If you are having trouble falling asleep at night, then your phone screen might be partially to blame. The brightness and colors of digital displays can make it more difficult for our eyes to get ready for sleep, especially if we are looking at our phones in the evening, and right before we go to bed.
Apple has introduced a feature called Night Shift mode that is meant to aid with this problem. By reducing the screen brightness and changing the color temperature, it can give our eyes and our minds a bit of a reprieve from the harshness of the phone screen, thereby making it a little simpler to go to bed. Our guide below will show you how to enable Night Shift mode in iOS 10.
How to Activate Night Shift Mode on an iPhone 7
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.3. The result of completing these steps will be that you have enabled a setting o your iPhone called “Night Shift”. This automatically adjusts the brightness and color levels on your phone’s screen to (theoretically) help you get a better night’s sleep. You will be able to set night shift to occur on a set schedule, you can manually enable it until the next day, and you can adjust the color temperature of night shift when it is active.
Step 1: Open the Settings app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Display & Brightness option.
Step 3: Touch the Night Shift button.
Step 4: Choose the Scheduled option if you want Night Shift to occur on a set schedule, select the Manual option to activate it now, and adjust the color temperature slider to suit your preference.
If you are often running low on battery, then learn more about the iPhone’s Low Power mode. This mode, which is indicated by a yellow battery icon, can be very helpful in making sure your phone’s battery can make it through an entire day.