The current Android Night Mode.
One of on, off or auto.
If auto, Android will decide whether it should be in Night Mode itself.
Which raised the question: What is "Android Night Mode"? Obviously it is something Android itself implements and decides on whether it is active or not (mode: auto), and that decision can be overruled (mode: on/off). But what exactly does that mean to the user? What triggers it (time? light conditions?), and what are the consequences (mute? dim?)?
I've done a Google search on the terms – but all that came up with were either apps to toggle "night mode", or apps having a "night theme".
I've checked our site for questions on "night mode", but found no complete answer to my question there. Some indicators, though:
- How does Google Maps Navigation know you are in a tunnel when it switches to night mode? indicates light conditions might be part of the equation, and the consequences involve adjustments to screen brightness – but I'm not sure whether that's all to it.
- Is there an easy way to switch render effects? suggests there's a specific setting for it at least with cyanogenmod: Options › Cyanogen › Interface offers "night mode" and "blue" for "rendering mode" (uh?) at least. But seeing the path, this one is obviously a CM specific thing.
- all other questions just had the words "night" and "mode", but were not referencing "night mode" (e.g.: "I have airplane mode enabled at night").
Is there any complete answer to my question?