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- December 14, 2015
We’ve discussed F.lux (our favourite free PC/Mac software) tons in the past & FINALLY Apple have
copied added the feature to their iPhones, after many years of complaints by owners, including us.
The ‘New’ Apple Setting known as ‘Night Shift’ changes the colour temperature (not the brightness) of your screen to better suit the time of day, allowing your eyes to relax and not be blinded by the ultra bright blue glow.
Blue light (often found in computers, TVs etc) has been scientifically proven to keep you more alert and awake, the problem with this is in the evening our brains really should be slowing down for sleep. This is especially important for children.
The experimental research suggests that an average person reading on a tablet for a couple hours before bed may find that their [deep] sleep is delayed by about an hour. Clearly, the details are complicated, but that’s why we get to cite so many very interesting papers.
Despite Night Shift most likely requiring hardly any processing power Apple have decided to restrict it to only phones/tablets produced after 2013… So iPhone 5 and iPhone 5c users won’t be able to get it + the first 4 generations of iPad and iPod Touch… Good old Apple being nice to everyone still…
Either way it’s a nice addition, however, we really wish F.lux was just allowed to write the app for Apple.
Yes, there is another secret way of getting the screen even darker Try this:
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