Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Truth is it is not cool having bright blue-white light hitting straight at your face at night. As regards health concerns, it is not the best suitable for you pertaining sleep or basic health even. But don’t get too scared to abandon nighttime reading on your iPhone, iOS now makes it possible to warm up the light of your iPhone. This way, there is way more convenience for your night time reading.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Borrowing quickly from a group of researches, it has been scientifically observed that when you expose yourself to artificial light many times running into the late evening, most particularly blue light which resembles that sharp blue-white glow that our lovely gadgets feed our eyes with; it becomes likely you could fall to some deep disorder that distorts our sleep cycles extending to affect your basic health negatively.

As earlier said, there is no need for panic as the latest updates to the iOS flourished in remedial features to this problem as the update paves the way to very easily make adjustment to the display of any iOS device which includes your iPhone, there is no need for jailbreaking. No need for an additional software . What happens is that this fresh “Night Shift” makes adjustment to the color temperature of your iPhone’s screen. This way rather than having that notoriously sharp blue-white light, what we now have is a screen presenting a candle-lit tint, this colour assuredly doesn’t have much stimulating effects on our brains. This greatly resembles f.lux, that famous app you have for your iOS and PC. Just that this time,there is simply no need for jailbreaking.

You need no thorough education to turn off or on this mode, you can simply set it to work on a time-related arrangement. In this arranged schedule, it is possible to set it to turn on automatically at sunset and at sunset turn off again. Isn’t this lovely?

Now let us go proper into how we can enable the Night Shift Mode

To make use of this “Night Shift” feature, you don’t practically need much. Just get your hands on an iOS device which has the functional capacity to update to iOS 9.3 and then it must have one of the newer 64-bit processors introduced in Apple’s 2013 product line. Thus it is necessary to be one of the older devices which is at least compatible with the update.

Night Shift is not compatible with the following hardware that run 9.3:

iPad 3rd/4th Gen, iPod Touch 5G.iPad 2, , and even the iPad Mini.
iPhone 5, 4s, and 5c.

But then it is compatible with newer apple models like:

iPhone 5s and any one above
iPad Mini 2 and above, iPad Air and above, as much as the iPad Pro.
And then the iPod Touch 6G.

For further clarification, take a look at the specs or your apple device. If it is one with the iOS device as well as an A7 processor and above,then it is possible it can run the Night Shift.

In the situation where your device is not already on iOS 9.3, simply move through your device to Settings > General > Software Update. There you could make an update to the latest version.

Now pertaining to iOS 9.3, we have two means we can follow to make use of the Night Shift mode. You could turn it on when you want by means of the iOS control center. The second option is you could schedule it such that the screen fades to Night Shift mode gradually as we have the sun setting.

To turn on Night Shift mode, all you need do is swipe up from the bottom of the screen so as to open the control center. After that simply click new Night Shift icon in the center of shortcut row, you can see that in the image below.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Now after this, you will see a box pop up with a brief summary of Night Shift mode and two buttons: “Turn On Until 7 AM” as well as the “Schedule Settings…”. You have the option of tapping on the “Turn On” entry to quickly have a view of what experience the Night Shift really presents. On the other hand, you could tap “Schedule Settings” so as to take on the Night Shift settings.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

It is also possible to get access to the Night Shift settings by means of getting to the Settings app and moving your way through Display & Brightness > Night Shift. You can easily get to choosing “Schedule Settings” to move on.

Now you have the option of selecting the “Scheduled” so as to choose your schedule or “Manually Enabled” to go about manually turning it on at intervals of your choice. This could include “Turn On Until…” button which we have just seen, turning the “Manually Enabled” option will bring it on for the remaining period of the day turning it off the following morning. This is not difficult to explain. Just look at feature that concerns scheduling. Click “Scheduled”.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

A schedule which is pre-populated schedule will come up. Click on it if you want to enact any change.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Now you have the option of setting Night Shift at once when we have the sun set, and again all by itself also turn off when we have the sun rise. If this doesn’t particularly suit you, you could personalize it to your choice of the time of day.

When you are through with this, select the blue “Night Shift” link which appears in the upper left corner to get back to the main settings menu.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

One last intelligent twist to note is this. It is possible to carry out adjustment to the warmth of the screen by means of the slider which you see at the bottom of the Night Shift menu. What “Less Warm” implies is that you will now have a reduced red tint when Night Shift comes on, and then “More Warm” has the implication that the screen will have this redder appearance. So when you tap on the Night Shift slider, it will now reveal to you a view of what extent of warmth it resembles when Night Shift comes on.

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

Tutorial: Enjoying Stress-free Nighttime Reading With Night Shift On Your iPhone

At the end thereof, we must admit that this would really heal our sleep cultures as most of us have been hurt in one way or the other ( even without our knowledge) with night time gadget reading before the night shift feature came on. This all makes Apple a more delicious as a technological fruit!


He's an Associate at JustNaira. He loves to write about technology, business,sport and life, mixed with some randomness of what he would like to share. He's favorite activity is pretending that he can sing.

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