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iOS Night Shift: how to sleep better after using your iPhone | Digital Trends Spanish


Try as we might, some of us just can’t put our iPhone down close to bedtime. There’s always one more email to check, another round of Mahjong, a breaking news story (which will cost us sleep no matter what), or one last look at Twitter. But whatever your nighttime weakness, harmful blue light will be on hand to prevent a good night’s sleep: how can you avoid it? iOS Night Shift is the answer.

What is blue light? Light is made up of electromagnetic particles that travel in waves that vary in length and intensity. The shorter the wavelength, the higher the energy. The wavelengths of this type of light are shorter and produce more energy than other waves because they fall on the extreme end of the visible electromagnetic spectrum, the light that humans can see.

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Over time, exposure to the blue end of the light spectrum can cause long-term damage to the eyes and short-term disruption of sleep patterns. Studies indicate that exposure to a lot of blue light from our electronic devices can make it difficult to fall asleep at night.

How to use Night Shift

The Night Shift function limits the amount of blue light automatically at the time you specify in the settings. This feature changes the color of your iPhone’s screen, giving it a more pleasing warm tone.

Step 1: From Settings, go to screen and brightness.

Step 2: Activate Night Shift.

iPhone Night Shift panel.

Step 3: choose between programmed activation with the option By Schedule or manually using Activate until tomorrow.

iPhone Night Shift Options.

Step 4: Set the slider color temperature somewhere between less warm and Warmers to adapt it to your preferences.

iPhone Night Shift pitch slider.

step 5: adjust the schedule by choosing By schedule and later From dusk to dawn in Automate schedule, or in Customize schedule choose the specific hours you prefer.

iPhone Night Shift timer options.

Eliminate blue light with the red color filter

While your iPhone’s Night Shift feature limits blue light emissions to reduce eye strain, you may want to do more to improve your sleep. Try the red color filter to remove even more blue light than Night Shift.

Step 1: From the Settings menu, go to Accessibility.

iPhone accessibility setting.

Step 2: go to Display and text size.

iPhone text and screen accessibility setting.

Step 3: tap on color filters and activate it.

iPhone color accessibility setting.

Step 4: Tap Color Filters.

iPhone accessibility color tint setting.

step 5: Change the intensity bar to the maximum.

iPhone color filters intensity bar.

Create a shortcut for the red color filter

If you’re impressed with how red color mode filters out blue light, and if it’s had a positive effect on your sleep cycle, there’s a way to make it easier to access quickly: create a shortcut to activate it. at will Next, we explain how to do it.

Step 1: From the Settings menu, scroll to Accessibility.

Adjusting the accessibility of the iPhone.

Step 2: choose quick function (Guided Access).

Accessibility shortcut settings.

Step 3: Tap Color filters. A triple press of the side button can turn the feature on or off instantly.

iPhone accessibility color setting.

Night Shift is easy to set up for daily use, while the red color mode will help you almost completely eliminate blue light from your screen. Even more effective is the use of the best blue filter glasses; take a look at our list of recommended models.

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