Here’s how you can configure and enable Night Shift on Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 or later.
The macOS Sierra 10.12.4 update adds the Night Shift feature which was first introduced in iOS 10. As of this writing, Apple has released macOS Sierra 10.12.4 beta 2 to public beta testers which comes with the new Night Shift mode and a couple of other enhancements.
Night Shift aims to reduce the strain on your eyes when the surrounding environment is dark. It works by adjusting the color of your display from blue to yellow based on the time of the day. For instance, if you’re browsing the web on your Macbook at night, Night Shift will automatically make the display slightly yellow to make it easier on your eyes. As time passes, it will gradually increase the intensity of the yellow or blue color.
In this tutorial, we will show you how to enable Night Shift on Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12.14 or later, as well as how you can configure and schedule it.
How to Turn On Night Shift on Mac with macOS Sierra 10.12.4 or Later
Step 1: Click on the Notification Center button in the right corner of the menu bar.
Step 2: Switch to the Today tab.
Step 3: You’ll find a new toggle for Night Shift. To enable it, simply turn on the toggle.
How to Configure and Schedule Night Shift on Mac
Step 1: Click on the Apple logo in the menu bar and choose System Preferences.
Step 2: Click on Displays.
Step 3: Switch to the Night Shift tab. Here, you’ll find all the available configurations related to Night Shift.
Step 4: To set up a schedule for Night Shift, click on the Schedule drop down and then choose either the Custom or “Sunset to Sunrise” schedule.
That’s all you need to enable Night Shift mode in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 or later. You can also use the Color Temperature slider to determine how much your display shifts toward the warmer or cooler color spectrum.
Night Shift is only available in macOS Sierra 10.12.4 or later and supports a limited range of Macbook models. As of this writing, the second beta of macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is available to public beta testers.
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