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How to use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5

OnePlus has some special screen modes up its sleeve, allowing users to activate Night Mode as well as a special Reading Mode on the device. Here's how to!

Published onJuly 6, 2017

OnePlus’s OxygenOS takes a lot of the best parts of stock Android and iterates on it to include a number of useful additions. One of these additions is the ability to use both Reading Mode and Night Mode, which alter the colors on the display to give you a better browsing experience in different situations.

So how do you use Reading Mode and Night Mode on the OnePlus 5, and what do they do exactly? Stick around to find out.

Night Mode

Night mode works similarly to how it does on the Google Pixel, tinting the screen yellow and reducing blue light channels to help you fall asleep easier after using your device. You can adjust the strength of the yellow channel, and have the mode turn on and off automatically at sunset and sunrise, or use a custom time-frame that you want it to be enabled between. Google had previously reserved this features exclusively to Pixel devices, but since the OnePlus 5 is running Oxygen OS, OnePlus 5 users can benefit as well.

Reading Mode

Reading mode is a bit different than the usual “Night mode” that we’ve seen in devices like the Google Pixel as well as the OnePlus 5 itself. This feature changes the display to become completely black and white, which gives the impression that you are reading on paper when using it. To toggle this feature, go into the settings menu, then select “Display” under the “Device” section.

From here you can toggle reading mode on and off, and even add specific apps that can use it automatically. In this way you’re able to use the regular screen when you want to, but switch to reading mode in apps where text is the primary media.

Are you going to be using Night Mode or Reading Mode on OnePlus 5? I personally love using the reading mode when browsing the web.

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