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

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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56 Comments

1. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

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

5. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

12. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 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...

28. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 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.

45. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 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.

2. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

4. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

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

11. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 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

32. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

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

3. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

7. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 2013

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

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

29. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

35. darkkjedii

Posts: 31060; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

6. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

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

10. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

15. AlikMalix unregistered

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.

33. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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.

40. AlikMalix unregistered

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

44. Norris

Posts: 121; Member since: Jun 26, 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

46. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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).

37. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 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.

36. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

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

41. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

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

47. Jimrod

Posts: 1605; Member since: Sep 22, 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?

18. banglazbless

Posts: 125; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

31. Unordinary unregistered

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

25. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 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

30. Diezparda

Posts: 941; Member since: Oct 23, 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).

8. Khyron

Posts: 397; Member since: Sep 28, 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

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