iOS 9.3 beta: Night Shift mode
iOS 9.3 Night Shift Mode: Full list of compatible iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices revealedApple

iOS 9.3 beta 1 has been a significant update to iOS platform with numerous appealing features added to it. The Night Shift mode is one such remarkable feature that elevates the user experience to a whole new level by shifting the colours of the Retina display to the warmer end of the spectrum based on ambient sunlight, weather and time of the day.

Although the general consensus in the iOS community suggests that any iOS device capable of running iOS 9 will support the Night Shift mode, it is ascertained that the functionality is limited by older hardware like 32-bit CPU-powered devices, according to Redmond Pie.

Here is the complete list of devices that support iOS 9.3 Night Shift Mode:

  • Sixth-generation iPod touch
  • iPhone 5s
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 6s
  • iPhone 6s Plus
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini 2
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad Pro

What does this mean for users of older iOS devices?

Owners of iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4s and iPod Touch 5G will not be able to use the new Night Shift mode feature once it comes out. Besides, users of the original iPad mini as well as iPad 2, 3, and 4 will also be excluded from using this feature, as Apple deems their hardware to be incapable of delivering good performance while handling this feature.

The Night Shift mode seems to be immensely inspired by the popular jailbreak app f.lux, which mirrors the same functionality as the former. The catch here is that the jailbreak app alters the system files in iOS and changes the way Apple software behaves and thereby creating security constraints. Consequently, Apple has decided to substitute f.lux with a native feature built into iOS.