|Night Shift off||7448K|
|Night Shift on, coolest setting||6395K|
|Night Shift on, average setting||5415K|
|Night Shift on, warmest setting||3026K|
iOS 9.3's Night Shift, explored: what is it, how to enable and manage it
1. hafini_27 (Posts: 854; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
I remembered there was a very popular app on the App store that does exactly the same thing but got pulled by Apple.
4. GreenMan (Posts: 754; Member since: 09 Nov 2015)
@hafini_27 Yeah, and there's was an App on on The App store that could detect THE BIG FOOT via GPS... Too bad, it got pulled by Apple.
9. illusionmist (Posts: 157; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
f.lux was never on the App Store. Some code was released for the sideloading capability on iOS 9, but they misused it (try to trick Xcode to load a compiled binary) so Apple told them to stop. The other truly open source ones (like GoodNight which I'm still using) are still alive and well.
19. hafini_27 (Posts: 854; Member since: 31 Oct 2013)
It is a very popular app. I only remembered that Apple blocked it from App store. Did not know that was the reason.
10. zeeBomb (Posts: 1728; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)
Damn...circadian rhythm...words I have never heard before and I feel like a scholar once ivlearned what it meant!
And the night mode slider? A.k.a dirty way to calibrate iPhone display
3. Jimrod (Posts: 859; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
Well it's a new feature at least, the last few iOS updates haven't had much going on - and this one means you can manually calibrate your screen to a colour temp you prefer without having to Jailbreak too. Can't complain.
12. Unordinary (Posts: 998; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)
Especially since it's a "." update and not iOS 10,11,12, etc.
5. hortizano (Posts: 274; Member since: 22 May 2013)
f.lux didn't violate any regulation.. they just grabbed the idea and dumped them.. as Apple always do.
17. ibend (Posts: 3167; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)
just like when they block Google Maps, and release Apple Map (which is a huge failure, lol)
27. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
When did Apple Block anything from Google, especially maps? They had to remove it from native list of apps when license expired between Apple and Google (same for YouTube) because Google wanted to charge iOS users for step by step directions. If I remember correctly Apple had to come up with it's own maps in like 2 months...
Google got greedy, and you're blaming apple for "blocking" Google maps? are you serious?
35. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
f.lux used a non Apple's XCode - that's a security problem...
14. Unordinary (Posts: 998; Member since: 04 Nov 2015)
Ive had this on my previous iPhones for yearS. Before F.lux, there was Eyeluv or or whatever it was called 6 years ago.
7. TyrionLannister (unregistered)
So the night shift on bluest has more accurate whites than the default ones!
8. kane74 (Posts: 40; Member since: 24 Jan 2014)
Screen Filter on Android.
There were some apps which did that already with a jailbroken IOS device
15. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
Yet another old feature that tech sites will hype the s**t out of just because it's on iPhones. Every jail breaker knows this has been around for years. There are countless of endless features that can be found in Cydia and touchwiz but they don't get hyped. Once it lands on iOS it gets mentioned. This behavior pisses me off.
16. Jimrod (Posts: 859; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
You're the idiot who clicked on the iOS article you hate to see so much of.
23. twens (Posts: 953; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
You're just butt hurt jumping to apples rescue.
24. Jimrod (Posts: 859; Member since: 22 Sep 2014)
No, I called you an idiot. You click on articles featuring something you hate so you can get all hurt and emotional. Where did I jump to Apple's rescue? Oh that's right, in your tiny little mind... Oh, what's that on your shoulder? Ahh, an enormous chip, I can't seem to get it off... :\
28. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Twins because 95% or more do not jailbreak (including me) nor heard of apps like f.lux until now. Apple sees a beneficial feature that all users should have - so it adds it to the OS - why does that piss you off? You should be pissed off that your favorite ___________ manufacturer doesnt properly let public understand it's features or make them work properly - that their implementations arent impactful enough to make the headline. Whatever the reason - even if it's just tech sites that favor Apple's version - it's not their fault, but their FULL RIGHT to publish whatever they deem worthy.
Sorry, dude, but unless it's Apple - it ain't interesting... Wait! I know, you should start a popular tech website and outline all the features of Samsung, so the public can understand them and why they're needed...
