow on my s7 edge it doesn't work pls fix issue

Justin Wright

Crashes in 6.0 Was great in previous OS version, can't open in 6.0 - crashes every time.

Viral Vaghela

Plz don't download this is fully fake

Pawan Hindoniya

Very good app This app is small and useful for android user.

Dipanjan Pal Chowdhury

Works perfect It's exactly what I needed, it does what it's suppose to, no hassle no stupid ads. A perfectly good app. Recommended for anyone using stock Android.

Kishor Prasad

Is this app only for phones with light sensor? Or without sensor it will work

AA Sanda

Works fine I needed this feature very much after Google removed off auto brightness control from the slider panel. This application is working perfectly for that purpose.

Richard Tay

Responsive Button to lighting Easy to use, especially when used together with Jakcom Key App for quick action.

Ryan Bowser

Phone issue resolved! Fixed my Galaxy Grand Prime brightness control.

Sam Wilkinsn

Doesn't work Does nothing

Ritesh Peter Manuel

One of the best Try it its good for your mobile battery

syed muiz

Fake app

Johnny de Melverda

Good, thank you.

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