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Apple to include 'Night Shift' in iOS 9.3 to make the screen easier on your eyes before bedtime

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Apple to include 'Night Shift' in iOS 9.3 to make the screen easier on your eyes before bedtime
Apple says that iOS 9.3 will help you get a good night's sleep. How? Through the use of a new feature called 'Night Shift.' No, this has nothing to do with the hilarious 1982 movie that starred a pre-Cheers Shelly Long, Henry Winkler and Michael Keaton. This is a new feature for iOS users that has been developed by Apple. The tech titan cites studies that show how exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms, making it harder to fall asleep. But Night Shift solves this problem.

The clock on your iOS device combines with geolocation data to compute when the sun starts setting in your location. By shifting the colors on the screen to the warmer end of the spectrum as darkness falls, Night Shift makes the screen easier on your eyes. This will help you get a good night of shut eye. In the morning, the colors return to normal.

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Insomniac iPhone and iPad users will be happy to hear about this. Since iOS 9.2 was released on December 8th, it might not be too long before your body's internal rhythms are in sync again, helping you to get a restful sleep.

Another new feature coming with iOS 9.3 is Notes. This allows you to write secure notes to yourself that can only be accessed with a fingerprint match, or a password.


source: Apple via CNET

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posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:34 9

1. twens (Posts: 964; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)


Another stolen idea from other developers. It's still welcome though. Smh

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:40 5

5. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


So , I guess every company in the world have to invent something brand new before they add it to their devices...

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:23 5

12. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


This will popularize this feature despite it being implemented by some developers ROMs.. It'll be hyped up just like force touch, pink gold or whatever called rose gold.. But whatever is good for consumer I welcome it..Esp hope it's implemented by Samsung too...

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:19 5

28. MrElectrifyer (Posts: 2372; Member since: 21 Oct 2014)


Guess you have a hard time interpreting "It's still welcome though".

Regardless, what you said is precisely what Crapp|e wants others to do. Even though they didn't invent nothing, they go around like trolls suing others for what they stole...I can imagine them suing the flu.x jailbreak tweak devs or even Cyanogen for the "LiveDisplay" feature I have on my OnePlus One.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 22:33 1

45. 47AlphaTango (Posts: 284; Member since: 27 Sep 2015)


From which developer is it? If it uses ambient light sensors. From which it was previously used on ios 4 or 5. When the screen detects brightness and adjust the screen brightness. I don't see your point of stealing if it already exist.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:36 18

2. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


One more time Apple steals from jailbreak community. What a dick move, first not allowing users to sideload f.lux and when creators of this app asked for proper permission to publish it in Appstore Apple decides to work on their own app like this. C.nts

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:39 2

4. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


You don't even buy Apple product, so why don't you go sit your @$$ down somewhere.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:16 5

11. Wiencon (Posts: 1818; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


I'm pretty sure I typed that comment from late 2013 MBPr and this one goes from my beloved iP 4s. Also I saw iPad Air lying sonewhere around here I swear on your testicles

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:46 2

32. NoToFanboys (Posts: 1206; Member since: 03 Oct 2015)


careful, if you say anything remotely negative about Apple here, you'll be automatically labeled as an Apple hater.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:39 10

3. darkkjedii (Posts: 20095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Cool, and keep the features coming. Copied, stolen, whatever...just get them on my devices. Please and thank you...

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:00 1

7. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Lol arte9xxx guy or whoever he is won't agree with u.
This troll doesn't know when to give up.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:36 7

14. miket1737 (Posts: 2381; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


who honestly gives a flying fuck about arte lol....

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:56

17. darkkjedii (Posts: 20095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I couldn't care less about that obsessed fool. I feel sorry for the girl that turns down his advances. She's gonna get Uber stalked. +1 to you both. BTW he's already back with arte9000.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:21 2

29. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


I hate troll & what more he's racist. It's irritate me when i see someone spam PA article (both ifan or green robo troll) with ridiculous comment, people come here to find useful info & get some good discussion.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:05

35. darkkjedii (Posts: 20095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


He's a low life jerk bro. It's so easy to just ignore a coward.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 15:59 1

6. cnour (Posts: 589; Member since: 11 Sep 2014)


Hopefully Samsung will have time to add this to S7. Hahahahaha

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:08 7

10. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Well they don't need it, easily set the brightness to auto and amoled will work the rest... they can go very clear & bright under direct sunlight or very dim when use it at night. It's Apple who should use amoled panel on iPhone 7.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:46 1

15. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


Actually and you can notch this up under "my personal opinion" for all I care -- but the amoled screens are extremely contrasted even when set very dim and I absolutely cannot look at a Samsung device with lights off.

