Most internet users have switched from PC to cell phones because mobiles are lightweight devices that easily fit into the pockets. You may have been using a PC or mobile device for several years now. Do you know that the color display of your computer and smartphone transmits different invisible rays of various wavelengths (intensity)?
Bluelight is one of the most harmful rays transmitted by a color monitor. Studies prove that blue light makes reading eBooks or text content during the daytime a great experience. But after the evening, prolonged exposure of blue light to the eyes isn’t good.
Some versions of the Android OS allow users to turn on the auto-brightness feature which ensures that the brightness of the display is decreased automatically according to the time of the day. You can find this option in the display settings of the Android OS. The major drawback of this setting is that it doesn’t have any impact on the blue light. Because of this limitation, eye experts advise people to limit the use of cell phones during the night.
If you want to protect your eyes from intense blue lights transmitted by the mobile’s display, try out one of the below applications.
Best night mode apps for Android
Bluelight Filter for Eye Care
BFEC adjusts the display color temperature as soon as you run it. It allows users to select colors that make their eyes comfortable. You can set the display color temperature with a slider.
This application enables you to define sunset time. It provides an option to set display intensity. It ships with an opacity filter, with which you can activate or deactivate the app’s dark or light UI.
The app adds a toggle option to the notification panel so that you can turn on/off its core functionality.
- Simple and easy to use.
- BFEC has plenty of premium features that should have been free.
Bluelight filter by Simple Design
Yet another excellent application to fix the Bluelight intensity issue on your smartphone, BFSD assures that your eyes won’t feel tired or hurt when you’re using the phone after the sunset. BFSD lessens Bluelight emitted by the display. Hence, it helps you sleep better.
BFSD allows you to set the Bluelight intensity manually. It also enables you to change the screen brightness. Once you decrease the brightness, the battery of your phone will last longer. The app has an auto timer function and a quick switch button.
Unlike other Android night mode applications I’ve covered here, Twilight identifies your location automatically. Also, it works great on smartphones equipped with AMOLED displays. Users can configure this app to prevent changing screen color temperature when they’re running a specific application.
Twilight lets users save your settings to Google drive. It provides a quick settings dialog box. Twilight is a lightweight application. It supports Android 7 and higher operating systems.
EasyEyes requires the following two permissions to work:
- Draw over other applications.
- Access device location.
Once you grant the above two permissions, run the app and tap on its main screen. EasyEyes allows users to change the display color temperature and brightness level. It lets you revert the original brightness and temperature levels with one-click.
Blue Light Filter Night Mode, Night Shift
When you run this app, BFNM prompts you to turn on the “Allow display over other apps” permission for it. When you grant this permission, the application will let you activate/deactivate its Bluelight filter.
BFNM lets users change the color temperature and intensity as per their requirements. It also has preset color temperatures that you can set by tapping their icons. BFNM can dim your screen when the Bluelight filter is on. It can also activate the filter at a time of your choice.
Flux (Rooted phones only)
F.lux is one of the most popular Bluelight filter applications. It is widely used on computers powered by the Microsoft Windows and the Linux operating system. FF made its way to the Google Play Store in 2016/2017. It is still in the beta stage.
F.lux reduces the emission of the deadly Bluelight rays during the night. FF shows its magic once the sun sets. As the developers haven’t released the official version of Flux, the application may not work on some devices.
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Conclusion: If you don’t want to suffer from vision problems caused by Bluelight, install and activate one of the 6 Android night mode applications I’ve shared above. The apps are user-friendly and support all types of touchscreen displays. They run in background mode without affecting the performance of the Android OS.