No Night Shift on Mac mini 2012

kaibob

macrumors regular
Jun 21, 2010
236
65
Prescott, Arizona
Just updated to 10.12.4 and can't see the option in the display preferences, is it only on laptops ?
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.
 
Last edited:

Richard8655

macrumors 65816
Mar 11, 2009
1,243
605
Chicago
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.
 
Last edited:

Luap

macrumors 65816
Jul 5, 2004
1,213
558
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.
 

EnderBeta

macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2016
561
519
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.
 

DeltaMac

macrumors G4
Jul 30, 2003
10,338
2,736
Delaware
I can also say that my 2012 mini, night shift works with a Dell S2340. And, I can say I like how it works.
 

blaichch

macrumors member
Jul 26, 2014
93
152
Augsburg, Germany
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.
 

cobracnvt

macrumors 6502
Apr 6, 2017
276
116
Night shift also works on my Mac Mini 2012, using a 15 year old Dell LCD monitor.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.