Night Shift and Low Power Mode iOS 9.3

There are tons of new features included with yesterday’s release of iOS 9.3, and Night Shift — the new feature that automatically adjusts the screen’s color temperature to reduce blue light — is arguably its best new addition.

Unfortunately, Night Shift is automatically disabled when you enable Low Power Mode on your iPhone. Thanks to a clever workaround, however, it’s possible to use Night Shift in combination with Low Power Mode. In the brief tutorial that follows, we’ll show you how.

How to enable Night Shift while using Low Power Mode

Step 1: Enable Low Power Mode

Step 2: Invoke Siri and say “Enable Night Shift”

Night Shift will then enable even though Low Power Mode is on. Note that you can’t manually enable Night Shift while Low Power Mode is enabled, as its Control Center toggle is greyed out along with its preference panel in Settings → Display & Brightness.

Video walkthrough

Needless to say, it’s a bit inconvenient that enabling Low Power Mode automatically shuts off Night Shift mode, but by using this handy Siri workaround, it’s easy to enjoy both features simultaneously.

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