Second, regarding your comment: are you trying to say that iPhones and iPads don't have auto brightness? It works extremely well and been around since the OG iPhone as far as I know. This is not "auto brightness" control - from the description this is a complete revamped color adjustment for the eyes. Also, it is proven that iPhones are easier to read in full sunlight than Samsung phones (but only by very little now since s6 been released (during s5 and before Samsung screens are near blank in direct sunlight).

Apple on the other hand does have a "darken colors" and "reduce white point" in accessibility options - this will just make it more automatic and add more color correction to it. Don't forget Apple apps like iBook automatically adjust to night mode depending on ambient light in the room (or outside).

Stop staring it like light intensity automatic adjustments are brand new to Apple. Geez.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:56 1

33. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Relax, i never said iOS doesn't have auto brightness okay... Although i can't find those feature on my 5th gen iPod (iOS 9.2) & doesn't work with my iPad 4 (iOS 7).

I'm just stating my opinion that Samsung already had a good auto brightness that will adjust really well under any circumstances & both will serve pretty much same function so why Samsung should add or copy this feature?

Of course in my opinion Amoled is mature enough & simply better than lcd (if not why Apple use it on their smartwatch?). So i see nothing wrong if i'm wishing iDevice to use Amoled instead, i don't care about QHD or 4K though.

Which Samsung device u owned by the way? I know you're favoring Apple but really... Based on my personal experience Super Amoled is more pleasing & legibility is also better.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:26

40. AlikMalix (Posts: 5238; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)


I've read what you replied to. It makes sense, now. I thought it was toward the article itself.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 22:14

44. Norris (Posts: 121; Member since: 26 Jun 2015)


Does iOS 9.2 works fine with your iPod? I want to update mine but I'm not too sure to upgrade from iOS 7 to 9

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 00:38

46. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


I planned to update my iPad but my friends report the battery is slightly worsen so i tested it with my iPod since i rarely use it. Consider this with a grain of salt (doesn't mean i lied to you but different people might got defferent experience).

After i updated the OS then i'm using it for listening music about 1-1.5 hours so i think there's still plenty of battery left. Next day when i'm gonna use it but suddenly the device won't turn on till i connect it to electrical outlet (when the device finally turned on the battery indicator show there's still 40-50% battery left). But this issue only happened once.

The performance is great, SoT is actually fine (i've test it by playing subway surf for 1 hour and there is 90% battery left and no issue with lags).

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:13

37. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


If you like less contrast on your amoled there is contrast reducer apps or similar screen filter apps. I like the contrast though and just make it extra dim if its still hurt the eye.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:06

36. medtxa (Posts: 1126; Member since: 02 Jun 2014)


Well even samsung amoled minimum brightness is still to bright for me at night. Thankfully it can easily fixed with brightness reducer apps.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:44 1

41. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


It's not just lowering brightness, didn't exist in Touchwiz.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 01:29 1

47. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Seems like most are missing the point here, this isn't about auto brightness, it's the colour balance from cool to warm - cutting down blue light and increasing yellow. Why is auto brightness even being discussed, it's been around forever?

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:27 3

18. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


Another stolen feature from samsung brought to you isheep's by apple. Samsung devices have this feature on last year's s5 and note4.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:46 1

31. Unordinary (Posts: 1285; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)


This was not my jailbroken iPhone 3G way before any Samsung flagship.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 18:34 3

25. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


S6 autobrightness work great, it help screen visibility under sunlight and bedtime..
if you need more auto dimmer screen and reduce bluelight for night, just install something that work like flux from the playstore

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 19:24 2

30. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Glad to see someone understand my point, i think both "night shift" & Samsung auto brightness serve same function (well based on personal experience my eyes never get tired/strain with Amoled).

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:00

8. Khyron (Posts: 53; Member since: 28 Sep 2015)


Its calls light display already present in some custom roms from the aosp community
Its a feature that In night turns display some yellowiss

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:05

9. Carlitos (Posts: 502; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


I wish my ipad just had a lower brightness. If they can get it as low as the Galaxy s6, 2 nits. That would be perfect

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:28

13. Nexus4Matic (Posts: 37; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


My Nexus 6's AMOLED display can get so dim that the screen is not view-able under the sunlight due to the module GravityBox, but it is outstanding when laying in bed and very power efficient

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 16:49 2

16. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


That's true for the Samsung's latest AMOLED.. But still it's a manual thing.. I'd love is Sammy could make it Auto.. To detect as sun rise and falls...and change screen's mode according to time...

