Re: where do I start?!
Finally jumped ship from iPhone to note 4. So first question what is the first thing you do when you get a android phone?
One of my favorite convenience apps is called Display Brightness. To me it is one of those apps that really sets android apart from iOS even though it's simple - it provides a huge convenience.
And you simply CAN NOT do this on an iOS device - apple won't allow it. This is just one example of the freedom that android gives you that Apple decides "eh, sorry. you don't need it."
It is an invisible overlay (until you need it). It allows you to easily & immediately change the screen brightness simply by swiping your finger on the trigger area of the screen (I set mine to Left Top).
The really cool thing is that it is ALWAYS available no matter what you are doing (watching a movie, YouTube, playing a game, on the lock screen, etc).
It's great for those scenarios where you walk from a dimly lit place to full sunshine and you forgot to adjust your screen brightness to max.
Just slide your finger up.
Our if you walk into a dimly lit place (movie theater) and you forgot to dim your screen to its lowest brightness.
Just slide your finger down.
These are some settings I change on it:
- select color = yellow
- select alignment = left top
- allow negative brightness = true
- autohide indicator = true
- start after reboot system = true
"allow negative brightness" was just recently added. This is VERY useful when you are in complete darkness (a theater, in bed) and the normal screen lowest brightness is still just too bright. Although, I've heard the the Note 4 can get very dim now. So may not be needed.