Working long hours with laptop or desktop during nighttime can strain your eyes. Almost all monitor display emits the blue light. This blue light is also part of daylight that helps during daytime. However, using blue light during dark environment or nighttime can disturb your eyes and can lead to sleep problems. In order to avoid this problem, Windows 10 offers night light feature to display warmer colors. In this article, we will explain how to setup night light mode in Windows 10 to reduce the strain on your eyes.
How to Set Night Light Mode in Windows 10?
Follow the below instructions to setup night light and customize the timing.
Right click on the empty area on your desktop and choose “Display Settings” option from the context menu.
This will take you to the “Display” section of the Windows Settings app. Alternatively, you can press “Win Logo + I” shortcuts to Windows Settings app. Navigate to “System” settings and then to the “Display” tab.
Enable the “Night light” option under “Brightness and color” heading.
That’s all‼! You have enabled night light mode in your computer.
Customizing Night Light Settings
Depending upon your location sharing settings, Windows will automatically choose the timing for enabling night light from the sunset and sunrise time. However, you can adjust this by clicking on the “Night light settings” link.
- Click on the “Turn on now” button, if you want to turn the night light mode immediately. You will see the colors instantly changing to warmer mode. We recommend you to leave it turned off to enable the night light only during the scheduled time.
- Use the slider control to adjust the color temperature at night. When sliding, Windows will display the color change for you to get the feel. You can add more red component to reduce the blue light. However, check and setup this as per your convenient.
Scheduling Night Light Mode
If you want to enable the night light only during certain time, make sure to turn on the “Schedule night light” option. You have two options to schedule night light.
Sunset to Sunrise
You can choose this option to enable night light mode automatically when the nighttime starts. Windows will automatically capture the sunset and sunrise time from your location settings. Night mode will be enabled at the sunset and disabled at sunrise time on daily basis. Once setup, you do not need to do any further actions.
If location sharing is not enabled, you will see this option is disabled with a “Location settings” link.
Click on the link and enable the switch for “Allow apps to access your location”. You can also setup default location so that Windows will pick up sunset/sunrise timings for that location.
After enabling location sharing, you can find the exact scheduled time of night light in the settings section.
Set Specific Hours
Starting night mode at evening 6PM maybe too early for you. In this case, you can specify the time for scheduling the night mode as per your convenience. Choose the “Set hours” radio button.
Click on turn on/off timing box to select your preferred hours. Click on the tick mark to set the selected time for scheduling night light.
You can now close the settings page; Windows will automatically save your changes and apply the night light mode accordingly.
Note: Setting dark theme is different than enabling night light in Windows 10. You can enable dark theme mode in “Settings > Personalization > Colors > Choose your default app mode > Dark”.