No Night Shift on Mac mini 2012

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  1. fricotin macrumors regular

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    Just updated to 10.12.4 and can't see the option in the display preferences, is it only on laptops ?
     
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  3. fricotin thread starter macrumors regular

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    There is no Night Shift tab in System Preferences Display. I think you need an Apple or LG monitor.
     
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    I have a 2012 Mini with a Dell S2340 monitor, and it has a tab for Night Shift on Display preferences. I don't know why, as the Dell is not on the list of required displays.
     
  5. fricotin thread starter macrumors regular

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    I use a 15" LCD TV that may be why.
     
  6. Zobrien macrumors member

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    yeah, I wonder if it has to do with using a TV. My Mac Pro isn't showing it either despite the update.
     
  7. marius_3d macrumors newbie

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    it says that it is not suported on projector and TV's
     
  8. Gudi macrumors 68020

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    Mac mini (Late 2012) and one of the following four displays:
    • Apple LED Cinema Display
    • Apple Thunderbolt Display
    • LG UltraFine 5K Display
    • LG UltraFine 4K Display
     
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    Hm, I use a 23" Acer H236HL Display with my 2014 Mac mini and I have Night Shift working.
     
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    It also shows available with my late 2012 and Viewsonic VX2270 monitor.

    Edit: Just tested it by sliding the color temperature and checking on/off. And it does work. Curious that Apple says it has to be one of the four listed displays.
     
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    Works here too.. Im using a cheapo Samsung 23" Monitor (On a 2012 i7 Mini)

    That said, Nightshift is total crap and I turned it off. It just makes my monitor look old and faded.
     
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    I confirmed that Nightshift is working on my Mac mini. The monitor I am using for it is an old Dell U2312HM.

    I agree with the poster above. I don't like the feature either and have it disabled on all of my machines.
     
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    Working on my 2012 i7 running through a Dell U2412M, I doubt I'll use it if I'm honest.
     
  15. fricotin thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is not working with my 15" LCD TV (no tab) but works when connected to my 15" HP USB monitor.
     
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  17. dogslobber macrumors 68020

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    Works with my Dells LCDs here. I love Night Shift.
     
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    It works very well here. late 2012, macOS Sierra v.10.12.5 beta, BenQ V2400Eco
     
  19. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    I can also say that my 2012 mini, night shift works with a Dell S2340. And, I can say I like how it works.
     
  20. blaichch macrumors member

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    Can you give as a Screenshot from your Display System Settings?
    Screen Shot 2017-04-09 at 11.33.16.png
    I think it detects you display as a TV, so this tab should look a little bit different. Since it might treat you display as a TV you need to force it to think it is a monitor and not a TV. This blog might help with that: http://www.mathewinkson.com/2013/03...ix-the-picture-quality-of-an-external-monitor

    Edit: Night Shift works fine on my two Samsung displays. So there should be a way to fix it.
     
  21. cobracnvt macrumors member

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    Night shift also works on my Mac Mini 2012, using a 15 year old Dell LCD monitor.
     

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