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GrandmaALiCE April 8th, 2016 4:34am

iOS 9.3.1 has a new "Night Shift" setting. It is supposed to help you sleep better, by turning down screen brightness and softening display colors, during late evening and night hours. Do you use this setting?

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lovesquirt Hawkeyes
04/08/16 2:49 pm

Can't they job fix the auto correct?

lovesquirt Hawkeyes
04/08/16 2:49 pm

See what I mean? I typed "just" and the idiot phone thinks I meant to type job.

deletedacct
04/08/16 12:05 pm

I didn't even know about it lol

TheSocialist INTJ
04/08/16 11:42 am

I use minimum brightness anyways.

Arya8
04/10/16 4:59 pm

It isn't about the brightness. It's about using warm yellowish light versus the blue light that is typical of phones and other devices.

cpaswr just say the letters
04/08/16 6:50 am

I've been using it. I like it.

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jvc1133 61535
04/08/16 6:10 am

No, I sleep.

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deletedacct
04/08/16 12:06 pm

What's that like? I've forgotten what real sleep is lol

jvc1133 61535
04/08/16 1:02 pm

I don't know, I'm asleep.

Preox Earth
04/08/16 6:03 am

I haven't even updated my phone to the new IOS version.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/08/16 5:51 am

Yes. I started when I got 9.3. I still invert colors when I'm reading a webpage though, and it unfortunately turns off Night Shift. It also doesn't work in low-power mode. Both exceptions are annoying.

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cowboy Doors of Perception
04/08/16 5:25 am

Never heard of it. How are you supposed to sleep while staring at your phone? I don't get it.

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FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/08/16 5:53 am

The idea is that it *should* be easier on your eyes and not interfere with your body making melatonin to make you sleepy. As to whether or not it actually works that way beyond placebo, the science to my knowledge hasn't yet been done.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/08/16 6:31 am

Yeah. Sounds dumb. Just go to sleep.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/08/16 8:21 am

The idea is that when the sun goes down to start it when you use your phone.

cowboy Doors of Perception
04/08/16 8:22 am

Still don't see the point.

susanr Colorado
04/08/16 8:34 am

Then read the article I linked to in a comment below for the reasoning. The idea is that watching a bright screen with the usual color (bluish) in the evening alters production of a chemical in our brain that makes getting to sleep more difficult, when you do shut off the device and try to sleep. Using a more yellowish color doesn't do the same thing.

voc I am...what I am
04/08/16 10:38 am

The blue light messes with humans circadian rhythm. Makes it harder to fall asleep. This takes the blue out.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
04/08/16 10:47 am

Not completely, but most of the blue is removed.

rons WOKE is sick
04/08/16 4:41 am

Yes, annoying yellowish color. Rather turn down the brightness.

17millionTwats Leeds, UK
04/08/16 3:28 am

No i have an ipod touch. It doesnt have that feature

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17millionTwats Leeds, UK
04/08/16 2:22 pm

Yes, but most of the features in 9.3.1 are only useable on iPhones and iPads

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
04/07/16 10:55 pm

Ah, so that's why Apple pulled all the apps that could do that from the store: they wanted to take credit for it themselves.

GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
04/08/16 5:10 am

I found a few, with a search on "night screen." They seem to be mostly just browsers, not system-wide dimmers.

elianastar Gab.ai FreeSpeech
04/07/16 10:41 pm

I do turn it off if I want to edit photos. Blue light causes health issues & I struggle with insomnia, so I'm grateful for the option to warm up the screen between subset & sunrise. I've only had it turned on this past week but I am finding it easier to fall asleep.

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Maj Worth Economist
04/07/16 10:30 pm

My mobile browser had it before Apple, and I love it. I've been wishing that it was device-wide.

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Maj Worth Economist
04/08/16 7:36 am

Opera. 😊

sydwel
04/07/16 10:08 pm

Yes. It looks orange for a moment when you turn it on, but your eyes quickly adjust. I like it.

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catpillow Florida West Coast
04/07/16 10:01 pm

My husband does. I decided it was annoying when it changed the background while I was reading, so I turned it off.

Praetorianus Fair enough.
04/07/16 9:50 pm

Lol wat? If I want to sleep there's an off button 😎 What am I not getting?

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
04/08/16 5:15 am

Yes, but I think praet was being sarcastic. "If I want to sleep, there's an off button." 😜

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
04/07/16 9:44 pm

No. I've been using "Invert Colors" (Night Mode) day and night for over a year for readability, since I'm legally blind.

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susanr Colorado
04/07/16 9:37 pm

I do. I turned it on on both my iPad and iPhone as soon as I updated the iOS. I like it.

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GrandmaALiCE Rocky Mtns aerial view
04/08/16 5:10 am

I just started using it last night. I like it, so far.

cornybread The Large Malus Fruit
04/07/16 9:37 pm

I keep putting off updating - maybe I'll do that tomorrow since I'm off work and I want to get some things accomplished.
Although having a night feature sounds like yet another way of encouraging me to use my phone in bed, which is a habit I'd like to break!