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Changes appear in Night Shift with iOS 9.3 beta 5

Changes appear in Night Shift with iOS 9.3 beta 5

One of the most anticipated features coming in iOS 9.3 is Night Shift. This is a feature that is scientifically designed to make it easier for iOS users to get some sleep at the end of the day. Research has discovered that viewing bright blue light after sundown can affect your circadian rhythms making it harder to fall asleep.

With Night Shift, your iOS device automatically knows when the sun has set in your area, and at that time, removes the bright blue color from the screen. This makes the color temperature warmer, allowing you to experience less eye strain and end up with more sleep.

The latest pre-release version of iOS 9.3, iOS 9.3 beta 5, brings some changes to Night Shift that could end up in the final version of the build. For example, if iOS is running on Low Power Mode, it will no longer be possible to activate Night Shift. Another change in Night Shift centers on the Command Center. Previously, tapping the Night Shift icon in the Command Center would result in two options popping up, "Turn On For Now" and "Turn On Until Tomorrow." In iOS 9.3 beta 5, tapping the Night Shift icon on the Command Center now allows it to stay on until it is turned off by a pre-determined schedule.

In the settings app, users can now take advantage of an option that reads "Manually Enable Until Tomorrow." The last change involving Night Shift on iOS 9.3 beta 5 deals with the language surrounding the feature. The temperature slider associated with Night Shift has been changed from "Cooler" and "Warmer" to "Less Warm" and "More Warm." Apple would rather have people thinking that the temperature of the screen was "less warm" instead of being cold.

Considering that Apple is expected to introduce a new 4-inch Apple iPhone SE, a 9.7-inch Apple iPad Pro and a refresh version of the Apple Watch on March 21st, beta 5 might be the last pre-release version of iOS 9.3. If so, it might not be terribly long before iPhone and iPad users around the world start reporting more restful nights.

source: RedmondPie

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posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:13 1

1. Arch_Fiend (Posts: 2483; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


I'm using night shift right now, I'll know if it works if i fall asleep before 7am. Just in case you're wondering my sleep cycle is f**ked up lol.

posted on 02 Mar 2016, 23:35 5

2. zeeBomb (Posts: 2097; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Aight let me know fam...that circadian lifecycle left me wondering

Shutout to the ones using custom ROMs tho. We already have that live display

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 09:26

27. miket1737 (Posts: 2545; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


You don't need a custom ROM to have this on Android. Twilight, and a ton of other apps already do this non rooted

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:18

3. promise7 (Posts: 877; Member since: 03 Jul 2013)


64-bit iPhones only unless you're jailbroken and use f.lux. Hopefully Pangu can get 9.2 jailbroken soon, it's been awhile... Wouldn't be surprised if they skip it and go to 9.3.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:27 2

9. Wiencon (Posts: 1879; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


9.2 and 9.3 betas already have been cracked but they are waiting for 9.3 public release so Apple can not block it

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:19 4

4. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2995; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


If this were being implemented on a Samsung device, iPhonearena would totally imply it's a copy of appple's night shift through out the article. Yet when it's vice versa like this, it becomes "the most anticipated feature"...hypocrisy isn't only in the comment section.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 00:45 6

5. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


What happens is for example Samsung comes out with a feature.. Apple comes out with a identical but more refined feature.. and that's when people start saying they are copying Apple.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:16 4

6. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2995; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


More refined in what way? How is the lack of options for customizing quick toggles added in iOS 7's control center "more refined"? How are custom keyboards that can't easily invoke voice typing considered "more refined"? How is having a bigger screen just for the sake of bigger "more refined"? How is being able to only put widgets in notification center instead of your desktop "more refined"? Maybe they're considered "more refined" in the iWorld, but definitely not here on earth...

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:38 6

11. Wiencon (Posts: 1879; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Or maybe you just never used an iOS device for more than 15 minutes in store and you completely have no idea what are you talking about.
Keyboards are bug free now, widgets in notifications center are MUCH more useful than on homescreen, how is bigger screen used on let's say G4, 5.5 inches and same UI as 4.7 Optimus G, I can only agree about toggles but there is awesome media control center there which you propbably never realized how useful it is because you don't use iPhones.

Dude just let go, why are you wasting your time to spit this crap out of your mouth, you are tied to one platform, you don't even try to understand what people like about iOS, I can form opinions because I actually was using Android as my main OS for more than a year with Z3 Compact, so pardon my French but f.ck off

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:54 5

15. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2995; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Or maybe you're just a butthurt iSheep so in denial, that apple can do no wrong according to you. I have my last iPhone, after over half a decade of using just jailbroken iPhones as my SmartPhone, sitting right here besides me, an iPhone 4s, so, I'm well aware of how inferior stock iOS is (wouldn't touch an iPhone without jailbreak).

