What’s New With Nougat Part 4: Blue Light filter banishes sleeplessness

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In part 4 of our What’s New With Nougat series we’re taking a look at one feature that users request quite often. Blue light, the kind that comes from electronic displays, isn’t really good for the human eye when there’s overexposure. Most of us are surrounded by notebooks, tablets, smartphones, TVs and other electronic devices all day long. Many of us have a habit of using some of these devices in the dark even though continued usage, particularly at night, induces sleeplessness.

Blue light filters are a great way to control this exposure and while there are countless apps available, a stock option is always preferred. Google itself added a blue light filter to stock Android 7.0 Nougat while Samsung added the same to the Marshmallow-based firmware for the Galaxy Note 7. After playing around with the Android 7.0 Nougat beta for Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge we can now tell you that this update will include a blue light filter. Scheduling features are built right in so you can configure the filter to turn on and off automatically with the sunset and sunrise or even set your custom schedule.

The screenshots posted below show just how the filter can be turned on and how overexposure can be controlled. It’s great that Samsung has finally added this as a stock option, wouldn’t you agree?

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6 months 22 days ago
Michael Rosen

But what exactly does the blue light filter do? I noticed it today after my update. It’s night now and I don’t notice anything.

Tagilso
11 months 7 days ago
Tagilso

Is it possibile to increase blue light (I mean over default value) in order to get some sort of colour regulation? I prefer colder white over usually-warm amoled.

PJaya
11 months 12 days ago
PJaya

What about android nougat easter egg?
Samsung still keep it?

mustaka
11 months 12 days ago
mustaka

I liked the idea of a blue-light filter from the very beginning. And later when using Note 7, I found Samsung’s implementation to be the best among the others, and soI believe its being there as a stock option is a very big win for everyone.

eugenedfourie
11 months 12 days ago
eugenedfourie

and I think being able to schedule it is just fantastic…

s7edgep0wer
11 months 12 days ago
s7edgep0wer

Why oh WHY are the quick settings options spread over 3 pages? I LOVE how you can see them all on a single screen on my S7 edge.

TheRealTonyS
11 months 11 days ago
TheRealTonyS

Because this is how it is in stock Android.

s7edgep0wer
11 months 11 days ago
s7edgep0wer

No shit sherlock. Samsung should modify to display all toggles on one page, as they did in 6.0.

friss
11 months 12 days ago
friss
Maybe it will change over time when beta users feedback to Samsung, that the main purpose of beta testing which is to gather feedbacks and bugs reports and resolve it before the official worldwide rollout happening in end of Dec or January 2017. The new 7.0 beta notification drop down menu and toggle icon is what I don’t really like. It’s a bit childish like, Note7 one is more streamline and clean, look for professional. Hope they include dark mode in the final release, an option to let users decide whether to use stock white UI or dark mode. (I… Read more »
s7edgep0wer
11 months 11 days ago
s7edgep0wer

Agreed, I am so disappointed compared to the Note 7 UX. The Note 7 UX looked much more professional. This looks slightly cartoonish, with far too much empty blank space.

JustForDownloads
11 months 12 days ago
JustForDownloads

Where secure folder ?

friss
11 months 12 days ago
friss

Secure folder is there after users activate the my knox. It’s already shown on XDA website. You can try look at there for more details info on the beta testing. 3rd party AOD from Note7 is also present.

redouanetsps
11 months 12 days ago
redouanetsps

I think samsung isn’t include the secure folder, this is injustice after scandal of note 7 …
Then, this quick settings options in 3 pages not one page isn’t practical and so stupid, also the modification of luminosity isn’t in good place ,and why samsung add “search” in this bar ,taken a largest place for what ?
I definitely not need a quick settings like this ,
Really this quick settings it is so stupid

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