How to use the blue light-killing Night Light on the Google Pixel

Like many phones this year, Google's Pixel offers a feature called Night Light that tints the screen a reddish-yellow to reduce the amount of sleep-affecting blue light being given off by the phone's AMOLED display.

While it's not likely going to save you a sleepless night if you're prone to bouts of insomnia, blue light filters have been shown to cut down on the negative consequences of lengthy periods in front of a screen, especially under artificial indoor light.

Sound like a feature you're interested in trying? Here's how to do it.

How to enable Night Light on the Google Pixel

  1. On the home screen, swipe down from the notification shade.
  2. Tap the Settings button on the right side.
  3. Scroll down to Display.
  4. Tap Night Light.

  1. Tap on Turn on automatically.
  2. Enable Custom schedule or Sunset to sunrise (recommended).
  3. If setting Custom schedule, set the Start time and End time.
  4. Under Status, enable On / Turn off automatically at set period.

You can also set Night Light manually.

  1. Swipe down on the notification shade
  2. Swiping down again to access the Quick Settings menu.
  3. Tap the moon icon (Night Light) to enable/disable.

That's it! You should now have everything you need to get a good night's sleep — except, you know, a bed. And a nice pillow. And you should probably walk away from your phone every once in a while, anyway.

Daniel Bader

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central.