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How to enable Night Mode on Android

Protect your eyes and sleep patterns with Night Mode.
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April 13, 2022

We are on our smartphones a lot. So it’s not surprising there are some health impacts because of excessive screen time, such as shortened attention spans, interrupted sleep cycles, and eye strain. That’s where Night Mode makes a difference. OEMs have started offering the Night Mode feature on Android to avoid eye strain when using your device in the dark. Here’s how to enable Night Mode.

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QUICK ANSWER

To enable Night Mode, go to Settings-->Display-->Night Mode. You can set it to enable the feature manually or pre-set a time of day that you want the feature to turn on automatically.


JUMP TO KEY SECTIONS

How to enable Night Mode on Android

Go to Settings–>Display and tap Night Mode. It might be called Dark Mode, depending on the device you have.

You can set it to enable the feature manually. You can also set up specific times of the day to enable Dark/Night Mode based on your usage.

Use a third-party app

Night Mode is baked into the Android settings of most phones. If you have an older device, you can use an app like Twilight that you can download from the Google Play Store. Twilight gives you granular control over Night Mode settings, like the color temperature, intensity, and the level of screen dimming. You can set up specific times when the filter is automatically enabled and create profiles for different times of the day.


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FAQs

How does Night Mode work?

Night Mode eliminates blue light, which interferes with a healthy night’s sleep.

When should I use Night Mode?

You can use Night Mode throughout the day. The best time to have the filter on is when it’s dark outside or in your room. If you use your phone in bed before going to sleep, you should enable Night Mode.

Why can’t I find Night Mode on my phone?

Night Mode can also be known as Dark Mode or Blue Light Filter, depending on your device.