Starting with macOS Sierra 10.12.4, Apple’s Night Shift feature, already familiar to iOS users, appeared in the Apple desktop. It automatically sets the display to reflect the “warm” shades of the spectrum after dark.
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What is Night Shift for?
Such a regimen increases the chances that you should get enough sleep – after all, your body will not be affected by “cold”, non-falling asleep, exciting colors. And in the morning the display will automatically return to cool colors – for this, the developers equipped the function with automation. It can be customized. Honestly, such a function should have appeared in macOS for a very long time!
Night Shift appeared in iOS 9.3 and quickly became a popular feature – because its benefits for our health can hardly be overestimated.
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Which Macs support Night Shift?
- MacBook (Early 2015 or later)
- MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or later)
- MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or later)
- Mac mini (end of 2012 or later);
- iMac (end of 2012 or later);
- Mac Pro (late 2013 or newer).
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How to turn on Night Shift mode on Mac
To enable Night Shift on Mac, install macOS Sierra 10.12.4 (or later), open System settings and go to the section Monitors.
The desired item is on the third tab. There you can set the schedule for turning on / off Night Shift or turn on automation – it turns on after sunset and turns off at dawn.
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How to enable Night Shift using the Control Center
With the release of macOS Big Sur (overview and installation instructions), you can activate the night mode through the menu bar that appears Command centre. To do this, click on the icon Control room, and then select the Display tab.
Another menu will open, in which there will be a button for activation Night shift.
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How to enable Night Shift with Siri
and also using Siri, saying the command “Turn on night mode ».
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How to enable Night Shift using the Notification Center (except macOS Big Sur)
In previous versions of macOS (prior to Big Sur), activate Night mode Night Shift can also be from the Notification Center, at the very top there is a corresponding toggle switch.