iOS 9.3's Night Shift, explored: what is it, how to enable and manage it

One of the highlights of the recently released iOS 9.3 beta was Night Shift, a brand new feature for iOS that aims to reduce eyestrain and make it easy for you to fall asleep. This is a brand new feature for iOS, though the concept behind it isn't - various apps and programs that boast similar functionalities have been available on most platforms for a long time now, with one of the most popular ones being f.lux. For a brief time, it was also available on the iPhone, but Apple killed it as it reportedly violated the company's Developer Program Agreement...
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21. Awaragardiyan unregistered

ah, found it. it even has a slider

22. thegeneral7010

Posts: 437; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

Samsung are u ready to copy???

25. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 914; Member since: May 07, 2014

I have it on my Android already in form of "twilight" app.

29. AlikMalix unregistered

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: 291; Member since: Jul 14, 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 unregistered

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: 115; Member since: Jun 05, 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: 1159; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

oh man, seriously... fanboys get dumber and dumber everyday.

40. gaming64

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

So once it's native on Android, is it safe to assume it's a "ripoff"? :)

37. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2185; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

This is a nice feature. I have already put this in good use.

41. techbuttcheex

Posts: 203; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

Isn't the coolest setting of night shift closer to an ideal color temperature than the default setting?
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