iPad Pro – How to Make Night Shift Behave More Like True Tone

Do note that the 9.7-inch iPad Pro has an auto-adjusting True Tone display. However, there are a few tweaks that you can make so that you can mimic this effect on any Apple device carrying the iOS 9.3 software, with the assistance of Night Shift.

iPad Pro – How to Make Night Shift Behave More Like True Tone

The True Tone Feature of the 9.7-Inch iPad Pro Can be Mimicked With Any Apple Device Carrying iOS 9.3 With the Help of Night Shift

There are a bunch of features on the 9.7-inch iPad Pro that makes it cooler than its 12.9-inch counterpart, and one of those is the True Tone functionality. While the feature is indeed very cool, you don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars more to get the Apple tablet just to enjoy it. If you have an Apple device that has iOS 9.3, then chances are you also have Night Shift. If so, then you can recreate the True Tone feature.

But first, what is the iPad Pro’s True Tone Feature? What it does it the tablet will attempt to match the color cast of its display to that of the ambient light of the room where you and the tablet is in. It should be noted that every iOS device has ambient light sensors, but they behave differently than that of the Pro’s. For every other Apple iOS device, the light sensors are used to drive the Auto Brightness feature.

For example, if your room is lit by a cool fluorescent lighting, then the iPad’s display will stay closer towards the blue end of the spectrum. When you move into a room with an incandescent bulb, then it will automatically adjust to the yellow side of the color spectrum.

So how can Night Shift replicate the True Tone functionality? Well, you should know first that Night Shift will reduce the amount of blue in your display at night. You can set a schedule, and based on that, it will shift towards the yellow end of the spectrum from after sundown until the next morning. Apple claims it is because blue light can affect your internal clock as it can make it tougher to fall asleep.

So what’s the difference between the True Tone feature of the iPad Pro to the Night Shift functionality of other Apple devices? The former doesn’t let users adjust the color temperatures whereas the latter is adjustable. So it Night Shift better? Well, not really since the effect is not driven by sensors meaning you would have to manually tweak it yourself to get the effect you want.


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