nightlight_progressionIf you’ve ever tried using your smartphone in the dark, like when you’re in the cinema or if it is at night and the lights are off, you know how glaring your screens can be. What would have been considered a boon in the day now seems to be hurting your eyes at night, especially if you’re trying to read websites or your e-books.

Now if you typically get your e-books from Google Play, you might be pleased to learn that Google has recently updated its Google Play Books app for iOS and Android devices, and with the update they are introducing a Night Light feature. Basically this changes the color of your screen so that even in the dark, reading on your phone will be more comfortable.

According to Google, “When turned on, Night Light gradually filters blue light from your screen, replacing it with a warm, amber light as the sun sets. Night Light automatically adapts to the amount of natural sunlight outside based on the time of day, giving you just the right temperature and brightness. The color adjustment is more comfortable on your eyes and greatly improves low-light night reading.”

This is different from current e-reader apps which already features a night mode. This is because Night Light will adjust itself depending on the time of the day, meaning that the change will be gradual as opposed to swapping between modes abruptly. The update should already be available for download so head on over to the iTunes App Store and Google Play to download it.

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