If you’re a frequent user of Apple’s ‘Night Shift’ feature, you may have noticed a troubling change in iOS 11.
While the update brought about a much-needed change to your phone’s Control Center — it’s customisable now! — it also eliminated a dedicated button for Night Shift, the feature that gives your screen a warmer tone to make it easier to look at in the dark.
Of course, Night Shift was always accessible in your phone’s settings under “Display & Brightness,” and it’s still there. But having a button in the Control Center meant you could turn the feature on with one click.
Here’s what the Night Shift button used to look like:
With the redesigned Control Center, that button is gone. And if you go into your settings to try to add it again, you won’t see it listed as an option.
Here’s what the new Control Center looks like, sans Night Shift (and don’t be fooled by that little crescent moon button — that’s to turn on “do not disturb”):
So how do you quickly turn on Night Shift now? It actually involves the screen brightness button (the vertically-oriented one next to the volume slider).
By pressing and holding that button, you’ll be taken to another screen. There, you’ll see a button at the bottom of the screen that says “Night Shift.” Pressing it turns the button orange, which means Night Shift is enabled.
Here’s the feature in action: