HOW TO ENABLE NIGHT SHIFT MODE IN iOS? iOS 9.3 has one of the feature that promises to make you sleep better. But it can be hard to work out how exactly to turn it on. iOS’s Night Shift mode changes the colors of the screen to make them more yellow at night. That makes the screen look less glaring in the darkness of the evening and is said to make it easier to get to sleep after looking at your iPhone or iPad. To turn on the new feature, head to the Settings app and click on “Display & Brightness”. The Night Shift setting will be inside there.

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You can either turn the feature on manually, or schedule it for when you want to run. The effect isn’t subtle when it turns on: around sunset, your screen will fade to a much warmer color. But studies and anecdotal use have shown that it helps make the iPhone easier to look at and can help reduce the impact that the phone’s bright, glowing screen has on your sleep.


There are several ways to enable Night Shift on iOS 9.3

  • Enable manually via Control Center toggle
  • Enable manually via Settings → Display & Brightness → Night Shift
  • Enable via Siri by saying “Enable Night Shift”
  • Use automatic scheduling

Adjusting color temperature

Step 1: Users can manually adjust the color temperature used by Night Shift by going into Settings → Display & Brightness → Night Shift and using the slider under the Color Temperature heading.

A better experience every day. And night. Night Shift
A better experience every day. And night. Night Shift

Step 2: By sliding the slider towards the Less Warm side, users can opt for a cooler display temperature. The opposite is true when adjusting the slider towards the More Warm temperature setting. Basically, the screen will look really yellow, almost orange, when the color temperature is set to its warmest setting.

Scheduling Night Shift

Step 1: Another advantage of Night Shift scheduling is by enabling the Scheduled switch in Settings → Display & Brightness → Night Shift.

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Step 2: You can choose to schedule Night Shift to trigger between a specific time, or you can opt to use Sunrise through Sunset scheduling.

Step 3: Night Shift will calculate the time in your area by using Location Services and your iOS device’s clock/timezone settings.

Step 4: In other words, Night Shift doesn’t abruptly change the look of your display unless you use the manual options for control.

scheduling night shify mode on IOS

Manually enabling Night Shift

You can also manually enable Night Shift, which is sure to be a popular option for many. Manually enabling Night Shift is easy to do via the dedicated Control Center toggle, but as mentioned, it can also be done via Settings → Display & Brightness → Night Shift and using the Manually Enable Until Tomorrow switch.

How to enable night shift mode in IOS


Manually enable until tomorrow - night shift mode
Manually enable until tomorrow – night shift mode

Conflict with Low Power Mode

When you enable Low Power Mode, Night Shift mode is automatically disabled. While Low Power Mode is enabled, Night Shift cannot be turned on manually via its Control Center toggle, and access to its preference panel in the stock Settings app is completely restricted.


That said, it’s still possible to use Night Shift Mode in concert with Low Power Mode by using Siri. Night Shift is a welcomed addition to iOS 9.3, now this option is available on the iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and the sixth-generation iPod touch.

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