Dark/light mode on lock screen...

currrr

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I have the same. Not sure if it's only with certain music apps. I use a Chinese music app call QQMusic. What do you use?
 

bleak7

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It's just a guess based on what I see, but, both the music lock screen notification (because it's not really a widget on the main screen) and the Do not disturb notification have dark background. The only thing they have in common is that they are persistent in one way or another. So I'm assuming the dark background is for persistent (system?) notifications?
 

mpavilion

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Ah, maybe yeah - good call.

...though I just tested with a Reminder (which is just as "persistent" as the DND notification; it sits there unless you dismiss it), and that's white/clear/whatever.
 

bleak7

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Ah, maybe yeah - good call.

...though I just tested with a Reminder (which is just as "persistent" as the DND notification; it sits there unless you dismiss it), and that's white/clear/whatever.
I don’t use reminders and don’t have it installed, but that’s where inconsistent design comes in place. Maybe someone at Apple considered the reminder a more important persistent notification, so... dark is for persistent, not so important notification types?
 

mpavilion

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That makes sense. (Of course, widgets themselves -- on the widget screen -- are "persistent" and "low-priority," yet they're light. More inconsistency, I guess.)

I don't mind the DND alert being dark, but I wish the media player were light again.
 

bleak7

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Chalk it up to the “should have been a user option” with some other things that are just terribly designed.
 
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Ebok

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i prefer the dark notifications (like when you put on DND). i wish they were all this way.
 
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