Display modes & Health tips

Mission:

To learn about various display modes including night mode, reading mode that can bring better long term mileage to your health.

Prerequisites:

  • A smartphone with /e/OS
  • Patience to fiddle around with /e/OS Settings

Let’s roll.

  1. Open /e/OS Settings and scroll down most to open Display settings

  1. In ‘Display’ settings, open 'LiveDisplay’ to tap ‘Display mode’ therein

In Display mode options, tap ‘Automatic’ to enable automatic switch of Day/Night modes.

These modes enable a specific light filter that dims blue light emitted by your smartphone’s screen to substantially reduce strain on your eyes preventing damage owing to prolonged use. It also helps you stay mentally relaxed as it is easy on the eyes.

There exists ‘Blue light filter’ apps with malicious trackers in proprietary or alternate Apps Store, it is recommended not to use those. As most of these apps won’t help you much versus ‘Day/Night’ display mode that is available built-in since Android 7.1 or newer.

Display modes when activated turns the screen yellowish or reddish depending on the implementation as seen in the image below with mode turned ON on the left vs OFF on the right.

Night mode is not to be confused with system-wide dark skin or theme.

Reading Mode

In LiveDisplay settings itself there is a dedicated ‘Reading mode’ that enables ‘Grayscale’ display mode for long-term reading. This mode also eliminates blue light, which is well-known to cause drastic impact on your sleep cycles and eyes.

Phones with big screens or Phablets are being used for reading emails, e-books and e-newspapers by many users. The above ‘Reading mode’ can really come in handy for the same.

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Thank you very much. I usually use mi monitor in “reading mode” since I discovered that it’s much better for my eyes. It’s very nice knowing that the same thing is available in my loved /e/ phone.

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