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How to Enable and Activate Blue Light in Windows 10 Creators Update

Another great feature users can look forward to in the Windows 10 Creators Update is Blue Light. We’re excited that Microsoft is finally providing native support for the technology to Windows rather than relying on third party apps like f.lux.

We’ve been talking about Blue Light tech here at groovyPost for years due to its health benefits in reducing eye strain and encouraging better sleeping patterns. Last year, Apple introduced Night Shift or Blue Light support in iOS 9. In the Creators Update, users will be able to natively enable and configure its own built in version called Night light in just a few steps. Let’s take a look at how to set it up.

How to Setup and Configure Night light in Windows 10 Creators Update

If you work late into the evenings – like I do – you begin to experience some of the drawbacks of sitting in front of a computer screen at night. Common Symptoms include eye strain, irritation and inability to properly fall asleep. Night light in Windows 10 helps reduce this by minimizing the impact of your computers screen contrast and temperature; contributing to dilate pupils properly when viewing the screen for long periods.

To begin, click Start > Settings > Open System > Click the  Display Tab > toggle On Night light

 

Once Night light has been enabled, you can activate it from the Action Center – Windows key + A – then click the Night light tab.

You can further adjust Night light settings by controlling the temperature or have it activate and turn off at a particular time of the day. When activated, the screen will automatically adjust its temperature; producing a comfortable contrast, which reduces eye strain and promotes better sleep.

Night light is an exclusive feature for the Windows 10 Creators Update. Users running older versions of Windows 10 or previous releases of Windows that cannot upgrade, will have to continue using third-party utilities like f.lux. For me, the benefits are clear; working in front of a computer all day, can take a toll on your health; it’s great to see features like Blue light available out of the box to make your computing experience more comfortable.

The Windows 10 Creators Update comes bundled with a lot of great new features, check out some of our other articles about the update and let us know what you think:

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6 Responses to How to Enable and Activate Blue Light in Windows 10 Creators Update

  1. clayto January 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm #

    I have just installed f.Lux before reading this article, it works fine but time will tell if it has a beneficial effect on my sleep patterns. When the new Windows feature arrives which should I use or can both be used together?

    There is much more involved in this than eyes strain, such as the evidence that blue light inhibits the production of melatonin which is important in regulating sleep and relevant to various health issues such as heart function..

    • Andre Da Costa January 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm #

      Thanks for the additional health details Clayto!

  2. Mellissalynn A McGonigle January 16, 2017 at 12:02 pm #

    So how, exactly, does one get the Creators Update?

    • clayto January 17, 2017 at 2:43 am #

      The Creators Update ‘should’ be installed automatically in April in the usual way, or if you have settings not to install automatically you get a notification of its arrival so you can install manually — if you are eligible (ie Windows 10 with up to date updates!). ‘Creators’ is only a name (which reflects some of the new features to be included), just as Anniversary was only the name of the last major update.

  3. gabriel March 24, 2017 at 2:54 pm #

    That c**p doesn’t work all the settings are locked out can’t click anything there

    • Plesk90 April 7, 2017 at 7:20 pm #

      Same here 🙁

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