If, like us, flicking through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram is the last thing you do at night, then you might want to think about getting the latest iOS update.
Yep, according to recent studies, the bright blue light from our phones could actually be interrupting our sleep cycle as we find it harder to fall asleep.
This is where Apple comes in. As part of the iOS 9.3 update, Apple phones now come with a ‘Night Shift’ mode, whereby your device can detect when the sun sets according to the time zone you have fixed your phone to.
When this is happening, your phone will activate ‘Night Shift’ mode, in which only the colours at the ‘warmer end of the spectrum’ will be used on your phone display.
In short, your screens will appear a lot less brighter and should help reduce eye strain as well as making it easier for us to fall asleep. And when you wake up? Your phone will restore itself to full brightness again. It’s as easy as that.
This isn’t the first time an app has been created to help sleeping patterns. F.lux, a hugely popular Windows and Mac app, also automatically changes the brightness of your laptop or computer screen based on the time of day. Since launching, the app has been downloaded more than 15 million times.
As for Apple though, there’s a few extra changes that come with the update. Notes can now be protected with their own password or touch code and organised alphabetically or via the date created or modified. The Health app, meanwhile, comes categorised into sections such as Weight, Workouts and Sleep, under which related apps to download will appear.
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All in all, the new update is about to make your life A LOT easier. Take our word for it.