Last Updated: 12th July 2018
If you’re constantly on your phone just as you’re going to bed, you’re among the majority of the population. The blue LED lights in our mobile phone screens help promote sleeplessness – keeping us more alert at a time when we should be winding down ready to go to sleep – so, if you’re struggling to get to sleep, why not try out your inbuilt ‘Night Light’?
Google’s Android 7.1 Nougat update brought with it a whole host of new features from the Pixel and Pixel XL phones, including the ‘Night Light’. This feature is perfect for those of you who want to reduce eye strain at night-time and stop your brain gets tricked into thinking it’s still daytime. This feature isn’t enabled by default on your Google Pixel phone, so we’re going to show you exactly how you can set yours up.
NOTE: there are two options for enabling your Night Light:
- Automatic Night Light
- Manually enabled Night Light
How To Enable The Automatic Night Light
This option is great if you don’t want to have to manually remember to turn it on, trying out the automatic ‘Night Light’ mode could be a good way to test how you feel about using it.
Follow the steps below to set your automatic Night Light up:
Step one: In ‘settings’, find and click on ‘display’
Step two: Find the ‘Night Light’ option and tap
Step three: Click ‘turn on automatically’
Step four: You’ll see three options for automatic ‘never’, ‘custom schedule’ or ‘sunset to sunrise’. Pick the option that best suits you.
NOTE: If you’d rather set your Night Light to come on at specific times, then setting a ‘custom schedule’ is the best option. Simply select the time you would like it activated for each day.
How To Manually Enable The Night Light
You can see going through the steps above, you can’t easily see where you can just turn on/off the Night Light manually.
Step one: Swipe down on your screen. This motion usually brings up features such as your wireless connectivity and battery life.
Step two: Swipe down again to reveal all of your Google Pixel quick tiles. You should be able to see a half crescent representing the Night Light. Simply click as you would to activate the flashlight feature.
Now you know it’s there, you can access it easily whenever you like.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can the night light mode on the Google Pixel come on automatically?
A: Yes, you are able to set the night light mode on the Google Pixel to come on automatically!
Q: Is there a night mode option on the iPhone?
A: Yes, find out more here > www.quickmobilefix.com/blogs/iphone-blog-posts/how-to-sleep-better-with-night-shift-on-the-iphone
Article By Helen Jackson
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