How to Switch Night Shift in MacOS

Similar to the smartphone, the device screen Mac also fluoresces blue in order to use you can view the screen under bright sunlight. But when night falls, the light is actually confuses your brain.

The reason, the light mimics sunlight. As a result, the brain does not produce melatonin, a hormone that gives a signal to the body 'bedtime'.

Therefore, light can also harm a Mac screen sleep cycle. If these conditions persist, then it has the potential to cause health problems. Realizing that, Apple then took Night Shift to MacOS


Yes, as in iOS, Apple brings the features of Night Shift on MacOS. If still confused how activate, try to see the steps below.

To use this feature in Mac device is actually quite easy, but it needs to do a number of settings. Previously, make sure the devices are used to support the Night Shift. As these devices are:

  • MacBook (Early 2015 or most recent)

  • MacBook Air (Mid 2012 or most recent)

  • MacBook Pro (Mid 2012 or most recent)

  • Mac mini (Late 2012 or most recent)

  • iMac (Late 2012 or most recent)

  • Mac Pro (late 2013 most new or)

  • Apple LED Cinema Display

  • Apple Thunderbolt Display

  • LG ultrafine 5K Display
  • LG ultrafine 4K Display 
Next, let's start setting.
1. Perform updates MacOS 10.12.4
2. Click the Apple icon in the menu bar, then select System Preferences
3. Select Display
4. There will be three tabs menu, namely Display, Color and Night Shift. Select Night Shift
5. In the Schedule section, select the option Sunset to Sunrise or Custom.
If you choose Sunset to Sunrise, Night Shift feature will automatically turn to follow the sunset and sunrise time users. If you select Custom, users simply set the desired hour.
Users also possible to set the temperature. By default, the color temperature is in the middle, we simply shift the right or left as per convenience.
Furthermore, if you want to activate or deactivate Night Shift manually, can be done from the Notification Center. The trick, click the Notification icon in the top right corner of the menu bar. Then turn the switch on and off at the Night Shift.
Another easy way is to use Siri. Press the Siri icon in the menu bar or dock, and then say 'Turn on Night Shift' or 'Turn off Night Shift'.