How to Enable & Disable Night Shift On iPhone, iPad, Mac

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  • Let’s check Quick Setup for Night Shift Mode on iPhone, iPad, and Mac from Settings.
  • Enable and disable Night Shift Mode from the control center on any Device.
  • Change Color Temperature for Any Devices.

The dark mode on your iPhone & iPad is useful for working in low-light surroundings. For using your iPhone & iPad during night light, you need to consider blue light exposure through the Apple screen. Fortunately, the Apple device includes Night Shift Mode, which drastically reduces the warm blue light that may harm your eyes. In this guide, we’ll let you know the complete procedure for how to enable/disable night shift mode on your iPhone & iPad running the latest OS version.

Here is the complete procedure for what Night Shift Mode is and how you can enable it on your iPhone & iPad running the latest OS version. So, without any ado, let’s get started!

What is Night Shift mode on Mac?

The night shift mode on your Mac computer allows you to control your display’s color temperature. This way, it lets you reduce eye strain and have a comfortable viewing experience throughout the day. Do note that your iPhone & iPad must be updated to their latest OS version to enable night shift mode. 

Besides this, this feature is super convenient because it gets adjusted automatically based on your current location and time. It decreases the blue light with a warm display after sunset and reverts to normal after Sunrise. 

Steps to Enable Night Shift Mode on iPhone & iPad

If you find Night Shift mode more impressive and want to enable it on your flagship, then follow the steps below.  

For iPhone users,

From Settings App

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Swipe Down to Select Display & Brightness.

Open Settings Select Display & Brightness on iPhone

Step 2: On the next screen, Tap on Night Shift > Enable Scheduled. As soon as you do so, you’ll see the From To option below Scheduled to Tap on it. 

Click on Night Shift Enable Scheduled Select From To Option on iPhone

Step 3: Select one from the options Custom: If you want to set the Night Shift to turn on and off at a specific time or Sunset to Sunrise: Use the Night Shift every night > Adjust the Color Temperature From less to more with a slider setting.

Select Custom Schedule Adjust the Color Temperature From less to more with a slider on iPhone

For iPad Users

Step 1: Tap on the Settings App Icon from the iPad dock.

Open Settings on iPad

Step 2: In the Left pane, Swipe down to Select Display & Brightness > Tap on Night Shift from the right side.

Click on Display & Brightness Select Night Shift on iPad

Step 3: Enable the toggle next to Scheduled > As soon as you do so, you’ll see the From To option below Scheduled to Tap on it.

Enable Scheduled Select From to Option on iPad

Step 4: Now Configure timing in Turn ON and Turn Off.

Configure Timing in Turn On and Turn Off on iPad

That’s it.

Steps to Enable Night Shift using Control Center on iPhone & iPad

Another handy way to enable/disable Night Shift on your iPhone & iPad is using the Control Center. In this case, all you need to do is,

Swipe down from the Right top of your Device Screen to Open Control Center > Touch and hold the Brightness Slider until the Brightness options appear > From there, Tap on Night Shift to Enable it.

Open Control Center Touch and Hold Brightness Slider Enable Night Shift on iPhone

Steps to Enable Night Shift Mode using Siri on iPhone & iPad

Apple’s own assistant lets you do various tasks by giving Commands. Yes, it’s true! Using Siri, you can also enable/disable the Night Shift Mode. To do so, follow the steps below. 

For iPhone users, 

Step 1: The first thing you need to ensure is that Siri is enabled on your iPhone > Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Swipe Down to Select Siri & Search.

open Settings Select Siri & Search on iPhone

Step 2: In the next screen, Enable Listen for “Hey Siri.” and Select Continue to Set Up “Hey Siri.”

Enable Listen for Hey Siri Tap on Continue to Hey Siri Set up on iPhone

Step 3: Next, Access Siri and Say, Turn On Night Shift Mode > Access Siri and Say, Turn Off Night Shift Mode.

Enable Night Shift Disable Night Shift on iPhone

For iPad users,

Step 1: Access the Settings App on your iPad.

Open Settings app on iPad

Step 2: In the Left pane, Swipe down to Select Siri and search > Tap on Listen For “Hey Siri” to Enable on the right side.

Click on Siri & Search Select Listen for Hey Siri to Enable on iPad

Step 3: Tap on Continue to Set Up “Hey Siri.

Select Continue to Set up Siri on iPad

Step 4: After this, Press and Hold the Top Button to access Siri and then say, “Turn On Night Shift Mode.”

Enable Night Shift on iPad

Step 5: Similarly, you can command Siri to “Turn Off Night Shift Mode” to turn it off.

Disable Night Shift on iPad

Steps to adjust Night Shift color Temperature on iPhone & iPad

The best part of this feature is that you can also change the Temperature of the Night Shift to be more or less warmer. Here’s how you can do so.

