Apple Adds ‘Night Shift’ Feature in iOS 9.3 to Reduce Harmful Impact of Blue Light on Sleep

By Paul Riegler on 11 January 2016
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DSC_0005 (2)Apparently, some Apple employees have been losing sleep over the impact of using an iPhone or iPad before going to bed at night. The result is a feature called Night Shift, which, using your iPhone or iPad’s clock and geolocation information, shifts the display to warmer colors in the evening, reducing the amount of blue light emitted from the device. Blue light can have a negative impact on sleep by disrupting the body’s circadian rhythm.

The display returns to its regular settings after sunrise.

Night Shift is available to developers and registered beta testers in the iOS 9.3 beta.

The new version of iOS 9 also adds the ability to password protect information in Notes, receive news tailored to your interests in the News app, an expansion of the information available in the dashboard of the Health app, and the addition of. a “Nearby” feature in CarPlay that works in a manner similar to that on the iPhone, making it easy to locate nearby filling stations, parking lots, restaurants, and coffee shops.

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