Does your head hurt? Do you have trouble sleeping? Believe it or not, your smartphone may be the culprit. Scientists believe that the blue light that electronic devices leave out can contribute to these problems. Fortunately, there are simple ways to eliminate this blue light so that you can rest more easily.
Whether you have an iPhone or Android device, we'll show you what you can do now to reduce the amount of blue light you have
Using Night Shift on your iPhone
Introduced in iOS 9.3, You can filter out blue light with the Night Shift function in iOS and adjust the warmth of the colors in your display. To enable this, go to:
- Settings> Display & brightness> Night shift
We recommend that you enable the Scheduled option and select the hours that suit you best. Ours comes on at 1
How to use the blue light filter on your Samsung Galaxy
The majority of Samsung Galaxy phones now have a blue light filter option. The quickest way to enable this is to pull down your notification shadow and swipe down again to access your quick settings. One of them is called Blue Light Filter and you can tap to turn it on and off. You can also look at:
- Settings> Display> Blue light filter
You can adjust the coverage with a slider and you can also tap Switch on as planned and then select Sunset until sunrise or Custom schedule if you want to specify your own preferred hours.
Using night light on your Pixel telephone
On Pixel phones from Google and other stock Android devices with Android 8.0 Oreo and later you can find a blue light filter option here:
- Settings> Display> Night light
Tap on Schedule to specify your own hours and change the filter level with the Intensity slider.
How to filter blue light on other Android phones
Different manufacturers have come up with different names for their blue light filters, but most have one. In general, you will find a quick setting option in your notification shadow and scheduling options in Settings> Display .
LG calls it Comfort View HTC and OnePlus call it Night mode Huawei calls it Eye care Motorola calls it Night view and Xiaomi calls it Reading mode .
What if your phone does not have a built-in blue light filter?
If you are unlucky about having a smartphone without a blue light filter, or if you do not like the option you have, you can always try a third-party app instead.
Our favorite blue light filter app on Android is Twilight.
If you use your laptop or computer late at night, see how you use a blue light filter on a PC or Mac.