It looks like those insomnia fuelled nights will become a thing of the past for hardcore Mac users. Apple has finally introduced Night Shift for macOS Sierra, but is currently only found in the developer beta version of the operating system. The feature was first introduced with iOS 9.3 back in early 2016.
According to 9to5mac, the Night Shift feature on macOS works almost similarly to that on iOS devices. When enabled, the colour ‘temperature’ of a respective Apple device will be coated with a warm yellow tint, which should reduce the strain on one’s eyes. In theory, the affect of using Night Shift on macOS devices should be more effective compared to iOS, simply because of their significant display size differences.
Based on hands-on experiences by several tech sites, it seems that Night Shift on macOS isn’t hard to use at all. All one has to do to enable Night Shift is by simply navigating to the ‘Today’ section on the notification centre. Once there, users will be greeted with a familiar looking on and off switch for the Night Shift feature – just like the one found in iOS. Interestingly, users are able to set a custom schedule for Night Shift on macOS Sierra too (found in System Preference).
Unfortunately, the Night Shift feature is currently only available on macOS 10.12.4, which is meant solely for developers. That said, it wouldn’t take too long before the feature is made available to public beta testers.