How to turn on Night light mode in Windows 11?

Let`s learn how to turn on and setup Night Light in Windows 11. The Night Light feature in Windows 11 and earlier changes the color gamut of the monitor image to reduce eye fatigue and potentially improve sleep quality. The point is to reduce the amount of blue light emitted by the display, the colors become warmer.

This simple tutorial for beginners details how to turn on night light mode in Windows 11, as well as additional information on the topic.

Enabling the night light mode in Display Settings

The first way to turn on and configure Windows 11 night light is to use the display settings, to do this:

Find Settings in the Start menu -> Click Display or

Right-click on empty area of ​​the desktop and select "Display Settings" from the context menu.

Here, in the "Brightness and color" section, you will see the item "Night light", which you can simply turn on. If you do not use the switch, but simply click on "Night Light", you will be taken to the function settings.

Here, among other things, you can adjust the “strength” of the night light and enable the scheduling, for example, turn it on until sunset (it will be set automatically), or turn it on automatically at the time periods you set. As you can see, everything is simple. But, if you need to turn the night light on and off regularly, you should probably use the second method.

Please note: if the image has not changed after enabling the “Night Light” mode, than it is not available, or other problems arise.

How to enable night light in Windows 11 Quick Settings 

Windows 11 provides a panel with quick settings icons, which can be opened by pressing the Win + A key combination, or by clicking on the area on the right side of the taskbar with an indicator of network connection, volume and battery.

There you will most likely see a button to turn on the night light quickly. If the button is missing, click on the edit button (the button with the image of a pencil). Then click "Add" and add the desired button to this panel. You can later use it to quickly turn the feature on and off. 

In conclusion, one more thing: many monitors have built-in picture profiles, similar to the Night Light feature in Windows, which can be selected either in the monitor menu or using proprietary utilities from its manufacturer. In this case, changing the color of the image will not be performed at the system level, but by the monitor itself.

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