Dark Mode: Another Milestone for Digital Well-being

Dark Mode or Dark theme applied on my PC

Smartphones and gadgets have been a better part of our life. We spent a significant amount of time of our day on the phones and computers. That is why using them in the proper way has got important. The Android 9 Pie was launched with the feature of digital wellbeing which lets you track the phone usage and make it more efficient. The industry is lined up on the same path and we have the dark mode.

Dark Mode or Dark theme applied on my PC
Dark Mode or Dark theme applied on my PC

Dark mode or night mode is the feature which makes the phone usage easy on the eyes. This is the next feature that we will be widely accepted. It is not new although, few apps had that before. Dark mode makes the background, everything else from images and text, black.

And everything just gets soft on the eyes. Even with the same brightness of the screen, the black screen is less sharp and less bright. This is one of the main benefits of having a dark mode or night mode with a black background that is good for the eyes.

Dark Mode on the Twitter Android App
Dark Mode on the Twitter Android App

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The other benefit of having a dark mode is for the phones with OLED screen, which is only in little expensive phones. The part of the screen which is black means the pixels are off on that part of the screen, that is the basic thing of the OLED screen. The pixels are off, means it is not consuming power and with the dark mode the battery saving is up to 43%.

Dark Mode and Blue Light Filters
Dark Mode and Blue Light Filters

If we do a little comparison between the night mode and the blue light filters, they both to make the using screens easy for the eyes. They both disable the harshness of the light from the screens. Bluelight filters work on the science of light to cut the blue light from the screen. The dark mode, you can say, works on the science of color and disables the white bright light.

The blue light filter seems and made to work more at night as the dark mode is for any time of the day. One can say the dark mode plus the blue light filter is the perfect combo for the before bedtime phone use.

Dark Mode on YouTube Android App
Dark Mode on YouTube Android App

Unfortunately we don’t dark mode available right now but fortunately, we are about to soon. The Android Q, Google Assistant, WhatsApp, Google Maps are the upcoming things to have a dark mode. While the Windows 10, the Mac OS also have. Twitter and YouTube also have the dark mode and I have been using them since they got available. The apps are better to use that way.

Conclusion

Dark mode is another thing to protect the humans from the harmful effects of devices on us. It also serves as an aesthetic choice for the device.

The companies were to recognize the harmful effects of the devices on the health of the human organism and that was about to happen, sooner or later. So it is good and is going to be widely accepted and available.

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