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How to setup and use night Shift in MacOS

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Night shift is an important feature in devices that gives you better viewing experience in the night and does not affect your sleep. In latest MacOS Sierra 10.12.4 update, Apple has given Mac users an option to use night mode.

Read: Why should you stop using the smartphone in bed before sleeping?


If you have updated MacOS 10.12.4 Sierra, then you will notice his feature. Apple has added this feature in iOS a few months back and now the feature is available for Apple’s desktop platform. If you think this feature is useful, you can enable this. In this guide, I will show you how to setup and use night shift in MacOS.

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How to setup and use night Shift in MacOS

Before following these steps, make sure you are using MacOS 10.12.4 or higher. If you are using the lower version of MacOS, you will see this option.

Step 1: Launch System Preferences by clicking on Apple Logo button at top left side.

Step 2: Here look for Displays and click on it.

Night Shift in MacOS

Step 3: In this dialogue, click on Night Shift tab.

setup and use night Shift in MacOS

Step 4: Here you can either manually enable Night shift or you can schedule it to turn on during a specific time by selecting the Custom option.

You can also set the color temperature as per your comfort. You can schedule it to automatically turn on and turn off at the pre-specified time. There is also an option to turn on at sunset and turn off at sunrise.

Also see: How to speed up slow Mac

Final Words

If you regularly use your Macbook at night to read or browse social media, you should start using this. Night shift is the blue light filter that reduces the blue light emission from the display. Blue light affects sleep and increases the strain in eyes.

Try these ways and enable night shift.

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