The screen has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. They have made it virtually all parts of the work and leisure time. It is not surprising that the health effects of screen time have become a major problem, from short attention times, to interrupted sleep cycles, to eye strain. That's where Night Mode comes in.
Manufacturers and app developers have started offering features like Night Mode on Android to avoid eye strain when using the device in the dark.
This mode eliminates blue light that can interfere with a healthy night's sleep – especially when you inevitably are pulled away from sleep by the promise of fresh tweets and grams.
So, how do you enable Night mode on Android? What if you don't already have it on your device?
Night mode on newer devices
Google and many of its partner manufacturers have implemented night mode in newer devices. Those who have a handset running Android Oreo (or later) should be able to save their eyes from strain without much effort.
The steps are simple:
- Open the settings app.
- Select "View".
- ] Select "Night Light".
- You should now be able to activate Night light mode, set times and more.
Some phones – from Honor, Huawei, Asus, OnePlus, Samsung and Nexus aversion to making night mode a standard feature, all including a menu option. Some manufacturers may notice the function "Blue Light Filter" or something similar. The alternative should be for most phones.
Night mode on older devices
If you have Android 7.0 Nougat or an older Android version, you're kind and unlucky. Night mode comes pre-installed on your operating system, but requires work to be accessed. You can't just switch on it. However, there is an easy solution.
First, add System UI Tuner to the device settings and then follow these steps:
- Pull down the top of the device screen twice. This will expand the Quick Settings menu.
- Press and hold the gear icon in the upper right corner to enter the setup menu, release after about 10 seconds.
- In the setup menu you will see a message saying "Congratulations! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings."
Next install Night Mode Enabler. You can find it on the Google Play store.
The app has only one option: a button that says "Enable night mode". Clicking it will take you directly to a hidden setup menu in System UI Tuner.
Night Mode on Android kicks in at sunset wherever you are. If this is not what you want, don't fruit! You can override this setting and turn on or off whenever you want.
- Drag the top of the device screen twice to expand the Quick Settings menu.
- Press Edit .
- Scroll down to night mode switches at the bottom.
- Long press on the gear and pull it up to the dark gray area at the top of the menu.
Now you can switch the function on and off as a quick tile setting so you can override automatic settings.
Night mode app
The above instructions do not apply to you if you are running Android One or stock Android, but you have nothing to worry about.
Lots of third-party applications allow you to adjust your phone view to interrupt blue light on Android devices.
There are too many such apps to list here, but some free worth checking out is Night mode, Blue light filter, Twilight, Dimensions and Night screen.
Wrap up  Do you have a favorite Night Mode app that we have not listed here, is it worth checking out?
Give us your comments in the comments and we will surely update this post with the best options.