Most of us are very experienced when it comes to using our mobile devices at night — whether it be reading an ebook, playing a game, or scrolling through the latest in tech news from Digital Trends. Unfortunately, using these devices late at night can have a negative effect on our sleep. Night Shift in iOS 9.3 aims to help solve that.
Studies indicate that being exposed to a lot of blue light from our devices can make it harder to get to sleep at night. Night Shift attempts to solve that, reducing the amount of blue light being emitted, making us more tired, and hopefully helping us get to sleep when we want to.
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Night Shift can be set to automatically switch on in the evenings, meaning that you don’t have to manually turn it on every night. But if you want to have it turn on manually, you can do that, too.
To turn Night Shift on, simply head to Settings > Display & Brightness> Night Shift. From there, you can either switch Night Shift on manually, or set it to automatically turn on each evening.
If you choose to have it automatically switch on, you can choose a start time and end time for the colors to be changed, or you can select to have it on from “Sunset to Sunrise.”
The last thing you can do is choose how much you want Night Shift to change the colors on your screen. You will be presented with a sliding scale, which changes the screen colors as you slide it from “less warm” to “more warm.” So, if you don’t want the colors to change too much, but you still want to take advantage of Night Shift, you can put it somewhere in the middle of the scale. If all you’re doing is reading and it doesn’t really matter that the colors have changed, you can slide it over to be “more warm.”