If you’re looking for F.lux like functionality in your Windows 10 PC? Actually, it is possible now and the good thing is that you do not require any software to make that thing happen. Here in this article, you will find out how to do that.
In the Windows 10 Creators Update Insider Preview build 15019, the company has included the settings that let you turn on or enable a Night light (previously known as Blue light) in Windows 10 to reduce eye strain.
For those who’re not aware of Night Light mode, it is a new feature of Windows 10 that reduce the blue light to reduce the risk of disturbing your sleep as well as decrease the eye strain which you feel while working on the PC or laptop.
When Night light mode is enabled in the Windows 10, it reduces the blue light and makes the screen color gamma more relaxed for your eyes at the night time.
The colors of the screen become warmer and the backlight will faint and in return, you will experience less strain on the eyes.
Night Light (Blue Night) mode in the Windows 10 is a very interesting feature. Here in this article, you will find out how to configure this useful feature.
The tutorial is based on the Windows 10 Creators Update Insider Preview build 15019, which is not available publicly yet. All the options and settings which you find out in upcoming lines will be available when the final version of Windows 10 Creator Update is released, which is supposed to be released by the company in March 2017
There are lots of users who’re already using software like f.lux to set PC display to adjust according to the time of the day – like sunlight during the day and warm at night. Keeping users health in mind, the company has included the night light mode in the Windows 10 so that they can feel less strain on the eyes while working at the night.
Enable Night Light in Windows 10
There are two different ways to enable and disable Night Light reduction mode in Windows 10 using
- Quick Action button in the Action Center
- Settings apps
In the settings app, you will find out more options to tweak this feature. While the Quick Access button is available to enable the Night Light mode quickly.
Here is how you can enable the Night Light mode using the following methods
Enable Night Light in Windows 10 using Quick Action Button
Click on the Quick Action Center icon which is available at the bottom right side of the screen on the Taskbar.
Alternatively, you can press WIN + A keys to launch the same.
This will open the Quick Action Center pane, on the right side of the screen. Here you need to click on the Expand link.
Now you will see the more Quick Action buttons. In the pane, you will find button the which reads Night Light. Simply click on it to enable the Night Light mode.
This will quickly enable the night light functionality with default settings.
If Night light quick action button missing from the action center? Check out how to get a Night light button to Action Center in Windows 10.
Enable Night Light in Windows 10 using Settings App
To find out more options to tweak this feature, you can use Settings app. Here is what you need to do to reach there:
Launch the Settings app. For quick access press the WIN + I keys
Here navigate to System -> Display.
On the right pane, Under Display, you will see color heading under it, move the toggle and enable the option which reads “Lower blue light automatically”
Below this, click on the Night Light Settings link. This will open the new page. Here you can manage the color temperature at the night as well as schedule hours when you need to automatically enable the night light feature.
This is really a useful feature for the users who spent lots of time working on the PC or Laptop. According to some research, the blue light emitted by the electronic devices screen is harmful to our body as it reduces the excretion of the melatonin ( a sleep-inducing hormone) which in return disturb sleep.
So it is highly recommended to enable Night Light mode at night time to reduce the blue light exposure for healthy sleep and reduce the eye strain.
Why don’t you check out my previous article on Windows 10 Night Light Missing and Fix: Night light Settings Grayed Out in Windows 10 Creators Update