Google Pixel’s night light feature can help you sleep better

BY Bethwel Njore / October 25, 2016
BY Bethwel Njore / October 25, 2016 / How To

Google Pixel has included an option that has become more popular among latest smartphone and tablet users. This option is called Night Light, and it helps a lot in cutting down the ‘blue light’ on your phone’s display.

According to researchers, spending a lot of time in front of the blue light, reading on your device before bed, for instance, can keep you awake. Not only that, if you use at night becomes a habit, after some days your eyes might suffer pain and also experience moist.

The newly launched Google Pixel smartphones are equipped with the Night Light feature. So if you’re in possession of one of the Pixel flagships, then you should know how to activate and use this special feature.

Enable the automatic Night Light in Settings

This special feature can be activated in two ways – either manually by using the Quick Settings tile, or time of day. First, let’s cover the automatic way.

  • Go to Settings
  • Click the Display menu
  • Select ‘Night Light
  • Click ‘Turn on automatically’ option and select ‘Sunset to sunrise’.

This applies the blue-cancelling screen feature to your smartphone every night at the sunset. The intensity tends to increase as the sun goes down.

Activate the Night Light Settings toggle

If you want to handle the Night Light feature yourself, you can easily do that by adding a Quick Settings menu. Then hit the pencil-shaped edit button. Scroll down till you find the Night Light toggle. Long-press it and then drag it to the darker gray part at the top of your phone’s screen.

After doing that, tap the back button, then you will have a hand switch for activating the Night Light Mode at any time.

After enabling the feature, the screen will display an orange hue when the Night Light feature is on. This means that the screen emits fewer blue light frequencies thus making it easier for you to sleep at night especially if you usually use your device after dark. Here is how to activate the Night Light Mode if your device is running Android 7.0 Nougat.

Source: Cnet


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