Here’s how to fix the Night Light feature on desktop, laptop and table devices running Windows 10 Creators Update. Microsoft introduced a new Night Light feature in the Creators Update but many disgruntled users are reporting issues with getting the Windows 10 Night Light to work properly after updating to the recently released Creators Update. The Night Light on Windows 10 is like Apple’s Night Shift and Android’s Night mode in that it reduces the blue light on the screen at night to lessen the eye strain for better sleep.
But this new Night Light isn’t working for everyone as it should as some users have been able to identify a bug in the new feature. As seen in the reports surfacing on Reddit and the Microsoft forum the Night light fails to switch off automatically on scheduled time, and remains active even after rebooting system or powering off the device. On some devices the blue light filter appears grayed out, and some say that the feature doesn’t work at all.
Microsoft hasn’t official acknowledge the issue, so there is no official fix for the problem. However, you can try some tricks as shown below to fix Night Light on Windows 10 Creators Update.
Here are the instructions that you can use to fix the blue light feature on Windows 10 after upgrading to the Creators Update.
How to Fix Night Light Feature on Windows 10
In the absence of an official solution from Microsoft, here are some of the things you can do on Windows 10 to fix night light.
Update PC Graphics Driver
The new Windows 10 Night Light feature uses PC’s graphics driver to modify the color temperature for toning down the blue light. If there is some sort of an issue with the graphics driver, or if it isn’t compatible with the Creators Update, there is a likelihood that it won’t work properly.
So, your first course of action should be to check whether the graphics driver is fully updated and compatible with the Creators Update. Most PC manufacturer’s offer official graphics drivers for various models, and use instructions on their web page to update driver.
If you already have the most recent graphics driver installed on your device, then follow the steps below to reinstall that same driver to fix the performance issue.
1 – Click on Start button.
2 – Type Device Manager and click on it in the search result.
3 – Expand Display adpaters.
4 – Select the video card option.
5 – Right-click the device and click Uninstall from the context menu.
6 – If the Delete the driver software from this device option available, check it and click the Uninstall button.
7 – Once done, restart your PC.
Windows 10 will automatically reinstall the latest graphics driver compatible with the Windows update. However, if in the Step-6 above, you selected the delete driver from the device option, you may be required to manually reinstall the driver.
To make sure that the Windows 10 has successfully installed the updated driver, go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and click the Check for updates button.
Disable Night Light Feature
Above solution should fix the Night Light issue on Windows 10. If the problem remains even after updating drivers, then turn off the feature manually. This is when automatic turn off on schedule doesn’t work.
1 – Go to Settings.
2 – Click on Devices > Display.
3 – Turn the Night Light toggle to off position.
4 – That’s it.
Reinstall Windows 10
If none of the above solutions work, last options is to reinstall Windows 10 with the Creators Update. Make sure to do a clean install to avoid any further issue with the Night Light.
You can install Windows 10 Creators update using the Media Creation Tool or Microsoft Update Assistant in Windows 10. See our guide on How To Download And Install Windows 10 Creators Update Using Media Creation Tool Or Update Assistant.
Hopefully above solution helped you to fix the Night Light feature on Windows 10 Creators Update. Or you can try a third-party tool called F.lux that brings night mode feature to Windows 10 for reduced eye strain and improved sleep quality. You can download F.Lux for free.