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:30 8

19. banglazbless (Posts: 106; Member since: 05 Feb 2014)


It does. When my note5 detects sunlight it gets bright as hell, and when it detects any form of shade it dims the display. It's called adaptive display mode. Look it up.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:43 2

21. DmitrLP (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Sep 2015)


Yep, the A3, A5 and A7 series have it

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:53

22. Bm888 (Posts: 390; Member since: 06 Jul 2015)


Sure I know that it does exist.. I meant the auto display color adjustments mode PA.. Is talking about wch Samsung devices lack.. But only have the auto brightness..

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 07:06

50. shahrooz (Posts: 717; Member since: 17 Sep 2013)


there are tons of apps like twilight.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 18:38 1

27. HouTexan (Posts: 435; Member since: 08 Jan 2012)


My note 5 automatically does it

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:42

20. DmitrLP (Posts: 292; Member since: 18 Sep 2015)


I always turn down the brightness to lowest level at night

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 17:58

23. darkkjedii (Posts: 20095; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Check it out fellas

http://www.slashgear.com/samsung-galaxy-s7-photos-surface-or-would-appear-to-11422707/

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 18:31

24. ibend (Posts: 3865; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


great look, as great as S6..
20MP camera? so they didnt use their new smaller MP and bigger sensor size?
and finally microSD strikes back...
well, whatever, i'll keep my s6edge for another year (or until note6)

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:16 1

39. Diezparda (Posts: 869; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


It's so tempting from the outside to inside specs & i'd really miss sd card slot for reason. In Indonesia you'll only find 32gigs version S6 and you forced to buy S6 Edge for 64gigs. I also love the curved at the back it's so comfortable.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 18:36

26. Evan_C (Posts: 145; Member since: 15 Dec 2014)


And this update should roll out around what time frame? March along with that rumored keynote?

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:01 1

34. Ninetysix (Posts: 2340; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Samsung does not have this built in. Lol at auto brightness. You newbs don't know what you are talking about. This is what I used on my Android device.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux&hl=en

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 09:46

54. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Your right that there is an alternative for Samsung devices to have this feauture but Samsung by itself still does not have this feauture built in into their phones.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:13

38. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 8945; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


It would be cool if the Edge model is curved from the front and the back.
And the curves meet up in the middle with the metal sides.

I can't wait to see how they managed to work a controller that works with UFS. Or maybe they didn't use UFS.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 20:45

42. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


it's about time, been waiting for this since ages!
that "zoom" trick isn't enough.

posted on 11 Jan 2016, 21:02

43. Mfa901 (Posts: 258; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


this is why they removed flux from app store and stole their idea

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 01:35

48. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Yup, great that it'll be built-in, sucks for Flux.

Every idea will have been had by someone, somewhere, sometime and phone manufacturers can't do anything without being accused of stealing so I'd rather they just got on with it and gave us the best devices with the best features.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 04:57

49. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)


Except that f.lux was never on the App Store. At least do your homework before you use something as another proof thy Apple sucks.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 10:21

56. Mfa901 (Posts: 258; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-kills-f.lux-for-iOS-quoting-a-Developer-Program-Agreement-violation_id75729

my comment is based on this link...and i dont need to provide any proofs that apple sucks....
everyone already knows that apple sucks

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 13:46

57. Jimrod (Posts: 1097; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)


Apple do suck, I've no idea how they stay in business making such utterly crap product based on what's said on this site...

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 08:26 2

51. MANOFSTEEL (Posts: 45; Member since: 25 Nov 2015)


Fandroids be like: That was on Android before Reagan first Administration .....!!!

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 08:45

52. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


Nice added feauture, only 64-bit compatible devices will get this though since the code was only created for 64-bit. (A7 and above).

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 08:59

53. danielng01 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jan 2016)


For PC Iris iristech.co is alternative to Night Shift. It works on Windows, Mac, Linux :)

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 09:50

55. oozz009 (Posts: 517; Member since: 22 Jun 2015)


I was starting to worry that Apple would no longer make any more interesting 0.1 updates, by here they are proving me wrong. Good job Apple.

posted on 12 Jan 2016, 18:59

58. TrackPhoneUser (Posts: 79; Member since: 21 Oct 2015)


Isn't there already an app like that?

posted on 13 Jan 2016, 00:41 1

59. perry1234 (Posts: 150; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)


From all the comments I read here , there seems to be a lot of confusion between this and auto-brightness.
Our sleep cycle is affected by the blue light emitted from the screen ( Amoled , LCD or ABCD, the tech does not matter) , which over a prolonged period of time affects our sleep cycle. Dimming the display to minimum in the dark would probably reduce our eye strain but the blue light is still there , affecting us.
What Apple has aimed to do now is to reduce the blue light emitted from display. Which is better for those set of people who would like the display to be slightly bright in a darker environment but not be driven crazy by their lack of sleep :D

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