Accompanying the launch of iOS 10.3, Apple has pushed macOS 10.12.4 to the public. Though a minor update, macOS 10.12.4 brings the long-awaited Night Shift mode to the Mac users.
Night Shift on macOS 10.12.4 does the same as it does on iOS. The feature reduces blue light after the sunset to provide us with a beautiful sleeping pattern because, according to many studies, exposure to bright-blue light in the evening can make it harder to fall asleep. Night Shift can be activated through Display in System Preferences, and can be configured to work at custom times as well, rather than at sunset. Depends on you, actually.
Night Shift adjusts the color of your display after sunset. Many studies show that exposure to bright-blue light in the evening can affect your circadian rhythms and make it harder to fall asleep. After sunset, Night Shift will shift your display colors to the warmer end of the spectrum, making the display easier on your eyes. In the morning, your display returns to its regular settings.
If you ever used F.lux, then you will enjoy macOS Sierra 10.12.4 with Night Shift. It’s exactly the same, but with native control this time. Aside from Night Shift, there’s also improvements to Siri, Dictation, and PDFKit APIs. macOS Sierra 10.12.4 is now available via Mac App Store for free.