At the Android 7.0 Nougat Developer Preview, one feature that impressed me the most was a system-wide Night Mode. It is very helpful in letting you use your device at nights or low-light situations.
Night Mode prevents the eyes from straining. Hence, you are able to have a better sleep. This mode was hidden in the run-up to Nougat’s release. Nonetheless, there is a trick through which you can get some of its nice features.
Though the system-wide dark theme is not available, Nexus devices powered by Nougat (5X, 6, 6P, 9, Pixel C) can get a blue light filter. Willing to try it out on your device? Let’s head over the jump!
How to Enable Night Mode on Nexus Running Android 7.0 Nougat
Step #1. Launch Google Play Store on your device.
Step #2. Tap on the Search bar. Next, you need to enter Night Mode Enabler. Tap on Install.
Step #3. You need to go to the home screen and then pull down on Notification Shade.
Step #4. Then, you have to pull down on NS again in order to enter Quick Settings.
Step #5. Next, you have to hold down on the Settings icon. Now, you will see a message saying, “Congrats! System UI Tuner has been added to Settings.”
Step #6. Next, you need to return to the home screen again. Launch Night Mode Enabler app.
Step #7. Tap on Enable Night Mode.
Step #8. Toggle the switch next to Night Mode.
You can toggle the Adjust tint to enable the blue-light filter.
That’s done! Now, enjoy using your smartphone in the Night Mode. The system-wide dark theme will let you use your Android device comfortably at nights or low-lit areas.