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8/9/2017 0 Comments
Today we were discussing kids and technology, and the issue of teenage sleep being disrupted by technology. In particular, the discussion was around the impact of screen brightness on sleep.
Melbourne psychologist Tena Davies writes about this in her blog article: Night time technology use and sleep.
A key suggestion Tena makes is to be sure that all iPhones and iPads in your household use a feature called 'Night Shift' at night.
The Night Shift feature changes the colour spectrum of your iPhone's/iPad's screen to a warmer, less blue 'temperature'.
It is not just teenagers who benefit from using this feature.
I had a client recently who told me she had found she could not read at night on her iPad because of the impact the device's light had on her sleep pattern. She would find herself waking up very shortly after falling asleep.
After showing her the Night Shift feature, she was able to once again use her iPad for reading at night - it made all the difference!
Once you have used the Night Shift feature at night, you will be amazed at how bright the screen looks when it is not in Night Shift mode.
Setting up Night Shift on your iPad and iPhone
Night Shift can be set up to turn itself on and off according to a schedule.
This is done in Settings -> Display and Brightness -> Night Shift.
Slide the Scheduled setting to On (green), then set the from and to time that you would like Night Shift to start and end.
You can also adjust the Colour Temperature slider if needed. I just leave mine at the 'maximum warmth' setting. You can see in the image above the difference in the screen lighting.
Night Shift can also be manually turned on and off at any time during the day from the Control Centre (accessed by swiping up from below the bottom of the screen).
5/5/2017 0 Comments
I thought I worth including this handy hint in this week's newsletter, as it is one that comes up so often in classes and appointments at iTandCoffee.
Just how do you stop your iPhone or iPad from going to sleep so quickly? How do you stop the screen going black when you haven't touched if for, say, a minute, and returning to the lock screen.
Additionally, when it goes to sleep, is there a way to stop it from requiring you to enter you passcode to wake it up again.
This is a topic we covered way back in 2013 when we first started this Handy Hint Newsletter (subscribe here if you are not already receiving this free fortnight newsletter).
While the settings for adjusting the locking and requirement for the passcode are still available, they have 'moved' since we recorded that hint.
So, here is the updated 'handy hint' for iTandCoffee Club members, detailing how to adjust your 'autolock' and 'password delay' settings. (Not yet a member of The iTandCoffee Club? Find out more here›)
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