How to enable ‘Night mode’ to reduce eye strain and sleep better on Android 7.0 Nougat

You can enable Night mode on your Nexus device running Android 7.0 Nougat to reduce eye strain and help you sleep better at night.

Android 7.0 Nougat Night Mode

You can be very granular customizing your Android phone or tablet, you can even use a secret menu called System UI Tuner to unlock new features. However, the mobile operating system has even more hidden features, such as Night mode.

Night mode is a feature that adjusts the display on your device to reduce eye strain and help you improve your quality sleep at night. It does this by reducing the amount of blue your screen emits that can disrupt your sleep patterns.

If you’re a Windows user, for a long time, we had an app called f.lux that works in the same way. Apple has even added the same concept with a feature called Night Shift.

How to use Night mode on Android 7.0 Nougat

The feature first appeared during the pre-release versions of Android 7.0 Nougat, but for whatever reason, Google decided to keep it hidden — even from the main System UI Tuner menu — in the final release. However, there is a little app called Night Mode Enabler from Google Play Store, you get the feature on your Nexus phone or tablet.

  1. Download the app from Google Play Store.

  2. Open Night Mode Enabler.

  3. Select Enable Night Mode.

  4. Configure your settings.

    Night Mode Enabler for Android 7.0 Nougat

When you do that, a new System UI Tuner menu will open where you can turn on Night mode. You can also choose whether you want the feature to work automatically depending on your location or time of day. In addition, there are two more options that let you control tint and brightness on the screen when the feature is enabled.

Once you enabled the feature on your device, you can turn on Night mode by doing the following:

  1. Open Quick Settings.

  2. Select Edit.

  3. Drag the Night mode tile to the Quick Settings menu.

  4. Go back to Quick Settings and select Night mode to turn it on.

    Night mode on Quick Setting on Android

What do you think about the Night Mode feature? Will you be using it on your Android device? Tell us in the comments below.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].