How to Enable and Use Night Light in Windows 11

Computer screen eye saver

A simple trick that can improve and ease your screen time.

Digital brightness is the one thing that can ruin a perfectly sane mind. High levels of screen brightness are not only visual irritants but they can be quite mentally agitating too. Thankfully, we don’t have to succumb to bright screens, because we can always reduce screen brightness. But, with reduced brightness, we also reduce the quality of consumable content. Thus, the process gets counterproductive.

So, is there a way we can have optimal levels of brightness while we shield our eyes and mind from the wrath of blinding bright screens? Of course, we do! Night light to the rescue! With this feature running in the background, you can level up the brightness and enjoy a peaceful digital journey, while your eyes relax as well.

Here’s how you can use the saving grace of night light on the new Windows 11.

How to Turn On Night Light on Windows 11

Click on the centralized ‘Start’ button, and select the ‘Settings’ option, which is represented by a gear icon.

The ‘System’ settings will be the first page to appear. On this screen, select the first option, ‘Display’.

The System Display settings screen will now open. Navigate to the ‘Night Light’ option and click the toggle bar in this section. It should move from ‘Off’ to ‘On’.

Night Light is now active on your Windows 11 device. You will notice a warm tint, like a sheet of pale yellow across all screens suggesting this activation.

How to Change Night Light Warmth in Windows 11

Once the night light feature is on, there’s no need to be disheartened if the amount of warmth on your screen does not fit your requirement. You can always change the night light warmth! Here’s how.

In the same System Display settings page, click anywhere on the ‘Night Light’ option.

Now, the ‘Night Light’ Display settings page would appear, with three sections. Navigate to the ‘Strength’ section which has a toggle on a line that ranges from 1 to 100, left to right respectively. The closer you move this toggle to 100, the warmer the night light gets.

How to Schedule Night Light on Windows 11

If you’re a regular night-light-dependent, activating this feature each time can be time-consuming and monotonously irritating. To save time and regulate better workflow, you can schedule the night light! Upon scheduling, this feature will activate on its own at the set time.

To schedule night light, click on the toggle bar in the ‘Schedule Night Light’ option in the same ‘Night Light’ settings page. Push the toggle to ‘ON’.

There are two options for scheduling night light. One is the default time settings according to your location and the other is a customizable option. The first would be automatically set between sunrise and sunset, essentially nighttime takes over.

If you don’t prefer automated scheduling, you can customize the night light hours by selecting the ‘Set Hours’ option.

The ‘Set Hours’ option opens into two rows; “Turn on” and “Turn off”. The first is for when you want the night light to switch on and the second, for when you want it to switch off. Click on the time boxes to change the scheduling time.

Clicking on the time box will open a timings pop-up. Here you can choose the schedule by the hour and the minute! You can switch the default AM and PM structure according to your preference, as well. Once done, click the tick mark at the bottom of the pop-up.

You will now enjoy customized night light, scheduled to your convenience.

Night light is super helpful, especially for sensitive eyesight. The softness of the night light curbs eye strain. It releases lesser blue light and warms the screen such that harsh screen light or brightness disappears. Night light also helps the user sleep better. Excessive exposure to screen light can cause disruptions in sleep patterns, which can be balanced to a certain degree with night light.