How to Enable a “Night Mode” in Android

Blue spectrums of light are bad for the eyes, especially when you are using your phone in the dark environment. This might cause the poor sleep, which leads to poor health. But the Dark Mode can help you get rid of this issue. So, here is  how to enable this feature on your Android phone.

Although many Android phones don’t come a built-in night mode feature, we’ll cover the ones listed below, including some third-party options

Pixel Devices:

If you have a Pixel phone, then you’re lucky. Google built in a feature called Night Light in Android 7.1 version. To enable Night Light, follow these simple steps:

  • Pull the notification down, and tap on the gear icon.
  • In Settings, scroll down and tap on Display, then choose “Night Light” option in the second line

  • Now, you can set Night Light to turn on automatically or toggle it manually. Once the Night Light is on, you can also tweak the intensity with the help of the slider in the Status section.

Galaxy Devices:

Samsung has built in its night mode setting on later Galaxy devices like the S8 and Note 8, called “Blue Light Filter”. To enable it:

  • Launch the Settings app on your device
  • Here, tap into the Display and search for the Blue Light Filter setting
  • Now, simply toggle the switch to on. Similar to Pixel devices, Pixel, you can set this up to turn on automatically and set the intensity, though it’s referred to as Opacity on Galaxy phones.

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Nougat Devices:

The “Night Mode” feature was originally hidden in the System UI Tuner in the beta versions, but it disappeared in the final build. The menu still exists, but you will not able to access it as easily anymore.

  • First, you need to enable the System UI Tuner. If you have done this before, skip this step.
  • Pull down the notification bar twice, long-press the gear icon. Wait for a few seconds to release and it will spin. A wrench icon will then show up beside the cog, showing the UI Tuner.
  • Once the UI Tuner is enabled, simply install the Night Mode Enabler app from Google Play Store.
  • After installing the app, open it up and tap on the “Enable Night Mode” button. The System UI Tuner will now appear and show a toast notification at the bottom, saying “Yay, you should now have a quick toggle for Night Mode available.”

  • Simply turn on System UI Tuner and enable automatically Night Mode

Non-7.0 Devices

If non-Nougat users want to use this sweet Night Mode, here are some options out there to help you. There are three popular light-filtering apps on the Google Play Store, including CF.lumenf.lux, or Twilight to enable this mode.

But you should mention that both CF.lumen and f.lux require the root access on your phone, while Twilight doesn’t. That said, the CF.lumen and f.lux will come with more features that Twilight.

These are all the ways to bring the Night Mode feature on the Android phones. If you feel this post useful, let’s know in the comment below.

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