Both Android and iOS are quite popular mobile platforms. There is always a cut throat competition between them to acquire more users by continuously releasing new features. Night mode was a very popular feature of iOS 9.3 and was unavailable to Android users, but now it’s available for Android users as well. This function allows you to apply a filter to the screen to minimize eye strain and reduce the blue light emitted by your smartphone screen.
With the increased usage of smartphones, users are complaining about eye strain and this is due to increased usage of Smartphone. Night mode or eye protection mode may be an effective way to minimize blue light effect due to which there may be an adverse impact on sleep.
Now Google has realized the importance of Night mode and that’s why it integrated the same with their latest flagship device Pixel which is running on Android 7.0 Nougat version. You can activate it by just going to Settings > Display > Night Light and activate the option. You also set the schedule to deactivate night mode automatically at a certain time.
Other manufacturers are also becoming pro-active and without waiting for next Nougat update they have introduced night mode in their selected models. To name a few, Honor, Huawei, OnePlus, and Samsung already included night mode in their selected models. You just need to activate it through the settings menu.
With an app on the Play Store
Fortunately, for users who don’t have devices with built-in night mode, there are many apps available to activate night mode on your smartphone. Currently, the most popular app for enabling night mode is Blue light Filter. It gives you the same functionality like a built-in option plus some more features like selecting the filter color from seven available shades, shortcuts on the home screen, a notification widget on the screen and an activation time schedule.
This app doesn’t dim the screen but adjusts the screen color to reduce blue light which causes strain on your eyes. It’s easy to turn on or off the app with just one tap. The app includes five filters to choose from: Natural, Yellow, Brown, Purple and Light Dark, which of all can filter 0-80% of blue light emitting from the Android phones and tablets.
One more popular app for enabling night mode is EassyEyes. It helps you when your device screen seems too bright on the lowest brightness setting. It changes your device’s color temperature and creates a screen filter to reduce eye strain when looking at your device at night. Looking at a lower and natural light source gives your body a chance to produce more melatonin, helping to provide you with better sleep.
EasyEyes works on all devices as well as covering the entire screen. It also does not interfere with Android’s system brightness giving you more control of your device’s brightness. So explore and get an appropriate light filter for your Android device.