iOS 9.3 preview page hints at toggle for Night Shift in Control Center

iOS 9.3 - Night Shift - toggle

Apple introduced the Night Shift feature in iOS 9.3 beta, which makes use of the iOS device’s clock and geolocation to automatically shift the colors in the display to warmer end of the spectrum to reduce exposure to bright blue light in the event, to make it easier on your eyes. 

According to Apple, studies have shown that exposure to bright blue light in the event can make it harder to sleep. Until now, we knew that the only way to enable the feature was to go to Display and Brightness in the Settings app to enable it.

However, a reddit user nickjosephson has spotted a toggle for Night Shift in Control Center on an iPad Air on the iOS 9.3 preview page on Apple Canada’s website. On the U.S. website, the iOS 9.3 preview page has the screenshot of the Apple News app on an iPad Air. Since the Apple News app is not available in Canada, it looks like Apple has used different screenshots on the iOS 9.3 preview page.

The toggle for the Night Shift feature is available next to the brightness slider in the Control Center. When you tap on the toggle, you will get options to “Turn On For Now” and “Turn On Until Tomorrow”.

The toggle is not currently available in iOS 9.3 beta 1, so it remains to be seen if Apple will include it in the next build, and when it releases iOS 9.3 to the public.

iOS 9.3 includes number of new features such as Night Shift, ability to protect notes with a password or Touch ID, revamped News app, support for Apple Music in CarPlay, information about the data usage while using Wi-Fi assist, updated health app and lots more.

The Night Shift feature will be available only on 64-bit devices. The toggle for Night Shift will make it very convenient to use the feature, so I hope Apple includes in the final version of iOS 9.3. However, it remains to be seen how Apple will include the toggle in the Control Center for iPhone, as there isn’t a lot of space available like the iPad.

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