Why You Should Switch Your Phone to Dark Mode Immediately

Major tech giants and web developers are all switching their apps to the 'Night Mode' setting, but why is this, and what does it mean? Clue yourself in on the surprising health benefits of the popular feature sweeping through the tech world.

by Uptime Staff / 2021-08-09

You asked, we listened, and now we can introduce our newest feature, Dark Mode.

Many of today's most popular apps and technology titans - from Instagram, Facebook, to Youtube - are rolling out their own versions of this popular feature.

Whether you want to read at night before you sleep, or just don't like the glaring white light from a regular screen, there are many benefits of switching to 'Dark Mode'. But what many people don't know are the myriad of health benefits - and battery usage ones - that come with it.

To catch ourselves up on the basics, let's dive in.

Three Benefits of Dark Mode 

1. Better Sleep

Blue light waves are emitted from our screen devices. These are the same type of waves that come from the sun and signal to our brains that it’s daytime. 

Using dark mode, which has a reduction in blue light, in the hours before bedtime can help people to fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. 

2. Increased Battery Life

If you normally use your phone on 100% brightness, then dark mode can reduce a phone’s power consumption by an average of 42%. 

So you can keep on scrolling to your heart’s content without having to keep an eye on that battery percentage.

3. Reduce Eye Strain

Reading for long spans of time can lead to eye strain and dry eyes. Reading from a backlit phone is even worse for your eyes. 

By using dark mode and increasing the amount of contrast between the text and the background, you can save your eyes the trouble. 

Wrap Up

We love to hear feedback from our community. We’re always looking for ways to make Uptime the best app it can be so we can improve your experience. 

So next time you’re browsing through our thousands of 5-minute hacks, try flicking on and trying out our new dark mode. To read more, check out our article here.

It can make a world of difference.


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