No Night Shift for IPad 2

Discussion in 'iPad' started by rluvbeach, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. rluvbeach macrumors member

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    Just downloaded 9.3 and saw there is No night shift setting on my old IPad 2.

    Thanks Apple
     
  2. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    You probably should be grateful that your 5 year old iPad is still getting the latest software updates.
     
  3. bufffilm, Mar 21, 2016
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    bufffilm macrumors 601

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    The joke's on you if you expected it to.

    Sorry, I'm not going to fault Apple with this one. (And I'm an iPad 2 owner as well.)
     
  4. TheLondonFella Suspended

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    I believe it's Air 2 & above.

    I have it on my iPhone 6, but not iPad 4.

    It's ridiculous, anyway.
     
  5. Tmelon macrumors 6502a

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    How many other 5 year old tablets are even receiving updates at this point?

    The original iPad Air has it as well.
     
  6. rluvbeach thread starter macrumors member

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  7. TheLondonFella Suspended

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    But how many other
    Where did I complain?

    Or was you referring to the OP?

    By the way, I concur ... Night Shift is beyond a silly gimmick.

    It's pathetic.
     
  8. joeblow7777 macrumors 601

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    Well, when you called me a sucker for suggesting that the OP should be happy that the iPad 2 still gets updates at all, I took that as a defence of his complaint.
     
  9. TheLondonFella Suspended

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    Ok, mate.

    I'm too tired to argue.

    Night Shift has knocked me right out ...
     
  10. iregret macrumors 6502

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    It's due to the processor. Of course the only logical thing to do is complain and throw that iPad out the window while traveling 73mph in front of a grade school.

    Thanks Apple.
     
  11. crescentmoon52 macrumors newbie

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    Take a flying leap....
     
  12. baypharm macrumors 65816

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    According to Apple:
    1. Night Shift is available on iPhone 5s or later, iPad Pro, iPad Air or later, iPad mini 2 or later, and iPod touch (6th generation).
     
  13. Rok73 macrumors 65816

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    It is a available on every iDevice with a 64-bit soc, starting with the A7.
     
  14. chukronos macrumors 6502

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    Weren't apple the ones that removed the app from the app store that allowed that function?
     
  15. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    F.lux is in Cydia still (which Apple doesn't control), no idea if something similar in App store ever existed for stock iOS.
    --- Post Merged, Mar 24, 2016 ---
    Why are you mad at me? I'm just the messenger, dude...
     
  16. raja777m macrumors newbie

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    Older devices don't have the supported sensor to adjust the color temperature.
    iPhone 5, 5c, 5th-generation iPod touch, iPad mini, iPad 2, iPad 3 and iPad 4 are the ones without that sensor.
     
  17. haruhiko macrumors 68040

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    There is no sensor required for the night shift feature. It is the CPU.
     
  18. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    Just speaking as someone who has this available on several devices, you're not missing anything. I tried it a few times and found it more annoying than just leaving the screen as is.
     
  19. TrueBlou macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I'm inclined to agree with you there, I just don't like the colour. Blue light be damned, it's not as if I've had trouble sleeping these past goodness knows how many years of staring at LCD screens. I'm sure I'll survive :D

    On topic: as has been, quite correctly mentioned, for Night Shift to work your device needs a 64bit A series processor. So iPhone 5s, iPad Air and Mini 2 or newer are needed.
     
  20. bufffilm macrumors 601

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    Why does nightshift a require certain cpu class?

    F.lux has been offered way before 64bit CPUs hit the iPhone and iPad lines. AFAIK nightshift could have been possible on the ipad2...Apple just decided not to. (If I'm wrong, please say so.)

    So I suppose I'm reversing my stance some...slight bummer that it isn't supported, but not a game changer that it isn't.
     
  21. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    I just went to enable Night Shade on my iphone but find it's NOT supported. I find this outrageous that my phone supports the OS but doesn't support something as simple as Night Shade? Come on Apple, stop messing us about!
     
  22. Peter K. macrumors 6502a

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    Exhumation of dead threads is occurring at an epidemic rate lately. At least this one is less than a year old.
     

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