30. Slowpoke (Posts: 10; Member since: 30 Sep 2015)
twens, while Jimrod has a point that you did click a hype article so that Apple would have free advertising, I agree with your point whole heartedly. Apple didn't invent this feature and stole it from many hard working programmers who deserved to make money from it. Like the built in flashlight feature. I miss using an app that would pop up an advertisement blocking the on/off switch right when I wanted to turn on the lite. It was pure brilliance. Now that app gets hardly any business.
32. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
LoL... I love this post... but everyone is right, Apple didnt invent this feature nor did they research the whole eye rhythm thingy (nor did f.lux or others)... so lets give the biologists credit while we're at it... Apple as far as I've seen isnt taking credit as an innovator of this (the haters are labeling AGAIN as if apple is taking credit for this innovation - non of which is true)... Apple just sees this as a must have feature and added to OS level - why are people so angry at apple for this?
I bet even Apple iOS engineers are sitting there going "dang, Mike, I had no idea people gonna be so hyped about this niteshift thing!!"... lol
36. stormychel (Posts: 1; Member since: 21 Jan 2016)
Because it's the only OS that matters. Deal with it.
18. adecvat (Posts: 244; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
Cool feature. Unreachable for Samsung amoled devices that all have flickering display - r.i.p. your eyes.
20. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 May 2012)
i remember xiaomi added a similar feature in miui in oct 15. it even has apps filter.
21. Awaragardiyan (Posts: 121; Member since: 17 May 2012)
ah, found it.
it even has a slider
25. BlackhawkFlys (Posts: 139; Member since: 07 May 2014)
I have it on my Android already in form of "twilight" app.
29. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Why do you compare apps to native features... if that's the case - I had apps on ios for most of things android does before android came out of its infancy.. Should I state that I already had a calculator on my iOS device before there was a device running Android.. There were also apps for file managers, camera, notes, mail and so on - I had that before Android did...
My iBooks automatically adjust to night mode when you turn off the lights - and that's been years and years ago.. I can claim that apple just expanded that throughout the OS and be done with it!!!
Do you see how that sounds? I'm glad you had your wonderful "Twilight" app. But I'm more happy to have this system wide. Honestly, I bet 99% of people didnt know that adjusting your screen hue helps your eyes when reading in the evening - now thanks to Apple we all do (apps be damned) - and get ready for all your favorite android devices to start implementing it as standard...
31. Mfa901 (Posts: 247; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)
in your native feature you have a 5 step s##t to setup a simple thing...which we can do by a simple click on twilight widget...
33. AlikMalix (Posts: 4830; Member since: 16 Jul 2014)
Have you seen how it works? you set it up and it's AUTOMATIC after that... so if you want to argue for ease of use - iOS doesnt need to be 1. Installed (or pay to get full version for $2.99), 2. Install tasker $2.99 (if you want it to be automatic) or 2. Constantly turn it on and off thru "widget" everytime. 3. Turn it off when you're done.... iOS it just going to be automatically enabled and disabled at what ever you set your perimeters...
Either way, it's a stupid argument.... i'm sure either iOS users or Android users dont care about the way it's enabled - just that it's there...
In my opinion for things like this - native is better because you're about to give up certain permissions to a 3rd party app for it to function - and I dont want to do that if I dont have to...
39. Joulukas (Posts: 60; Member since: 05 Jun 2013)
Well, its not automatic, its scheduled, like in a app, and i dont need tasker or any other app for it. The problem isnt apple adding this useful festure to ios, problem is that everybody is commanding apple for "awsome new feature" and apple is marketing this as something ground breaking. Ypu dont even read to replies, just blast out reasons why apple is omg.
38. nodes (Posts: 681; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)
oh man, seriously...
fanboys get dumber and dumber everyday.
40. gaming64 (Posts: 233; Member since: 22 Mar 2016)
So once it's native on Android, is it safe to assume it's a "ripoff"? :)
37. CreeDiddy (Posts: 603; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
This is a nice feature. I have already put this in good use.
41. techbuttcheex (Posts: 58; Member since: 25 Jul 2015)
Isn't the coolest setting of night shift closer to an ideal color temperature than the default setting?