Night Shift - Will it fix a already yellow hued screen?

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by imtom, Jan 13, 2016.


Will it fix the dreaded yellow screens?

  1. Yes

    1 vote(s)
  2. No

    31 vote(s)
  1. imtom macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    As the title says, will the night shift allow you to colour correct the screen to your liking? I found that my iPad Air has a yellow hue to it already, so it would look disastrous to make it even more warmer.
    I often found myself JB the device and using colour profiles app to correct it, so was wondering if night shift is apples fix for the dreaded yellow screen?
    I've seen videos demonstrating the device getting warmer, but I've not seen results that could turn the device cooler, and fix a already yellow hued screen. Or does 9.3 completely recalibrate the screen to more blue, that will fix the yellow hue without having to slide the nightshirt mode to cooler?
  2. Poontaco macrumors regular

    Feb 2, 2014
    Unless they change the way it works in future Beta's, it definitely only works in one direction. You can NOT make your screen bluer than default.
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Unfortunately not. When you turn Nightshift on, it reduced the blue point. You can then change the hue to your liking, but it does not make the overall screen cooler. I turned it on and shifted it all the way to blue, but it was still more "yellow" than with it just off.

    I was really optimistic when I saw the screenshots, but nope, doesn't help change the overall tint.

    My iPhone is a tad too yellow for my taste, and my iPad Air 2 is a tad too blue for my taste, was hoping I can make both of them the same color temp and get a nice middle ground.
  4. imtom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    Thanks, it's a shame they don't offer it yet. I imagine countless trips to the Genius Bar would be saved if they offered it.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 13, 2016 ---
    That's what I've been hoping for, hopefully in future betas they allow it!
  5. Goatllama macrumors 6502a


    Jun 24, 2015
    Mountaintop Lair
    Maybe the yellow/blue screens before 9.3 are a result of Night Shift being accidentally released too soon? :eek:
  6. thatJohann macrumors 65816


    Jul 5, 2013
  7. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    Based on screenshots of the available options it seemed like the slider can go either way.
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5


    Nov 20, 2008
    Ventura County
    Yes, and that was why I was so hopeful. But in order to activate the slider you have to turn on "reduce blue point" which automatically makes the screen warmer. But as you try to adjust that warmer screen all the way to the cool side, it is still slightly warmer than with "reduce blue point" completely off.
  9. dan9700 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2015
    this has really upset me as when i saw you can make it bluer and better whites it was like a dream come true but why would i wanna make my screen any more yellower how hard is it for them to make u change screen temp it annoys me so much 4 ipads and all yellow and every apple store has pure white screen why is that so???
  10. ajiuo macrumors 65816

    Apr 9, 2011
    It should also be noted that the option is not actually called night shift... It's called blue light reduction.... The word night shift was used in the release notes... However it's not called that in the settings
  11. jtwlbz macrumors 6502a

    Dec 23, 2014
    From my experiece, if you screen is too yellow by default i would replace device or display cause i had several 6s+ only one unit had too yellow display.
  12. RichardF macrumors 6502a


    Oct 27, 2006
    New York City
    Man, I can't stand it. I *hate* the yellow hue I get from screens in Apple devices.

    I just return and buy a new device until I get a screen that is to my liking.
    I went through 6 iPhone 6 until I found a couple I liked.

    And I make sure I state the reason for the return. I hope they wake up, I have seen this being an issue over the last years in virtually all of the Apple product line-up, except for the Apple Watch.
  13. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    You're upset that a feature designed to make it easier on your eyes to read at night isn't fixing a display problem you have with your device? o_O
  14. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Leave it to some to once a long time wanted feature (f.lux built into iOS) is finally added to find ways to complain about it.
  15. imtom thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 8, 2014
    Well here's hoping that in future betas the slider works both ways. I found that when using colour profiles on JB to a cooler display, I could have the screen slightly dimmer during the day, thus saving on the battery.
    I know it's possible as I've seen it in action. Was setting sisters iPad Air up when they first arrived and under wallpaper a slider showed similar to the cooler - warmer in the night shift section. After setting it to the cooler side it disappeared. She has what I think is a perfect screen for white balance and viewing images.
    Ive never seen it since, until the 9.3 beta.
    So it is possible and I just don't get what they don't do it.
  16. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    But come on, it doesn't make pancakes! ;)
  17. 8692574 Suspended


    Mar 18, 2006
    You can't make an iPhone cooler than it already is ;)
  18. Aston441 macrumors 65816

    Sep 16, 2014
    When and if they go to OLED it will have to be able to go to more blue, to compensate for the sickly dim yellow that all OLED screens eventually become.

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