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How to turn on Night Mode on your Xbox

A new Xbox Update is just around the corner, and Microsoft has already given an opportunity to Xbox Insiders to try the upcoming changes via the Alpha Skip-Ahead ring.

The latest Xbox OS version, which is currently being tested, has been released on 6th August, and it includes various stability improvements, bug fixes, and other background updates.

But, without a doubt, the highlight of this OS version is the implementation of a new Night Mode and various other features around the mode.

How to turn on Night Mode on your Xbox

The players who are a part of the Xbox Insiders program with Alpha Skip-Ahead ring are eligible to experience the new night mode. This was recently announced by Microsoft and the night mode was released to use along with a recent set of patch notes.

The Xbox feature also allows the users to customize and dim their screens, controller LED brightness, and even the Xbox power button. Tom Warren of The Verge is also trying his hands at this new feature and has shared a post on his Twitter about the same. Apart from this, here is also a list of steps that can be followed to turn on the Xbox Night Mode on your console. Read more.

  • Start your Xbox console
  • Then open the Settings menu from the home screen
  • Try to look for the Night Mode option in the Settings menu
  • Open the Night Mode and look for an option to switch on the Night mode
  • You can alter the dimness and contrast of your console in Night Mode’s menu

What else you can tell about Xbox night mode

Microsoft has also made this feature extremely accessible by adding options to schedule the start of this mode according to real-time. The feature allows the users to automatically enable it after sunset and disable it at sunrise. Currently, this feature is only available to use for the Xbox Insiders program users. This is mostly because Microsoft wants to get some feedback and fix all the minor bugs before its final release. 

Night Mode works not only for the display but also for the console and controller LED brightness. You will be able to set the dimness of your display, controller, and power button separately.

Asides from the percentage of dimness, you will also be able to choose how much blue light is filtered out. All these parameters are set via sliders on a scale from “None” to “Max”.

Given that all these options can be tuned manually and separately, you can even use Night Mode just to set your LEDs permanently switched off, while leaving the display to work as normal.


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