There’s a blue light
October 18, 2019 8:10 PM   Subscribe

I’m way jealous of android phone blue light cancelling apps. How dim can I make my screen on an iPhone?

I’ve always used the “in-house” night time mode in my iPhone. This alone doesn’t get my screen amber colored/ dull enough for my taste. I know that android phones have some great apps that effectively cancel out the blue light, but I can’t find any compatible apps that I can use on my iPhone. Is there any way to add something like f.lux or another app that would be compatible to use on an iPhone?
posted by Champagne Supernova to Technology (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: You can use Accessibility Settings to turn on a Low Light filter. For me, this is mapped to tapping with three fingers, but that might be a custom setting - I tap with three fingers three times, choose Choose Filter, and then Low Light.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 8:12 PM on October 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

Best answer: This may help if you have trouble finding it in Settings.
posted by sevensnowflakes at 8:17 PM on October 18, 2019 [2 favorites]

You can also do custom color filters on the iOS accessibility mode, and crank up an orange filter really high.
posted by overeducated_alligator at 8:31 PM on October 18, 2019

I have both a Zoom low light filter and a Reduce Whitepoint accessibility option mapped to a triple click of my home button. That plus the less-blue nighttime filter work for me.
posted by nat at 12:22 AM on October 19, 2019

Rubylith is what you want. Astronomists put it over their laptop screens. There's a guy on eBay selling big sheets for a few bucks. Cut to size and slide it inside your phone case at night, no more app searching.
posted by FeatherWatt at 8:11 AM on October 19, 2019

Response by poster: Low light filter does the trick! Thank you so much!
posted by Champagne Supernova at 7:25 PM on October 20, 2019

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