Everything you need to know about iOS 9.3 Night Shift feature

Everything you need to know about iOS 9.3 Night Shift feature

Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.3 update, Night Shift, will prove immensely beneficial for people using iPhones. It is considered that over 90 million iPhones are out in the wild in the US. Night Shift is a feature that will let users to adjust their display settings to reduce the amount of blue light emitted directly back at their yes.

When the Night Shift mode is on, it will automatically takes into account both the time and location of an iOS device to find out when and how much shift is needed from a blue screen to a warmer, yellow-toned color, which is easier on eyes.

The switch is also considered healthier for our circadian rhythm as well. Blue light mimics the light that we see in the morning. Its wavelength indicates our mind to wake up, pay attention and move. But as the sun sets, our bodies automatically want to get rest owing to less exposure to blue light.


But the modern smartphones, tablets and laptops are in no synch with nature and we continue to remain exposed to more blue light even in the night. There are a number of studies unveiling that exposure to bright blue light in evening can prove harmful for circadian rhythms and acts as a hurdle for sleep.

“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, making it easier on your eyes”, says Apple, in morning again, it returns back to its regular display setting.

To activate Night Shift feature, iPhone users need to have the Settings app and tap into Display & Brightness. Under Brightness, a new option could be seen titled Blue Light Reduction. From there, users can either manually or automatically make the changes.

Apple’s iOS 9.3 has not been publicized yet therefore Night Shift and the other features will only be available to developers and public beta testers. In the coming spring season, users can expect to see the update.


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