How To Enable Night Shift For iOS 9.3

Night Shift is the big new feature Apple is highlighting in the iOS 9.3 release. Night Shift is said to help you sleep better by turning down the blue light that also gives you eye strain after sunset.

The Debate

There are however debates about weather it helps or not, like Glenn Fleishman's piece for Macworld iOS 9.3: The new Night Shift feature probably won’t help you sleep better, But there are also the developers behind f.lux that have done a lot of gathering of research to support this claim that is does help with sleep. For me personally I find it helps a lot especially with the brightness turned down on my device, but I will let you be the judge if it works for you or not.

Night Shift Set Up

  • Go to "Settings"
  • "Display & Brightness"

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  • "Night Shift" (Also take note that I turn on "Auto-Brightness")

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  • I set the the "Color Temperature" to "More Warm" but you find what works best for you.

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  • Turn on "Scheduled"

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  • Select "From To"

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  • Here you can set a custom time that Night Shift will turn on and off, but I like setting mine to "Sunset to Sunrise". The iOS device will use your location and determine when sunset and sunrise is and will auto tune to that everyday.

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Thats it, now you can view your iOS devices at night with less eye strain then usual. If you are not liking your screen color now just try it for fifteen minutes and then turn it off and see how you feel about it. If your interested in something like Night Shift but for your computer check out f.lux.