Night Shift: A Light In The Darkness With iOS 9.3’s New Feature

Plenty of iOS users avoid upgrading their software, and at times they cannot be blamed. There are times when you upgrade your operating system, problems arise. And now that we are on the verge of getting iOS 9.3, what are we to expect? Interestingly, Apple is working on a new technology that will be integrated in the upcoming iOS 9.3 which will allow your iOS device to detect when it’s night time and tone down the blue light from the device’s display. This technology will utilize the device’s clock and geolocation in order to function. This works perfectly if you fall asleep with your device on because your eyes won’t be exposed to the blue light coming from the display and you can enjoy a good night sleep. This feature will be called ”Night Shift,” a suitable name, indeed.

According to Apple, ”Many studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift uses your iOS device’s clock and geolocation to determine when it’s sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors in your display to the warmer end of the spectrum, making it easier on your eyes. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings.” The science behind it has been proven, time and again. So the fact that they are incorporating Night Shift into iOS 9.3 appears to be promising. Just as it will tone down the blue display light to a warmer color when the sun goes down, Night Shift will activate the light following sunrise. This can be compared to the feature in Android where you can modify ambient light settings.

Apple has been testing a lot of new features and technology lately, especially that they have acquired technology that reads your emotions via facial recognition. The company that experiments with this technology was purchased by Apple and it’s called Emotient. There are rumors that this technology will be implemented in iOS 9.3. If that is the case, then facial recognition will be able to tell if you are comfortable while staring at your display, and modify brightness accordingly. Of course, there are endless possibilities that can be included with such technology, and we will keep an eye out on what’s coming next. But for now, we know that Apple’s secret labs in Taiwan are working on thinner and brighter iPhone displays.