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Do have True Tone On or Off on your MBA M1 or MBP M1?


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rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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I've had it enabled on the iPad since I got the iPad Pro 9.7 in 2016 so I just enabled it on the MacBook, too. On the iPad, it does help with not disrupting my sleep.

Honestly though, probably less useful on the Mac since I don't use that to read ebooks at night like I do on iPads.
 

cupcakes2000

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I've had it enabled on the iPad since I got the iPad Pro 9.7 in 2016 so I just enabled it on the MacBook, too. On the iPad, it does help with not disrupting my sleep.

Honestly though, probably less useful on the Mac since I don't use that to read ebooks at night like I do on iPads.


You may be referring to night shift rather than True Tone...?
 
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adrianlondon

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Nov 28, 2013
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As soon as it became available on my devices (macbook and phone) I enabled Truetone and disabled Nightshift.

Truetone reacts to ambient light colour which works much better for me, rather than nightshift's "it's 10pm, let's go yellow!".

I voted, although I don't have an M1 laptop. Not sure why that's relevant, as it works the same way on the Intel ones.
 

lemonkid

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Dec 23, 2015
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On AND off

Depending on the mood, the time of day and on what I am doing. Editing a photo gives a better result with no True Tone (or Nightshift)

But I have a troublesome relationship with both of them. Sometimes my eyes feel relieved when switching it off, sometimes when switching it on. Maybe it depends on the amount of carrots I ate..

But a nice scientific view on the amount and color of light and interference with sleep I read on the BBC website some time ago. It stated that the color is less important than the amount of light. They even found a tendency to improved sleep with blue light at a very low intensity compared to light with colors shifted to the red with very low intensity.
So that will be not the last word.....:)
But that's about Night Shift. I know.
 

Argon_

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Nov 18, 2020
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I usually leave both True Tone and Night shift on full time. The latter reduces eye fatigue in my experience.
 

rui no onna

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You may be referring to night shift rather than True Tone...?

In my experience and environment, True Tone gives the display a warmer tone more often than not.

With Night Shift set to around 25%, iPads with True Tone look warmer/more yellowish than iPads without. I prefer True Tone + Night Shift @25% versus plain Night Shift @50%.
 
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bill-p

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Jul 23, 2011
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On if I'm coding/reading.
Off if I'm editing my photos.

It's perpetually on with my phone and iPad, and my eyes are very thankful.
 
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jdb8167

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Nov 17, 2008
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It's off much of the time since I run with an external monitor with the MBA in clamshell mode. But when I use the internal display, I use True Tone.
 
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Szcziggy

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Nov 4, 2018
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I love TrueTone since it reduces my eye strain. But I am indecisive about Night shift. At the moment I have it turn on at sunset…but sometimes I turn it off out of curiosity and with TrueTone on I think that NightShift seem quite overkill
 

alex00100

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Mar 17, 2011
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It's not very good on external displays and there's no way to disable it per screen or only when multiple screens are used... so it's off for me
 

planteater

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Feb 11, 2020
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I have True Tone off. I also go into accessibility and create a color filter adding a hint of magenta at the first intensity notch. If I were to run True Tone, I'd use it with my magenta filter, which softens the yellow nicely.

I don’t need the display for any type of professional rendering. I’m only interested in what pleases my eyes.

I also use the accessibility filter on my iPhone 13pro max in order to get truer whites. I started doing this after I upgraded from an iPhone 6S plus to the 8S plus, when I discovered that I preferred the color on the 6S and was able to match it with the filter.
 
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Novius89

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Nov 1, 2020
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On when I am randomly browsing or doing casual stuff. When I am making assignments for my study till late in the evening I put it off. Same as night shift.

I don't want to have a warm and mellow screen and feeling, cold an hard is what I need then. Although I have my brightness on half or sometimes lower in the night.
 

NdTonks

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Oct 25, 2021
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The yellow tint of true tone is not at all visually appealing. Off as well as night shift.
 
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