Lately, blue light filtering apps are becoming more and more popular and iOS already has such a capability. Starting with Nougat 7.0, Android users should have been able to use a new Night Mode but this feature somehow didn’t make it into the final build.
Nevertheless, Night Mode is still hidden inside Android 7.0’s code and Michael Evans, a clever developer came up with an app that activates it.
How to enable Night Mode in Android Nougat right now
The app called Night Mode Enabler does exactly what its name says: it allows you to enable Night Mode in Android Nougat, even if this feature is deeply buried in the OS.
The first thing you need to do is enable the hidden System UI Tuner menu. As a result, swipe down twice from the top of your screen to expand the Quick Settings menu, then press and hold on the gear icon located in the top-right corner. Keep holding for about 10 seconds then release.
Then, the Settings app will open and a toast message will let you know that System UI Tuner has been enabled.
Now you will need to install Night Mode Enabler which you can do by visiting the link below:
Download Night Mode Enabler (Google Play Store)
Once the app is installed, open it and tap on the ‘Enable Night Mode’ button located in the center of the screen. Then, you will be taken to Android’s System UI Tuner menu and there you need to toggle the switch to ‘On’.
While you’re there, you can also tweak the Night Mode settings – this is an optional step, but recommended.
As you can see, you can adjust the screen brightness and tint (warmer or colder) and allow Night Mode to automatically kick in, based on time of day and location. Furthermore, starting sundown the screen filter will become warmer as it gets darker outside.
Now that you managed to enable Night Mode in Android Nougat, you can also add a Quick Settings tile for the feature so you can easily enable/disable it as needed.
If you want a Night Mode Quick Settings shortcut, swipe down twice from the top of the screen, then tap on “Edit”. At the bottom of the list, long press the Night Mode toggle then drag and drop it in the Quick Settings menu at the desired position.
From then on, you will be able to manually disable or enable Night Mode in Android Nougat at any moment, without having to open the System UI Tuner menu.
If you decide to try Android Nougat’s hidden Night Mode setting, let us know how you like it and if you’ve experienced any issues while using it.
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