"Keyboards are bug free now, widgets in notifications center are MUCH more useful than on homescreen, how is bigger screen used on let's say G4, 5.5 inches and same UI as 4.7 Optimus G"

Hahaha, the dude just danced around my statements specifically talking about invoking voice typing on custom keyboards, widgets being ONLY available in the notification center, and referring to Samsung's devices, just went off in a tangent deflecting the main points...pathetic. Not gonna even bother reading your crybaby responses any further.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 04:25

23. Wiencon (Posts: 1879; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Thank God

posted on 04 Mar 2016, 14:40 1

30. AlikMalix (Posts: 5872; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Electrifryer, what you guys are arguing about is all subjective.

But having widgets in notifications panel allows access to any information from anywhere and anytime - either you're playing a game, drawing, watching photos, talking on the phone or FaceTime, or in settings - it's available with one gesture - even on any home screen.

The control center is more comfortable with one hand use swiping from buttom and are also accessable from anywhere at anytime just like notifications The one thing that android toggles have on iOS control center is that you can modify and add items, BUT you can add customized settings and items to notifications if you need it to work like it does on android.

In my experience custom keyboards add nothing of usability to a device - there are those that like the swipe or w/e and that's all great, but I have not seen a better keyboard than iOS stock even on android. But that's again subjective - just like your opinion.

You keep insulting others and their "crybaby responses" but you're the one on an apple article (something you care nothing about except insulting Apple users) trying to prove how your preferences are some how better for others than the devices they chose for themselves.

Give it a rest. Sometimes you make good posts, stick to that.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 06:34

26. Leo_MC (Posts: 1497; Member since: 02 Dec 2011)


I don't like 3rd party keyboards because they have lag.
For the rest, I agree with you.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:08 4

18. Ahovking (Posts: 710; Member since: 03 Feb 2015)


So i said "more refined features" and now you're moaning about the lack of customisation and bigger screen size? your a joke.

The placement of control center is a much better placement than androids because unlike apple when using a larger screen its harder reaching the top of the screen than it is reaching for the bottom..this is why android placement of soft keys is on the bottom of the phone and not the top.

Custom keyboards can easily invoke voice typing? it took a little time for developers but i sometimes use them on the road and its again fast and never lets me down.

Apple didn't bump up the screen size for just the sake of it.. they did it because of demand.

Using widgets in notification center keeps your home page clear and clean, yet in a location one swipe away.. so people like me who hate them and people who love them, both win.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:24 3

20. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2995; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


"So i said "more refined features" and now you're moaning about the lack of customisation and bigger screen size?"

That's all you picked? No wonder...

"The placement of control center is a much better placement than androids because unlike apple when using a larger screen its harder reaching the top of the screen than it is reaching for the bottom..this is why android placement of soft keys is on the bottom of the phone and not the top."

Yeah, having it at the bottom is easier to access, especially if you have tiny hands (my thumb easily reaches the top-right of my 5.5" OnePlus One), but no point having easier access to toggles you don't want...

"Apple didn't bump up the screen size for just the sake of it.. they did it because of demand."

They could have gone much further than just making the screen bigger, like the Note line that they were inspired by, with it's pen input offering a whole range of uses. Just having a bigger screen is nowhere near "more refined" than actually making use of that big screen.

"Using widgets in notification center keeps your home page clear and clean, yet in a location one swipe away.. so people like me who hate them and people who love them, both win."

That choice has always been yours to make on Android, widgets in the NC, your desktop, or even your dock, you decide how you want your device to work. My Home screen is more than clean enough even with widgets (https://db.tt/1tP9x3ZC). Being restricted to just the NC option isn't "more refined" in my book.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 03:38 1

21. BradyCrack (Posts: 676; Member since: 29 Dec 2015)


Yes, because people have the exact same priorities as you Mr.

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 01:26 2

8. Mercedes-Benz (banned) (Posts: 403; Member since: 18 Jan 2015)


I had been using Flux on my macbook pro retina and i think it's sort of useful .
Cant wait for my iPhone to get 9.3

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 02:04

17. teloji (Posts: 31; Member since: 21 Feb 2016)


this is an apple article

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 09:29 1

28. miket1737 (Posts: 2545; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Lol at the ignorant fanboys in this thread arguing over nonsense. *chews popcorn*

posted on 03 Mar 2016, 12:07

29. darkkjedii (Posts: 21307; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sometimes, don't you just sit back, read the comments, and laugh at the stuff they argue about. Get some va jay jay for crying out loud.

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