The Night Shift Mode on Mac is the settings which changes the colour of the screen after the sunset and before the sunrise. It transfers the colour display to the warmer end of the colour spectrum. But this settings only does not exists in Mac older than 2015. The night shift mode is recommended for Mac users as reducing the hues at night helps reduce eye strain and a better sleep. Before setting the night shift mode, make it sure your Mac is running macOS Sierra 10.12.4 and is compatible with Night Shift Mode. Let us discuss how night shift on Mac is enabled.
Enable Night Shift Mode
To enable the night shift mode on your Mac you have to go to,
- Click on Apple menu at the top left corner of the screen.
- Now go to the System Preferences.
- Now select Display.
- Click on the Night Shift.
The night Shift tab opens a window and it has a Schedule popup menu. Schedule provides three options, Off, Custom or Sunset to Sunrise. When you choose Off, it will disable the night shift mode on Mac. The Custom option let you set the beginning and end of time for night shift mode. You can adjust any time for the start and end of night shift mode but the default time for it is between 10 pm to 7 am. Sunset to Sunrise set the timings for night shift mode depending upon the sunrise and sunset in your region.
To adjust the colour for your night shift mode there is a slider next to Color Temperature. You can move the slider from left to right to makes the colour more warmer. When you move to less warmer then it will use more blue light and making it warmer it will use less blue light. You can also see the preview for the colour temperature settings.
Now according to your settings the night shift mode will automatically be enabled at the evening timings and it will be turned off at daylight. It is really soothing and reduces stress in your eyes. Therefore it helps in improving your sleep.