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Night Shift Mode on iOS 9.3 Will Only Be Available on These iDevices

iOS 9 Night Shift Mode
Just yesterday, Apple rolled out the first beta of iOS 9.3 to developers. For a pointed update, it sure does bring plenty of new features and changes including a number of 3D touch options for system apps. However, the most noteworthy feature that comes with iOS 9.3 is definitely the much-awaited night mode which is dubbed Night Shift. But before you get too excited, know that Night Shift is not available on all iOS 9 compatible devices.

Apple made no mention of Night Shift’s compatibility in the developer release notes of iOS 9.3. However, it has been found out that the Apple’s own night mode feature will not be available on devices that have 32-bit chipsets. These are the iDevices that WILL NOT be supported by Night Shift:

  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 5c
  • iPod touch 5G
  • iPad mini
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3
  • iPad 4

On the other hand, Night Shift will be available on the following devices:

  • iPod touch 6G
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro

iOS 9.3 Night Shift Feature
Night Shift will automatically shift the color of the display to warmer tones so it will be easier on the eyes. The default bright blue light without Night Shift mode can actually affect your circadian rhythm which makes it harder to fall asleep. The mode activates whenever the phone detects that it’s sunset on your location. In the morning, the display returns to normal.

If you’ve had f.lux before, you’ll know that they work very similarly. However, Apple had to shut down the app because it uses private APIs and it required users to sideload using Xcode. F.lux works with 32-bit devices but you will have to jailbreak before you can use at this point.

Are you disappointed that Night Shift mode on iOS 9.3 only works on 64-bit devices? [via iPhoneHacks]

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