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How to enable Night light on Windows 11

Windows 11 includes "Night light" to help you reduce eye strain and improve sleep quality at night — here's how to set it up.

Night light for Windows 11

On Windows 11, “Night light” is a feature that helps you fall asleep more naturally and reduces eye strain when working long hours at night in front of your laptop or desktop.

Night light works by minimizing the amount of blue light emitted by the display (which mimics the light you receive naturally during the day), and it shows warmer colors to make it easier to fall asleep and reduce the chances of eye strain when using the computer late at night.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to enable the Night light feature on your laptop or desktop running Windows 11.

Enable Night light on Windows 11

To turn on the Night light feature on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display page on the right side.

    Display settings

  4. Under the “Brightness & color” section, turn on the Night light toggle switch to enable the feature on Windows 11.

    Windows 11 Night light

Alternatively, click the Network and Volume button in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar to open the Quick Settings flyout (Windows key + A) and click the Night light button.

Customize Night light on Windows 11

To change the warm color strength for the Night light feature, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display page on the right side.

    Display settings

  4. Under the “Brightness & color” section, click the Night light setting.

    Night light setting

  5. Use the Strength slider to select how warm the colors should be.

    Night light strength

  6. Click the Turn on now button for the “Show warmer colors on your display to help you sleep” option to enable Night light on Windows 11.

Once you complete the steps, the feature will show the warm color intensity that you selected.

Schedule Night light on Windows 11

To turn the Night light feature on and off automatically on a schedule, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.

  2. Click on System.

  3. Click the Display page on the right side.

    Display settings

  4. Under the “Brightness & color” section, click the Night light setting.

    Night light setting

  5. Turn on the Schedule night light toggle switch.

  6. Select the Set hours option.

    Schedule Night light

  7. Specify when the Night light feature should turn on automatically.

  8. Specify when the Night light feature should turn off automatically.

After you complete the steps, the Night light feature will enable and disable automatically according to the schedule you specify.