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How to Turn On Night Shift in iOS 11 via Control Center

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iOS 11 came with a completely redesigned Control Center, allowing for custom toggles. But the new layout also hides one of the most commonly used buttons in iOS 10: Night Shift.

According to Apple, “Night Shift uses the clock and geolocation of your iOS device to determine when it’s sunset in your location. Then it automatically shifts the colors of your display to warmer colors. In the morning, it returns the display to its regular settings.”

The feature is only available on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad (5th generation), iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and iPod touch (6th generation).

In iOS 10, it was available on supported device right when you swiped up to Control Center. But in iOS 11 it’s hidden from plain view. In order to enable Night Shift, first bring up Control Center, then firmly press on the Brightness control icon below:

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After you Force Touch or firm press, you’ll be able to see the option along the bottom (make sure you enable Night Shift in Settings > Display & Brightness > Night Shift):

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Check out the video below to see it in action:

I’ve had friends and family ask about where this toggle went to in iOS 11, so this post surely will help some people out there trying to figure out the same.

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  • Carlos

    Thanks! I’ve been looking for that. Also, on the iPad Pro with True Tone, a long touch shows both Night Shift and True Tone. Presumably, force touching would bring on the same on iPhone 8 and X.

  • Yeah it’s not something you think of but once you realize you wonder why you never tried! Lol

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