More and more users are experiencing issues with eye strain mainly because they spend too much time in front of screens. It’s a consequence of modern lifestyle i.e. staring at the TV, smartphone, computer, tablet, etc. Blue light has a bad effect on sleep because it violates the production of a hormone essential for sleep – melatonin. Fortunately, there are solutions to reduce the impact of blue light, either in the default settings of your smartphone or through the blue light filter app.
A blue light filter is an option that enables you to reduce the amount of blue light being emitted from the screen of your device. This feature is also known as night mode in some devices. Why should we activate Android blue light filter, and how can this be done?
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Effect of night mode on health
- It helps you fall asleep better and faster.
- Blue light filet helps to reduce dry eyes and eye strain.
- It helps to prevent retinal damage.
- It helps to regulate circadian rhythms and mood.
Some people feel that even the minimum brightness is too blinding. Someone’s day starts at 11:00 pm and then he uses the phone all day before turning off the lights and going to bed (a practice that we advise people not to follow). In that scenario, even the minimum brightness feels harsh on the eyes. According to many people’s experiences, using night mode or blue light filter helps to protect the eyes. As a cherry on top, you also save you battery life, i.e. power. On a vast scale, you may save a lot of money and electricity. Activating the blue light filter, as you can see, is a straightforward process that anyone can do by just following the methods mentioned above.
How to activate Android blue light filter
By Default Setting:
Google decided to incorporate this mode into the newer versions such as Android Oreo and Android Pie as ‘night mode’. Having a reasonably up-to-date software must make the job easier for you.
You can do it by going to Settings > Display > Night mode (Night light).
You can also adjust it accordingly to certain times of the day. Also, on devices from other manufacturers, you can find it by going to settings or find shortcuts to activate it. This option is usually under Display option on all Android phones. On some phones, this feature is called Blue light filter, somewhere Night mode, and on some phones such as Huawei is called Eye comfort.
iPhone users can experience this mode in the name of “Smart Invent” feature. This feature, unlike a true dark mode option, may show some trouble with the third party apps, that’s to say, your battery life can vary depending on the apps you use.
By Downloading Apps:
On Android one or stock Android, without any additions from Google or the manufacturer’s UI, you might not be able to find the night mode option. In that case, there are so many decent apps that do the job for you. The Bluelight Filter app is one of the best. This app has additional advantages such as having a shortcut in your home screen, a choice of seven different shades, activation schedule and a notification widget.
This app has additional advantages such as having a shortcut in your home screen, a choice of seven different shades, activation schedule and a notification widget. [Compatibility: Android 4.0 or higher].
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