Apart from the awesome Ambient Display that helps you view notifications all the time without draining power, Samsung has other tricks up its sleeves. In order to make the most out of its power-saving AMOLED display, some Galaxy devices come with a Grayscale Mode. While Grayscale Mode on any Android device isn’t a direct possibility, there is a way around it.

Since the AMOLED panels are designed to conserve energy when portraying black and white colors, the Grayscale Mode helps you get more juice out of each charge. To get Grayscale Mode on any Android device with AMOLED display, you need the Monochrome app and root access.

Step 1: Download the Monochrome App

With the help of an app created by a developer named Suyash Srijan, you can power up Grayscale Mode on any Android device. Simply search for the app in the Google Play Store or download it using the link given below.

QUICK NOTE: Free firmware downloads are made possible thanks in part to OVH Hosting & Dedicated Servers – Updato's #1 choice for hosting and storage solutions! Show your support and check 'em out.

Grayscale Mode on any Android

Download Monochrome from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Grant root access to the Monochrome app

As mentioned earlier, you need root access to use the Monochrome app for activating Grayscale Mode. If you don’t have a rooted device but don’t mind rooting it, feel free to follow our Android rooting guide.

Grayscale Mode on any Android

Make sure that you understand the risks of rooting your Android device before you go ahead. If your device is already rooted, go ahead and open the Monochrome app. You will be greeted with a pop-up from Superuser asking for root access, so allow it by hitting “Grant”.

Step 3: Activate Grayscale Mode on any Android device

You can now finally go ahead and activate the Grayscale Mode using the Monochrome app. Simply open the app and press the toggle switch to activate Grayscale Mode.

Grayscale Mode on any Android

Activating Grayscale Mode will automatically kick in a black and white display every time your phone is running on low battery. This will help you conserve your battery, and will automatically deactivate when you connect your device to a charger.

Grayscale Mode on any Android

Have you tried adding the battery-saving Grayscale Mode to your AMOLED-powered Android device? Do let us know whether this app makes any real-time difference to the battery consumption or not.

Source: WonderHowTo

View Comments


unlock your phone

Easily and safely unlock your phone for any network provider in just minutes.

Get Started

LATEST FROM YOUTUBE:

What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

Looks like you're using an ad blocker.

We get it: ads aren't what you're here for...

But ad revenue is our only way to manage this site. Without ad revenue we won't be able to continue to provide quality content and free firmware downloads.

Please disable your ad blocker or whitelist Updato.com in order to continue into Updato's ad-light experience.

Thanks for your support!