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How to Use Night Shift on iPhone or iPad

Tags: shift screen blue

Night Shift is a feature that Apple introduced in iOS 9.3[1]. Night Shift shifts your display to the warmer end of the color spectrum. The purpose of this is to stop blue light, which affects your sleep patterns.[2] Because blue light is reduced, you can use a device right until you sleep and still have a good night's sleep!


  1. Make sure you are using a compatible Apple Device. Devices compatible with Night Shift are:[3]
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    • iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
    • iPhone SE
    • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
    • iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
    • iPhones 5s
    • iPad Pro
    • iPad Air 2
    • iPad Air
    • iPad Mini 4
    • iPad Mini 3
    • iPad Mini 2
    • iPod Touch 6th Generation
  2. Update your device to iOS 9.3 or newer. Apple introduced the feature in iOS 9.3. This means that you'll need to be running that version or a newer one to activate Night Shift.
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  3. Go to the Settings app. Look for and tap the gray gear icon with the word "Settings" right below. It's located on your home screen, usually in the first page. Press the Home button at the bottom of your device and then swipe left and/or right to switch home screens.
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  4. Tap on the section. On iPads, this will be pushed to the left side of the screen.
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  5. Select .
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  6. Set up Night Shift. Here's what you can do:
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    • Schedule Night Shift from sunset to sunrise so you don't have to worry about any time changes. You must have location services enabled to do this.
    • Manually enable night shift until the next sunrise (or a specific time to turn off if you've configured it).
  7. Set the warmth of your screen. The warmer you set your screen, the less blue light will be emitted from the display and the better your sleep will be.
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  • To quickly enable/disable Night Shift on demand, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center. Then, tap .[4]


  • Blue light can cause sleep insomnia.[5] Enabling Night Shift helps stop blue light.

EditThings You'll Need

  • Compatible Apple Device (listed above)
  • iOS 9.3 or newer

EditRelated wikiHows

  • Sleep Better
  • Enable Night Shift in macOS
  • Adjust Night Shift Color Temperature on an iPhone
  • Reduce iPhone Eye Strain

EditSources and Citations


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