One of the more touted features of Apple’s upcoming new iOS 9.3 is called Night Shift. This feature changes the color saturation on your iPhone or iPad from bright blue to a warmer color that’s easier on your eyes, and can help you sleep easier at night.
For more on this feature, check out our article on how to enable Night Shift Mode on iOS 9.3. It takes some getting used to, but over the past couple of weeks I’ve come to like it. So, what about if you’re an Android user? Luckily there are a couple of apps that will give you a similar experience.
Night Shift Mode on Android
There isn’t a built-in feature in Android like there is for iOS 9.3. But, as the old saying goes “there’s an app for that.” In fact, there are a few apps that will provide a similar experience. One that’s free and simple to use is Night Shift: Blue Light Filter.
After installing it, you’ll find that it’s a direct experience. It automatically sets its own schedule that runs from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. as the daytime and allows you to use the automatic brightness and color saturation. Then during the night hours, the filter adjusts to a warmer color and limits the regular cool blue light.
Another app that I’ve tested out on my Google Nexus 6P is called Twilight. It provides more time, scheduling, and opacity options than Night Shift: Blue Light Filter. Twilight has a free and premium version for $0.99 for even more features. In fact, it seems to provide more features than the Night Shift mode built into iOS.
The ability to change the lighting of your computer screen isn’t anything new for desktop and laptop users. But this feature is something that’s welcomed by mobile device users. If you want to get this ability on your Windows, Mac, or Android computer, read our article about the free utility f.lux.
Do you have an app for Android that you prefer for controlling the light on your phone or tablet at night? Leave a comment below and tell us about it.
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