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We use our smartphone night and day and almost every hour. We just cannot stay away from our smartphones because situations demand us to stay close to our smartphones. Whatever the reason might be for using the smartphone extensively during a day, but the fact of the matter is it does send out blue light which is not good for our eyes. If you are continuously using your mobile, then you might have come across a situation where your eyes feel strained and dried out. Many types of research and studies have been conducted to study the impact of smartphone screen light on our eyes and all the facts and researches claim that they are not good for our eyes.
Moreover, we also use the smartphone during the night and that too in low lighting conditions which is the worst settings for using a smartphone. Your eyes are directly exposed to the smartphone screen and all the blue light directly affect your eyes. For a fact, the wavelength of the blue lights emitted from our smartphone screen is similar to that of the wavelength of the sunlight at noon!! Now, this would have definitely got your attention and so, in this article, I have compiled a list of top 5 blue light filter apps for Android to keep your eyes safe and protected.
One important thing to note you must diable any blue light filter or eye protector apps on your device before installing any application. Also disable the app while taking a screenshot to remove the effects of this app on your screenshots.
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Top 5 Blue Light filter apps for Android
1. Blue Light Filter – By Leap Fitness Group
The Blue Light Filter – By Leap Fitness Group application is one of the top rated and highly used blue light filter application for Android. As I have already mentioned that scientific studies prove that the blue light emitted by our smartphone increases stress and discomfort in our eyes and also creates trouble in sleep. This application lets you get rid of all the dangers of using the smartphone at night and also protects your eyes from the harmful blue light.
You can adjust the amount of blue light you are comfortable to fit the natural color and eliminate the extra blue light. The night mode option can relieve your eyes from strain and you can easily read at night. The app also lets you adjust the filter intensity according to your needs, and save power. The app has a clean and easy to use interface and you do not need any kind of Ph.D. to use this application. The sliding button is easy to use and you can set the filter according to the situation around you i.e. daylight or night.Download
2. Blue Light Filter & Night Mode – Night Shift
This Blue Light Filter & Night Mode – Night Shift application is developed by Ascendik. This app also is a worthy application for this list and it does let you clear out the blue light coming out from your device. This app when turned ON, gives out Warm Light instead of Blue Light that does not sting your eyes while using your smartphone at night. You can also use the night light anti-glare to reduce eye strain and also eliminate the disrupt circadian rhythm, cause insomnia and restlessness, chronic migraine, and cataract. the app features 5 anti-glare night light filters which can be activated easily from the app.
The warm light mode can be useful for daylight settings and the night light, as the name suggests if preferable for night environments. The Dimming option lets you set the brightness lower than the minimum settings allowed by your device. You can also use the Temperature customization to customize the filter and also use the color customization to adjust the color tint of your device screen. The app also lets you set time that will automatically trigger this app ON on the scheduled time.Download
3. Night screen
The Night screen developed by Arrows App is my favorite and I use this app on my Galaxy Note 9 and all the other smartphones that I use. The app is very easy to use and you just have to make the labor of installing it on your device. Open the application and it will bring out a slider with the help of which, you can set the temperature of the warm light and reduce the overall blue light emitted from your smartphone. You can also set the brightness of your device way beyond the minimum default level of your smartphone.
Other features of the app include you can automatically set the brightness and warm light of the screen, stop and pause the app usage right from the notification bar, keep your screen on when the app is running, etc. Moreover, this app also supports the transparent notification bar on Android device running Android 4.4 or above. Overall, a nice and one of the best simple and easy to use blue light filter applications.Download
4. Twilight: Blue light filter
The Twilight: Blue light filter is another great application to protect your eyes from strain, stress and other problems due to the blue light emitted from your smartphone screen. The app features a lot of customization and you can set the temperature of the warm light according to the settings that suit you. When you open this application for the first time it shows you a quick guide and tutorial to make you familiar with all the controls and settings this app features. You can set the color temperature, the intensity of the warm light, screen dimming, etc.
This app also lets you set a scheduled day and time so that, the app could automatically turn the blue light filter at the desired time and day. You also get widget support with this app to easily toggle between settings. Moreover, the filter intensity is smoothly adjusted to the sun cycle based on your local sunset and sunrise times. The app also features bed reading mode, that will give you a pleasant night reading settings by removing the blue light from your display, and also you can lower the screen brightness lower than the default setting available.Download
5. Bluelight Filter for Eye Care – Auto screen filter
Last on this list is the BlueLight filter for eye care by Hardy-infinity. The app all the work that you wish for from a blue light filter application. The app allows you to automatically adjust the filter according to the external light settings around you. Moreover, this app also lets you change the tint of the warm light that protects your eye and also choose according to what your eye feel comfortable with.
No hassle while using the app, and you only need to install the application on your mobile and open it. Besides, you can schedule the warm light and the device will automatically turn ON the blue light filter on your mobile on the scheduled time. You can also select from the 7 different color filters that app offers. Overall, a nice app that does its job best once opened on your mobile.Download
That’s it from my side in this article. Hope you liked this article because I have compiled a list of apps that I have personally used and have picked for this list. These apps let you use your smartphone easily at night and in daylight settings. I use these apps to protect my eyes because I, like any other smartphone users, use my smartphone at night a lot. Please let us know in the comments which app you liked the most and also let us know if you have any other favorite app that you want to feature in this list.