Night Shift is a great feature for iPhone and iPad. Basically, once enabled, Night Shift mode automatically changes the color temperature to a warmer hue, making nighttime reading much easier without restraining your eyes.
With the release of macOS Sierra 10.12.4, Apple finally brings Night Shift mode to Mac, eliminating the need for a third-party app to be installed on a Mac. However, Night Shift is not available for all Mac models. According to Apple, your Mac needs to meet certain hardware requirements to use Night Shift.
In this step-by-step guide, we will walk you through the steps to check if your Mac supports Night Shift. Before we begin, make sure that your Mac is now running macOS Sierra 10.12.4.
Steps to check if your Mac supports Night Shift
Step one: First off, you need to hold down the Option key while clicking the Finder’s Apple menu. After that, you simply need to click System Preferences from the drop-down menu
Step two: On the next Window panel, you simply need to click Graphics/Display on the left-hand column and navigate to Metal. If it says “Supported”, this means that your Mac supports Night Shift.
Steps to enable Night Shift on your Mac
If your Mac supports Night Shift, let’s proceed with how you can enable it. Here is how you can enable Night Shift mode on your Mac.
Step one: Head to the Menu bar and click the Notification Center button at the top-right corner of the screen
Step two: Next up, you need to scroll down a little bit and click on the switch next to Night Shift to activate the mode on your Mac
Steps to schedule Night Shift on your Mac
Step one: First off, you need to open System Preferences on your Mac. After that, you have to click on the Display then select the Night Shift tab
Step two: Click the drop-down arrow next to Schedule and choose your option.
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