Night mode disappeared on Nexus 6P with 7.1 Nougat? Here's how to bring it back

Those of you who installed the Android 7.1 Nougat developer preview on their trusted Nexus 6P, might have been sorely disappointed to see that the night view regime had disappeared from their handset in this build. In 7.1, the option is called Night Light, and is available only on the Pixel phones, as it needs a dedicated driver to work.

Night mode is pretty useful for reading when there is little to no ambient light around, as it filters away the annoying blue light which, at least in theory, is the one messing with your sleep patterns. Such modes usually bring a warm reddish or yellowish overcast to your screen ("amber" in the case of Night Light), so the brain doesn't get tricked into thinking it's daylight, and choose to stay restless precisely when you have to go into deep slumber.

There is a rather easy way to bring this night mode back on your Nexus 6P with the Nougat dev preview, though, involving a simple mod created for the purpose. Here's what you need to do:

1. Download and flash the StockModed zip on your Nexus 6P with your custom recovery of choice;

2. Go to Settings > Display, and turn Night Light mode on

source: SyCreed (XDA-Devs)

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Nexus 6P
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(23h talk time)



1. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Since when this feature become so important ?

3. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

When we all started reading our phones in bed. Studies have shown the artificial smartphone and tablet light interrupts our natural sleep/wake cycles. Makes sense if you know about circadian rhythms and light cues.

4. Klinton

Posts: 1409; Member since: Oct 24, 2016

Wrong answer. Try again!! P.S. While I agree about those studies made long ago, and that we had great night-mode apps, this was not in the focus of the media as headline every day, like lately.

5. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Because Apple finally introduced one on the iPhone? Which they did because it's a good thing for users' eyes and sleep cycles. I've been using Twilight on my last two Android phones, but I really wish it were a native feature. That's why I care.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

Better yet, why make it exclusive to the new Pixel phones only if it was in the Nexus device. ....,. typical hardware company decision. If you want it buy our newest iteration.

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