iOS 9.3 Night Shift – How It Works, How To Set It Up

Uzair Ghani
Posted Mar 21, 2016
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Here’s how you can set up and use iOS 9.3 Night Shift mode on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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What Is iOS 9.3 Night Shift And How Does It Work?

iOS 9.3 download is officially out of Cupertino’s floodgates and users are starting to get to grips with it. But the marquee feature of the entire update is Night Shift, which works like f.lux, if you’ve ever used a jailbroken device, altering the tint of the display based on the time of day, subsequently allowing you to sleep better at night.

As you move towards the end of the day, iOS 9.3 Night Shift feature will give your supported device a warm tint, which, according to Apple, is easy on the eye and puts the least amount of strain as possible on your vision as well.

The feature utilizes the device’s clock, and of course, geolocation, to calculate the exact time of day, and reflect those changes visually on the display.

According to Apple:

Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location, then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings. Pleasant dreams.

Enough of the literature and on with the practical stuff!

How To Enable Night Shift Mode In iOS 9.3

1. First and foremost, make sure that your device supports Night Shift mode in the first place. Yes, that’s right, the feature is not available on every iPhone or iPad model, so make sure you check this list to see if your device is supported.

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2. Open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.

3. Now tap on ‘Display & Brightness.’

4. Now select ‘Night Shift.’

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5. You have a few options to play around with. Either you can schedule Night Shift mode by turning on the ‘Scheduled’ toggle switch, or you can go through the ‘Manually Enable Until Tomorrow’ route. We suggest you take the ‘Scheduled’ route, so tap on it and set the time between which you want Night Shift to work.

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6. You can also set the ‘Color Temperature’ according to your liking as well. If you feel that the tint of the display is too striking, then move the slider towards the ‘Less Warm’ end, or ‘More Warm’ if you feel otherwise.

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With Night Shift all set up and ready to be used on your device, it’s now up to you if you want to carry on with Apple’s newfound feature. We’re quite certain that many of you out there will get the hang of using it.

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