How To Tint Your Screen A Warmer Color In Windows 10

Last year, an app called Flux was released for iOS. It tinted your screen a nice warm color so that looking at your phone at night didn’t hurt your eyes. The tint color also made sure a bright screen didn’t chase your sleep away. The app was so popular, it was promptly pulled from the App Store and Apple soon incorporated the feature in iOS. Windows 10 has just done the same thing by adding a feature to natively tint your screen a warmer color. Here’s how it works.

This feature is officially called ‘Blue Light’. You can turn it On or Off at will, and schedule it to turn on at a specific time or at sunset.

To tint your screen and use the Blue Light feature, open the Settings app. Go to the System group of settings and select ‘Display’. Under the ‘Color’ section, you will see a switch to ‘Lower blue light automatically’. Click the ‘Blue light settings’ link under it.

There are two ways to turn on Blue Light settings; manually or on schedule. Before you turn it On though, select how much you’d like to tint your screen. On the Blue light settings screen, there is a slider called ‘Color temperature at night’. Use it to set the intensity of the tint. Click the ‘Turn On now’ button to enable it. Once enabled, the button will read ‘Turn off now’ so that you can disable the tint.

If you scroll a bit further down, you can see the schedule settings for Blue light. Turn on the ‘Lower blue light automatically’ option and then set either a schedule or a sunset trigger. In order to use the sunset trigger, you must have location services enabled.

This feature is currently available to users on the Windows Insider program running build 15007. Come March 2017, you will be able to natively tint your screen a warmer color in Windows 10 with the Creator Update.

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Kelli Smith
Kelli runs customer support and creates content for Skillcrush, a digital skills training and education platform with friendly instructors, an active student community, and laser focus on helping you achieve your career goals with technology. She has an MBA and successfully ran an international company and her own freelancing business before pursuing her passion for tech by taking advanced web development classes. Kelli loves listening to tech podcasts at 2x speed, looking for cute Corgi photos online and teaching and performing country line dancing—as a true Texan living in Finland would do. Say hi on Twitter.

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