With the release of iOS 9.3, Apple’s mobile operating system has a new Night Shift feature. The option automatically adjusts the color temperature of the iPhone and iPad screens depending on the time of day.
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For example, by nightfall, Night Shift will reduce the amount of blue light emitted, which will relieve some of the strain on the user’s eyes while working with the device.
For Night Mode to work, your device requires iOS 9.3 or higher.
You can enable and configure Night Mode in Settings, in section “Screen and brightness“.
In particular, it will be possible to set a schedule for changing the color temperature, activate the mode manually until tomorrow, and also adjust the color warmth.
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How to activate Night Shift from Control Center on iPhone and iPad
1. Launch Control Center.
2. Press and hold your finger on the icon to control the brightness.
3. In a new window (below) an icon will appear with the inscription Night Shift.
“The results of recent studies (in detail) indicate that in the evening, blue radiation from gadget displays can disrupt the daily biological rhythms of a person and cause sleep disturbances. The option Night Shift, using the data on the time and location of the user, will determine the time of sunrise and sunset and, in accordance with this information, change the screen settings, ”according to the Apple website.
Unfortunately, Night Shift will not be available on all devices. For example, on iPhone 5, iPhone 4s and older iPads, this mode will simply be absent.
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How to enable Night Shift on iPhone and iPad using Siri
To activate Night Shift, you can use Siri’s virtual assistant by saying “Hey Siri, turn Night Shift on / off.”
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List of devices with Night mode support
- iPod touch 6G
- iPhone 5s
- iPhone 6
- iPhone 6s
- iPhone SE
- iPhone 6 Plus
- iPhone 6s Plus
- iPhone 7
- iPhone 7 Plus
- iPhone 8
- iPhone 8 Plus
- iPhone X
- iPhone XR
- iPhone XS
- iPhone XS Max
- iPhone SE 2
- iPhone 11
- iPhone 11 Pro
- iPhone 11 Pro Max
- iPhone 12 mini
- iPhone 12
- iPhone 12 Pro
- iPhone 12 Pro Max
- iPad Air
- iPad Air 2
- iPad Air 3
- iPad Air 4
- iPad mini 2
- iPad mini 3
- iPad mini 4
- iPad (2017)
- iPad (2018)
- iPad (2019)
- iPad (2020)
- all iPad Pro versions
“Apple” company with its application is not a pioneer in this area. Moreover, for users of jailbroken devices (and on computers), the f.lux solution has long been available, endowed with similar functionality. It is noteworthy that this utility was previously sold in the App Store, but in the fall of 2015 it was blocked. Also, mobile novelties from other manufacturers are increasingly equipped with a similar function.