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Here’s How to Use Night Shift on Mac

Use Night Shift on Mac
Written by Kamlesh Vidhani

MacBook, the brand of notebooks designed and developed by Apple is one of the best laptops sold around the globe. Available in 2 variants, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, they were aimed at educational and consumer market and were an absolute hit right from their beginning days. Before we come at our topic of using Night Shift on Mac, let us first understand what is Night Shift?

In the developer beta of MacOS Sierra 10.12.4, Apple has introduced Night Shift to make the display easier on your eyes when used in dark. Night Shift in Mac will change your screen’s color temperature from harsh blue to warm yellow. Thus, protecting your eyes and reducing eye strain. Now, let us see how to use Night Shift on Mac.

Use Night Shift on Mac

Manually Enable and Disable Night Shift

If you want to try out Night Shift feature once, before scheduling it (activate and deactivate automatically) then you can manually enable and disable night shift. To do this, follow the procedure below:

  1. Start up your Mac.
  2. In the right corner of the menu bar, click on Notifications Centre Button.
  3. Navigate down in the Notification Centre.
  4. Click on Night Shift switch to enable or disable it.

After trying Night Shift mode for once, you may want to schedule it for future use. By scheduling it, you allow it to automatically activate and deactivate itself. Here’s how to do so.

Schedule Night Shift on Mac

Follow the below steps to schedule Night Shift on your Mac:

  1. Open Dock or Application folder.
  2. From there, head to System Preferences.
  3. Tap on “Displays.
  4. Next, click on Night Shift tab.
  5. In the drop-down menu, choose a schedule for Night Shift, for example, a custom schedule, sunset to sunrise or you can also simply turn it off.
  6. If you have selected a custom schedule, then make sure to set the time range in which Night Shift should be on.