For iPhone users,

Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Swipe Down to Select Display & Brightness.

Open Settings Select Display & Brightness on iPhone

Step 2: On the Next Screen, Tap on Night Shift > In the Color Temperature Menu, Drag the slider towards Less Warm or More Warm.

Click on Night Shift drag the slider towards Less Warm or More Warm in Color Temperature Menu on iPhone

That’s it.

For iPad users,

Step 1: Tap on the Settings App Icon in the iPad Dock.

Open Settings on iPad

Step 2: In the Left pane, Swipe Down to Select Display & Brightness > Hit the Night Shift from the right side.

Click on Display & Brightness Select Night Shift on iPad

Step 3: In the Color Temperature Menu, Drag the slider towards Less Warm or More Warm.

Drag slider towards Less Warm or More Warm In the Color Temperature Menu on iPad

That’s it.

Disable/Enable Night Shift Mode on MacBook Mac: Customize Night Shift Mode

Shamelessly, We can also enable night shift mode on the MacBook Mac screen from the control center or customize it from the Apple Mac System Preferences settings. So follow the below steps to quickly enable night shift mode and Customize it.

Step 1: On your Mac, Click on the Control Center from the top right corner of the Screen > Select Display to Brightness Slider until the Display Mode appears.

Click on the Control center Tap on Display on Mac

Step 2: From there, Tap on Night Shift to Enable it.

Enable Night Shift on Mac
  • That’s it. Also, we have a Night Shift mode settings for customizing on MacBook Mac.
  • Customize Night Shift Mode on Mac, MacBook

    Change the Night Shift screen intensity, Automatically enable the night shift at sunset and disable it at Sunrise. Also, Enable Turn on Screen Time for a specific time that you decide.

    MacOS Ventura

    Step 1: Click on the Apple Logo from the top Mac Menu > Select System Settings.

    Open Apple Menu Select System Settings on Mac

    Step 2: Swipe Down to Select Displays > Tap on Night Shifts From the Bottom of the Right Corner.

    Click on Display Select Night Shift on Mac

    Step 3: Now, See the Option, Schedule as “Sunset to Sunrise” > Turn on until Sunrise > From the Color Temperature, Drag the slider towards Less Warm or More Warm > Select Done.

    Schedule Sunset to Sunrise Manual Turn on until sunrise Color Temperature Select Done on Mac

    Know more troubleshooting solutions on Night Shift not working on Mac because of wrong configurations and stopped services.

    Steps to Disable Night Shift Mode on iPhone & iPad

    If you no longer find Night Shift Mode useful and are willing to turn it off, then here’s how to disable it on your iPhone & iPad. 

    For iPhone users,

    Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Swipe Down to Select Display & Brightness.

    Open Settings Select Display & Brightness on iPhone

    Step 2: On the Next Screen, Tap on Night Shift > Disable Scheduled.

    Tap on Night Shift Disable Scheduled on iPhone

    For iPad users,

    Step 1: Tap on the Settings App from the iPad dock.

    Open Settings on iPad

    Step 2: In the Left pane, Swipe Down to Select Display & Brightness > Tap on Night Shift from the right side.

    Click on Display & Brightness Select Night Shift on iPad

    Step 3: Disable the toggle next to Scheduled. 

    Disable Scheduled on iPad

    Besides this, you can also disable the feature using the Control Center & Siri. 

    What to do when Night Shift Mode not working on iPhone & iPad?

    If the night shift isn’t working on your iPhone & iPad as it needs to be, then here are troubleshooting tips you need to follow. 

    Restart iPhone: Press either the Volume Buttons or Side Key simultaneously until the Power Off screen appears. Drag the Power-Off slider and then wait for 30 seconds until the device turns off. After this, press and hold the Side Key to turn the device back on. 

    • Restart iPad: Press either the Volume Buttons or Top Key simultaneously until the Power Off screen appears. Drag the Power-Off slider and then wait for 30 seconds until the device turns off. After this, press and hold the Side Key to turn the device back on.

    Update iOS or iPad: 

    Step 1: Launch the Settings app on your iPhone > Select General Option.

    Open Settings App Select General Option on iPhone

    Step 2: Tap on Software Update > Now, let your iPad or iPhone Check for Updates to Tap on Update Now.

    Select Software Update Tap on Update Now on iPhone

    Ensure location service is enabled:

    Step 1: Launch the Settings App on your iPhone > Select Privacy & Security.

    Open Settings Select Privacy & Security on iPhone

    Step 2: Tap on Location Services > Enable Location Services. 

    Tap the Location Services Enable Location Services on iPhone

    Final Verdict!

    That’s It! This is how you can enable and disable Night Shift on your iPhone or iPad running the latest OS version. Further, if you have a relatable query, then feel free to drop it in the below comment box.

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