Turn Off The Light

It is said reading in the dark hurts your eyes. Well, that’s not true. At least, at the time of writing, there is no proof of it being so.

I actually like reading white text on a dark screen. It reminds me of my early years in front of a computer. But it’s not everyone’s cup of tea. If you dislike dark backgrounds, let me try and convert you. If you don’t appreciate the aesthetics, maybe you’ll appreciate the practicality.

It turns out that when most of your phone screen is dark, it consumes less battery. So you could dim your screen and save power. That will work fine unless you’re in a well lit space. Then it just gets really hard to read.

Dark mode to the rescue! Also known as night mode, most popular apps offer a dark mode. If any apps you use frequently has a dark mode – turn it on. This isn’t true for laptops. A laptop consumes the same amount of power in dark mode. But phones don’t. In dark mode, you’re saving a lot of battery power.

So if you care about your phone’s battery life – give dark mode a go. Enjoy the extra battery time!

Oh, I almost forgot. If your partner is sensitive to bright light at light – dark mode emits considerably less light. Win!

Published by eranboudjnah

A software consultant and tech lead. Passionate about optimizing as many aspects of my life as possible, to free time for what really matters.

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