The Night Shift Feature In iOS 9.3 Will Only Work On Select iOS Devices – List

Ali Salman
Posted Jan 12, 2016
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Apple’s recently launched beta 1 for iOS 9.3 brags quite a few changes in iOS 9, including the new Night Shift feature. During the evening hours, an iOS device is letting out a lot of blue light. Many studies have demonstrated that the blue light can have adverse effects on the sleeping hours by altering the circadian rhythm of your body. Since many of us here use our iOS devices in the evening hours, most probably our sleep may be upset. Henceforth, the Night Shift included in iOS 9.3 will deduct the amount of blue light emitted by our iPhones and iPads.

Sleep Better With iOS 9.3’s Night Shift Feature

In the iOS 9.3 release notes, Apple failed to mention about its compatibility with new or older iOS devices. As it turns out, the feature will be supported by select iOS devices. To be more accurate about the compatibility, the Night Shift mode will not be supported by iOS devices which are powered by a 32-bit chipset. This means older devices will be left out on the feature. Just in case you’re unfamiliar with your iOS device’s chipset, we have organized a list of devices which will and will not support iOS 9.3’s Night Shift feature.

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

Devices Without Night Shift Compatibility

  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4
  • iPad mini
  • iPod Touch 5G
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c

Devices With Night Shift Compatibility

  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro
  • iPod Touch 6G
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
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The Cupertino based company has described that the Night Shift will  shift the display color to a much warmer spectrum. This will ultimately deduct the amount of bright blue light in the evening, which might be the cause for your insomniac pattern. The best part about this feature is that your iOS device will automatically sense evening hours so in case you forget about it, Apple has got you covered. Your iOS device will automatically determine the sunset time in your region through location. The display will turn back to its normal state next morning.

The non-compatible iOS users can access this feature by jailbreaking their device and use one of many tweaks that serve the same purpose. This is a very important feature that not many of us know about. So let’s just stay calm and wait for iOS 9.3 to roll out publicly.

This is it for now, folks. What are your thoughts about this feature?

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