Enable Blue Light Reduction in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 build 14997, Windows 10 allows you to enable a Blue Light mode to reduce eye strain. When enabled, it makes the screen color gamma more comfortable for your eyes at night by reducing blue light. Colors become more warm and the backlight will be dimmed, so it eye fatigue will be less. Let's see how to configure this useful feature.


There are two ways to enable and disable the Blue Light reduction feature in Windows 10. One is a Quick Action button in the Action Center. The other one is the Settings app. In Settings, there are more options which you can tweak. The Quick Access button is useful for fast access this feature.

Enable Blue Light Reduction in Windows 10

Open the Action Center using one of the following ways:

This will open the Action Center pane.

There, click the Expand link:

Once you click it, you will find the Blue Light button:

Click it to enable the feature.

Now, let's see how to tweak this feature.

Enable Blue Light Reduction in Windows 10 using Settings
Blue Light reduction can be enabled and configured using the Settings app. It has a number of additional options there.

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to System - Display.
  • Turn on the switch "Lower blue light automatically":
  • Click the Blue light settings link. The following page will be opened: There, you can adjust the color temperature at night and schedule hours when the blue light reduction feature is automatically turned on.

That's it.

9 thoughts on “Enable Blue Light Reduction in Windows 10

  1. nvm

    I love this feature.
    It is actually kinda weird how I installed flux just a few days ago and now they implement this feature.
    Hope this isnt as heavy as flux tho

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  2. Sourav

    Can i get in latest insider preview?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You can’t. The feature will arrive to the fast ring in 2017.

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  3. George

    This is indeed a very useful feature – f.lux user here. Thanks for letting us know.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I am also a f.lux user. Have it installed on my Windows 10 Tablet.

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  4. Dreed

    Can this be toggled on and off with cmd/powershell?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I have not tried.
      I am sure it is possible. The question is will it be applied instantly? I have no idea yet.

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  5. Lisa Roberts

    I’m confused, I have a Windows 10 Surface Book that is kept up to date, but I don’t see this option in my display settings or action center pane? How come I don’t have it? :(

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hello Lisa.
      You don’t have this option because it is available in Windows 10 Creators Update.
      Windows 10 Creators Update is the next version of Windows 10. It will released in April 2017.
      Currently, Windows 10 Creators Update is available for Windows Insiders.

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