Have you tried but failed to locate the Night Mode on the latest Android version 7.0 Nougat? For those of us that have been using smartphones for as long as they have been around, you have an idea of how hard it can be when you try to use the phone where there is poor lighting. We can say that many smartphone users were very thrilled to hear about Google’s announcement to introduce the Night Mode in its latest update.
This would mark the end to the strain they usually have to put their eyes through when using the smartphones at night. However, though beta users of the latest Nougat Android version are able to make use of the Night Mode, this feature is not included in the latest Android version release, at least not yet. But worry not; we have come up with a workaround which can be of great help.
Understanding the Night Mode
For those who are unaware, the Night Mode feature is designed to help users of Android Smartphones to avoid the blue light emission so as to comfortably use their smartphones without having to worry about their eyes getting fatigued. This feature also allows your smartphone to use a dark background which prevents you from being blinded during the times when you wake your phone in darkness.
Not only does the Night Mode offer some comfort for your eyes but it also averts some health issues which could result from using your smartphone in darkness. The most common setback to using the Night Mode on your smartphone is that your brain gets stimulated by the hues which come from the blue light and hence your brain stays alert and limits your sleep.
Night Mode Activation
A few smartphone users have been able to use the Night Mode with the new Nougat Android version after the upgrade. However, it is sad news to those users who are planning to upgrade from the version 6.0 Marshmallow because they will not be able to get the Night Mode. At the moment no announcement from Google to suggest that future updates will be enabled with the Night Mode. App developer Mike Evans has come up with an app which will help Android users to make use of the Night Mode on their smartphones without the need of rooting your device. This app works as illustrated below;
Step 1: Downloading and installing the app
Launch the Google Play Store and search for Night Mode Enabler app. Mike Evans is the developer of this wonderful app. Although you might come across some closely related apps to this one, the Night Mode Enabler happens to be the best of them all. Download this app and complete the installation.
Step 2: Enabling the System UI Tuner
With the Night Mode Enabler app already installed on your smartphone, launch it after which you will be shown a message stating that you have to Enable the System UI Tuner. You can do enable this Tuner from the Quick Setting Menu on your smartphone.
- Swipe down on the screen using your fingers to pull the notifications shade down. Click and hold on the settings icon located in the top right corner of your screen.
- Wait for the icon to start rotating and then you should see a message saying “Congratulations! System UI Tuner has been added to your Settings”.
- Go to the settings menu by tapping on the Settings icon
- From here, locate the System UI tuner and click on it
- Tap on ‘Understood’ provided in the pop-up box displaying a warning about the use of System UI Tuner
Step 3: Using the Night Mode Enabler to Enable Night Mode
Go back to the Homescreen and then once again launch the Night Mode Enabler App. A blank screen appears and it has a single button at its centre which says Enable Night Mode. Tap the one button to enable the Night Mode and you will be taken to the System UI Tuner. From here you will be shown a screen with options for tweaking the Night Mode settings.
Once you get here, you have the option to select whether you would like to switch to the Night Mode manually or automatically. After enabling the Night Mode, it is time to start enjoying using your smartphone at night or in darkness without having to worry about eyes being strained.