How to Enable or Disable Night Shift Mode in macOS 10.12.4

macOS Sierra 10.12.4 with the new Night Shift mode is now available for download from your Mac App Store.

I love everything that Apple has been doing with their macOS Sierra. Features that you will only see on an iOS device get brought over to the Mac. If you upgraded to the newest macOS version, you will get a chance to use Siri, a smart assistant that Apple introduced back in iOS 5.

Another great feature that recently got brought over to the Mac is called Night Shift.

In iOS 9.3, Apple released this feature to their iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad so that users could be able to rest easy even if they stay up late texting or using any functionality of their iOS device. I know a lot of people who like to go to sleep right after they put down their laptop and so it’s great to have Night Shift on your Mac computer.

Currently, the Night Shift mode is only available to developers who upgraded to macOS 10.12.4 Beta. If you managed to get the update early, here’s how to turn the feature on.

How to Enable or Disable Night Shift Mode in macOS 10.12.4 1

Enable Night Shift Mode on Mac in macOS

  1. Open the System Preferences app
  2. Go to Display and click on Night Shift
  3. To turn Night Shift on, click on the drop down menu next to Schedule
  4. Select Custom or Sunrise to Sunset

The good thing about activating the Night Shift mode is that it gives users flexibility as to how they want it to be enabled. When you choose Custom, it will let you pick a beginning time (From) to end time (To). Between those selected time, Night Shift will activate on your Mac.

If you choose Sunrise to Sunset, macOS will automatically adapt to your time zone (based on location) and turn on Night Shift. Furthermore, when this feature is turned on, you will be able to adjust the color temperature using a slider.

How to Enable or Disable Night Shift Mode in macOS 10.12.4 2

Disable Night Shift Mode in macOS

Turning the Night Shift feature off is as easy as turning it on. All you have to do is go back to your System Preferences > Click on Display > and select Off. An alternative way of doing it would be using the slider next to Color Temperature and slide it all the way to the left (Less Warm). Once it hit the end, you should see the standard color coming back up.

Watch the Hands-On video from MacRumors below.

Night Shift Mode vs. F.lux?

I always prefer having less additional apps on my laptop. With that being said, if there is a feature that becomes built-in then I would get rid of the third-party app that provides that same functionality. In this case, removing f.lux and use Night Shift instead.

After all, they both works very similarly so why not leave that storage for something else.

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