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.
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.
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.
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.
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.