iOS 9.3 Night Shift Mode: What Is It, Why It’s Important and How To Use It

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What’s the last thing you do or check before going to sleep? Also what about the first thing you do when you open your eyes in the morning? iOS 9.3 Night Shift Mode: What Is It, Why It’s Important and How To Use It

If you are like the rest of us, our smartphones are the last and first thing we look and check for in the night and morning. But that may lead to bad effect to our health.

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Thus, Apple seems to be on lookout new feature that could improve public health. With more than 90 millions of iPhone users in the US, that’s a really a considerable amount of people who could be benefitting from Apple’s next update. People unfortunately do not keep a check on their own behavior quite as much as they should, so there is a responsibility when it’s easy for manufacturer to do that.

Announced last week, Apple’s upcoming iOS 9.3 update includes iOS 9.3 Night Shift Mode along with amount of new features that are usually left for the next version of iOS.

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Some of these features include upgrades to CarPlay that will help user to browse suggested songs in Apple Music before heading out. Along with the password protecting sensitive notes in the Notes App, and a more smart and personalized news feed in the news app.

But the feature with which the iPhone user is likely to be benefitted is night shift mode. Night Shift mode, is a feature that will let users to adjust their display setting to minimize the amount of blue light being emitted directly back at their eyes.

When the feature will be turned on, Night Shift mode will take account of both time and location of an iOS device to determine as to when and by how much its display is to be shifted from a brighter, blue screen to soothing, yellow toned color that is much easier on the eyes.

According to reports and studies, it was seen that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect our eyes and circadian rhythms and makes it harder to fall asleep. Night shift mode uses your iOs device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. This it automatically shifts the colors in the user’s iPhone display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier to your eyes. In the morning, it returns the display to its normal settings.

To enable Night Shift mode, iPhone users will have to launch the Settings app and then tap into Display and Brightness. Right below Brightness, a new option titled Blue Light Reduction will be shown. From there, users can either manually adjust the display from cooler to warmer, or automatically turn it on at sunset in the Schedule option.


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