Android: Activate night mode – here’s how
Would you like to know how to activate night mode on your Android smartphone? We’ll explain how to do it.
Blue display light can prevent you from resting in the evening. To the eyes it looks as if it is still daylight. To prevent this effect, you can activate night mode in Android. The blue light is then filtered out of the display light, user interfaces have a slight orange tinge, and the eyes are relieved. This is supposed to make you sleep faster and better. To filter out the blue light on the screen, you can use your own function in the quick access bar in newer Android versions. If the function is not yet available on your smartphone or if you would like to have more setting options, you can also use an app to set your mobile phone to night mode.
Activate night mode in Android
Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions.
Swipe down from the top of your phone screen. The quick access bar appears. Repeat the swiping gesture to fully unfold the bar. This may have several pages that you can reach by swiping to the right or left.
Touch the symbol with the B (” blue filter “) to activate night mode (this is the symbol on Samsung devices, the symbol can look and be called differently by other manufacturers). The symbol is now colored blue . The display now has an orange cast, the blue tones are filtered out. This automatically applies to the entire display, even if you are using apps.Note: If you also want to protect your eyes, you can activate Dark Mode in Android . The Android interfaces on your smartphone will then be completely dark with light text.
Set night mode via app
If your smartphone does not have a night mode setting, you can also use an app for this. For example, there is the “Twilight” app for Android in the Google Play Store . The basic version is free and filters out the blue light on your display depending on the time of day. The “Night Screen” app for Android or the “Blue Light Filter” app are also free alternatives .
With apps like “Twilight” you can filter blue light from your display and make other settings.
Quick guide: Activate Android night mode
- Swipe down from the top of the screen to open the quick access bar . Swipe again to fully unfold the bar.
- Touch the symbol with the B (” blue filter “) to activate night mode (applies to Samsung devices, the symbol may vary from other manufacturers). The symbol turns blue and the display gets an orange tinge because the blue tones are filtered out.