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It’s not good habit to spend a lot of time watching screens, particularly close to bed time. The blue light that’s usually released by most displays can alter the body’s circadian rhythm, as research reveals, and can lead you to have trouble sleeping. You maybe already knew that.

The best way to get rid of that issue is to stay away from display entirely. But that’s not very realistic, knowing how much time we spend with our smart devices. Luckily, there are methods to get around that.

One of the most successful ones involves making the screen warmer; to better secure your eyes. Some say it “night shift”, others call it “night mode”, and how you on it vary by device, of course, so we mentioned we’d take you via the most popular gadgets. Here’s what you need to know to get started.

How to enable or disable Night Mode on iOS device?

Since iOS 9.3, blue-light lowering has been present as a device feature. You canios night check it in Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift. Here you can set the schedule for it, and manage the color temperature to increase or lower the warmness of the display.

You can also set it from the Control Centre. Swipe up from the bottom of your display screen, and click on Night Shift.

Or ask Siri for support. Say “turn on Night Shift”, or “turn off Night Shift” to manage it.

How to enable or disable Night Mode on  ?

Google first used the facility with Android Nougat, though it’d been included by a lot of other manufactures on Marshmallow itself.

If you’ve got a Nougat gadget, it is present under Settings > Display. On the Pixel, it is referred as Night Light, while it’s termed Night Mode on smart phones from HTC and OnePlus. Xiaomi, on the other hand, calls it Reading Mode. The toggle may also be present in your widget panel below Notification Centre.android night

On Marshmallow ROMs – particularly on phones from likes of Huawei, Asus, Honor, and OnePlus – there will usually be a similar setting under Settings > Display.

For all other Android gadgets that don’t have it built-in, look towards the Play Store for a third-party solution. Two renowned ones comprise of Twilight, and Bluelight Filter, both of which are free of cost.

How to enable or disable Night Mode on MacOS?

After placing it on iOS, Apple is also bringing Night Mode to macOS, from version 10.12.4 onwards. You can check it manually from the Today view in Notification area. Strangely, it’s a bit hidden.

Here are the methods to enable or disable Night Mode in MacOS:

  • Click the Notification Centre icon – one that seems like a bullet-points list – in the top-right.
  • Just scroll down to check the additional options – you’ll get a toggle for Night Shift.
  • To customise Night Shift, head to System Preferences > Displays, there you’ll see a Night Shift section on Mac OS 10.12.4 and later.

Siri works on macOS too, just use “turn on/ off Night Shift”.

If you’re not on macOS 10.12.4 – which is still in beta at the time of publishing this blog – then you’ll have to use third-party software, and f.lux is the most renowned choice. It’s free and to use it, you just have to run it once, and it will stay in the background.

How to enable or disable Night Shift on Windows 10?

Currently, Windows 10 doesn’t have a built-in blue-light facility. It does have a dark mode that can be used with all UWP apps. (It’s under Settings > Personalization.) For any other application, you’ll have to set it manually (if it’s available), so it’s basically not that beneficial.Windows10 Night

Luckily, with the Creators Update, Windows 10 will get an official blue-light reduction mode. Once you have the Windows 10 Creators Update, reach over to Settings > System > Display. The blue light toggle is the first option you’ll see on the right, under Color.

Those who can’t wait till the update is rolled out can install the third-party applications that provide similar functionality. The most popular one for Windows is also f.lux.

All of these methods generally have two-stage support – you can keep it switched on forever, or set a specific schedule – either sunset to sunrise, or create your own. In case you experience any issue, just contact Windows 10 Technical Support for help. The technicians are available 24*7 for assisting customer by taking remote access.