How to Use True Tone and Night Shift on iPhone and Mac


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Your iPhoneiPad or Mac lets you control the color temperature of your screen for a more natural and comfortable experience.

True Tone adjusts the color of your screen based on the ambient light detected by its sensors (where those sensors are present on the screen or device). With True Tone, the white background of your screen will look more like paper in your current environment. It can give you a more natural reading experience.

Night Shift adjusts the color of your display according to sunset and sunrise or according to the schedule you specify.

Some studies have shown that too much “blue light” from a digital screen right before sleep can worsen our ability to sleep well. Night Shift reduces the amount of blue light, which can help you sleep better.

How to Enable True Tone on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch it Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display and Brightness.
  3. Press the control button to the right of True Tone to enable or disable it.

If you don’t see the True Tone setting, your device doesn’t have the correct sensors.

As soon as you enable True Tone, you’ll see your screen’s color temperature adjust to the ambient light around you.

How to Enable True Tone on a Mac

  1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click on Attach.
  3. If you have one or more displays connected to your Mac, click Display settings
  4. If you have one or more displays connected to your Mac, select the True Tone compatible display from the list on the left.
  5. Check the box next to True Tone to enable or disable it.
As soon as you enable True Tone, you'll see your screen's color temperature adjust to the ambient light around you.

As soon as you enable True Tone, you’ll see your screen’s color temperature adjust to the ambient light around you.

How to Enable Night Shift on an iPhone or iPad

  1. Launch it Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Scroll down and tap Display and Brightness.
  3. Press on night patrol at the bottom of the page.
  4. Tap the switch to the right of Program to enable or disable Night Shift.
  5. Faucet From to.
  6. Here you can choose to activate Night Shift from sunset to sunrise depending on your location. Or choose a specific time for Night Shift to be activated.
  7. When you have finished setting the program, press night patrol up to go back.
  8. Tap the switch to the right of Activate manually until tomorrow if you want to temporarily activate Night Shift outside of the set schedule.
  9. Finally, use the Color temperature slider to control how warm or cool you want your screen to be when Night Shift is on.
Adjusting the color temperature slider will briefly display the chosen temperature if you adjust these settings outside of the chosen schedule.

Adjusting the color temperature slider will briefly display the chosen temperature if you adjust these settings outside of the chosen schedule.

How to Enable Night Shift on a Mac

  1. Launch System Preferences on your Mac.
  2. Click on Attach.
  3. Click on night patrol at the bottom of the dialog box.
  4. Click the drop-down menu next to Program.
  5. You can choose to activate Night Shift from sunset until sunrise depending on your location. Or choose a specific time for Night Shift to be activated.
  6. Check the box next to Light up tomorrow if you want to temporarily activate Night Shift outside of the set schedule.
  7. Finally, use the Color temperature slider to control how warm or cool you want your screen to be when Night Shift is on.
Adjusting the color temperature slider will briefly display the chosen temperature if you adjust these settings outside of the chosen schedule.

Adjusting the color temperature slider will briefly display the chosen temperature if you adjust these settings outside of the chosen schedule.

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