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    This New iPhone Feature Will Help You Sleep Better

    Buh-bye, blue light.

    If a phone screen is the last thing you look at before going to bed, you may be ruining your sleep.

    Screens emit bright blue light, which can suppress the production of a sleep-inducing hormone called melatonin.

    Without melatonin to make you drowsy, you might be staying up too late. In the morning, you'll feel tired without a full night's rest.

    There's a blue light–reducing app for computers called F.lux and an Android app called Twilight, but nothing available for iPhones*...until today.

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    *without jailbreaking them

    At a media event on Monday, Apple announced the public release of iOS 9.3, which includes a new feature called "Night Shift" that will reduce your iPhone's blue light when it gets dark.

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    Night Shift is available for iPhone 5S or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and the sixth-generation iPod Touch.

    To get the feature on your iPhone, update to iOS 9.3 by opening Settings app > General > Software Update or connecting your iPhone to your computer and opening iTunes.

    (iTunes is usually faster than an over the air update).

    Then open Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift.

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    Slide to enable "scheduled" Night Shift, which will automatically turn on a warm display when you go to bed.

    You can also tap the From/To arrow to set it to "Sunset and Sunrise."

    The iPhone will automatically enable Night Shift based on sunset/sunrise times in your location.

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    Now your iPhone will look like this when it's dark out.

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    If you select the manual setting, use the toggle to adjust the screen's temperature.

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    Like this!

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    🛏Good night, friends. 🌚

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