Night Shift toggle might be coming to iOS 9.3's Control Center, but only for the iPad

Night Shift toggle might be coming to iOS 9.3's Control Center, but only for the iPad
The beta of iOS 9.3 is already here, treating us to a pretty nice set of new features and functionalities (you can check out our preview based on the beta right here). While the majority of Apple users who are not keen on meddling with beta software are patiently waiting for iOS 9.3 to officially roll out, we are constantly getting new hints of some features that might or might not make it with that release.

One of the highlights of iOS 9.3 is Night Shift, a rather useful feature that reduces the amount of blue light your display emits, thus reducing eyestrain and making it easier for you to fall asleep in the evening. You can manually enable it or schedule it, but it seems that Apple will be making it easier for users to turn it on or off. 

Observant redditors have spotted a new Night Shift toggle in the iPad's Control Center, situated right to the brightness adjustment slider. Tapping it opens up a menu that allows you to turn it on right now or enable it until the following morning. Said shortcut was found in the iOS 9.3 preview page on Apple's Canadian website and is likely to arrive with the public version of iOS 9.3. While no iPad users running the beta have it, one US-based redditor claims he has the new toggle on his iPad Pro and iPad Air 2 slates. However, he also says that he is running a special beta focused on the development of educational apps, which is most certainly the reason why he has the new Control Center toggle and others don't.

Unfortunately, we suppose that this new Night Shift toggle might not make it to the iPhone, as the space there is limited and to be honest, the Control Center of Apple's iPhones are already a bit overcrowded. We highly doubt that Apple will be able to fit in another toggle without drastically rearranging the layout of the menu. Who knows, probably some day we will be allowed to choose the toggles we want to show up in iOS' Control Center. A man can dream.

We suppose that we will have to wait for the official iOS 9.3 release in order to see what's Apple planning to do with the handy Night Shift toggle. 

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1. der_damo

Posts: 213; Member since: Sep 16, 2014

revolutionary! just kidding, I like the night shift-mode stuff - I can't explain it but it's comfortable for the eyes. I used f.lux couple years ago but it's cool without a jaibreak,

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31299; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It'll be a nice addition.

3. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Why only for the iPad? why limit user choices?


Posts: 120; Member since: Sep 30, 2015

Because is apple and they can XD, now more seriously I think is because of the space, still ig that's their reason I think that plus should have it.

6. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

They should make the Control Center somewhat customizable... so you could at least add and remove specific Toggles...

7. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Don't worry about it, I'm more than 90% sure that they will add this option on iOS 10. Apple does it on purpose in order to keep users excited about it's new software and in order to give good reasons to the user to update in case your iPhone is old. But of course if they decide not to do so, then their idiots!:D

5. joevsyou

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

hahaha apple is a joke... IF they are not willing do it right and fast and allow others do it. This is why android rules. people come up with ideas they put it in, someone else comes along does it better and makes the idea boom and then all the copy cats comes

8. oozz009

Posts: 520; Member since: Jun 22, 2015

Apple is also going to look like idiots if they don't put 32gb of space as in their upcoming smartphones:D

9. Jordan12

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 24, 2016

I am not worry about this feature at all. Becasue I don't like this feature. It makes the screen color orange which is really irritating. I think it is better to use a screen protector which can prevent harmful blue light. I am using "ocushield screen protector.

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