Here is how you can get Night Shift on your older Mac using f.lux

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Night Shift was added to MacOS 10.12.4 with the capability of warming your screen’s color after sunset and before sunrise. Nonetheless, some older devices like MacBooks older than early 2015 are not lucky enough to get this feature


f.lux is known as an app that can adjust the Night Shift-style brightness and adjust temperature based on on the time of day. For a long period of time, f.lux has been regarded as a great app for Mac and provokes the release of Night Shift. One of the coolest parts of f.lux is that it works with f.lux. If you are looking for a Night Shift-like app, you cannot neglect f.lux. Here are steps to download and adjust f.lux on your Mac.

How to download and install f.lux on your Mac

Step 1: Make sure that you have downloaded the app . You can get the app from here

Step 2: Next up, you need to open your Downloads folder

Step 3: To unzip it, you have to double-click, then you double-click again the F.lux to open

Step 4: When asked if you are sure you want to open “Flux”, click open

Step 5: Then, you need to click Move to Applications Folder and it will automatically move to its suitable location.

Step 6: Finally, you simply need to click Allow when you are requested to use your current location. You should do it since the app switches brightness and color based on the time in your area.

How to adjust the color changes in f.lux on Mac

By default, f.lux offers a default color range  for Sunrise, Daytime, Sunset, and Bedtime. In the beginning, the default colors for Sunset and Bedtime can make you a bit annoying. However, the effect can be customized to your liking. Also, you are able to preset the effects for “Working Late”. It means that your screen will be bright for 14 hours and then skip right to the Bedtime settings.

Step 1: First of all, you need to click the f.lux icon situated at the upper right of your Mac’s screen ( it looks like a circle with a squiggly line through it)

Step 2: Then, you select Preferences

Step 3: After that, you need to to click custom colors

Step 4: If you wish to choose Daytime, you can have the color effects slider dragged to the left to adjust the brightness and hue of your screen

Step 5: If you want to choose Sunset, you can also drag the color effects slider to the left or right to change the brightness and hue of your screen.

Step 6: In case you prefer Bedtime, you can repeat the step 5

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