Dark mode?

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  1. jquest68 macrumors member

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    I thought that there would be a dark mode option. I'm on 10.0.1 GM for a week and thought that todays update would have the dark mode option. Plus, why didn't this new update have a new list of choices of wallpaper? There is only one new wallpaper. It would've been nice but still enjoying this look on my phone.
     
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  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As nice as it would be, no such thing was ever promised or even really mentioned by Apple in regards to iOS, nor has it made an appearance in any beta or final version of iOS.
     
  4. Breezygirl macrumors 6502a

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    Apple doesn't believe in any type of personal customization, their way only. Can't even change SMS bubble colors after 8 years.
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The bubble colors have meaning that is essentially part of the Apple ecosystem, which is why customization of those wouldn't really make sense from Apple's side of things. Aside form that, there are some options provided here and there, but there are certainly some more that could be offered, and even that it would be far from everything or close to it.
     
  6. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Dark mode may be a strong possibility in the future, but for now, it remains with Apple TV.
     
  7. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Sadly so and my eyes will be worse off for the continued brightness of iOS.
     
  8. Rodan52 macrumors regular

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    I'm not sure you have the name right. Dark Mode is a desktop menu appearance option of OSX 10.11. I you are talking about Night Shift for iOS we have had that since iOS 9.3 in the Display and Brightness settings. Dark Mode was never predicted for iOS 10.
     
  9. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Well, actually it was predicted by many, and there was even some code found in the early betas about it, but Apple never announced or implemented it.

    Would be nice to have, but apparently not as easy to implement as it sounds.
     
  10. Rodan52 macrumors regular

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    You mentioned saving your eyes and I fully understand that so why not make use of night shift?
    Perhapes I don't understand what dark mode was to be. Have you tried the "Invert Colours" option in Accessibility preferences? image.png
     
  11. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    It wasn't actually me who made the comment about eyes. I was merely responding that people who wanted Dark Mode were not actually out in left field (as would someone who was expecting "Holographic Rendering" would be!).

    I do agree that Night Shift does help, but not completely. Its still a shock to wake up, unlock the phone and have a slightly off white page glaring at you. I think Apple agrees (case in point, Dark Mode in iBooks), but just hasn't implemented system wide (yet). Your suggestion about inverting is also a good one (setting can be found in Accessibility settings). That can be jarring for its own reasons (think looking at everything like its a photographic negative!).
     
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    Might be a future update. I've been on the Public Beta since July and could never find the option. We thought it might be a hidden "Easter Egg" somewhere deep in the iOS, but no one found it.
     
  13. jquest68 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks everyone for awesome responses. It would be great to have that dark UI but I under that apple doesnt want customizations.
     
  14. white4s macrumors 65816

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    hence why we jailbreak, factory ios is just plain & boring.
     
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    This. Blue means iMessages and green means SMS/MMS messages. We'll never be able to change the colours, get over it.
     
  17. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    Why did you think there would be a dark mode option? Apple has never said anything about a dark mode and there has been no real indication of it... So I'm not sure why you would expect it.
     
  18. white4s macrumors 65816

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    we will as soon as the jailbreak comes out. message customizer is the tweak i believe

    probably because the clock app is now dark? I was confused myself when I first opened it after the update.
     
  19. geoff5093 macrumors 68020

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    Dark mode meaning all the white and light grays turn to black and dark grays. Night shift just makes everything yellow and looks awful, dark mode is something people can use all day long and changes the UI from a bunch of whites to a bunch of dark grays.
     
  20. jquest68 thread starter macrumors member

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    I know now the reason, thanks guys for the heads up. I thought because of this picture that we were expecting an option but now I know its not true.
     

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  21. gwhizkids macrumors 68040

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    Obviously, that picture represents what we'd like to see, but yeah. I think the fact that that picture was chosen as a mockup, and the real world case of iBooks, highlights, to some extent, the issue: it will work with text, but dealing with images and other colored objects is probably the problem. If a photo, say, has a lot of white or white-tending colors, do you keep them the way they are or do you swap them out for their inverse? The latter would probably look very odd. If not the inverse, how would colors be chosen? No matter what, you'd end up with a very unpleasant effect on image heavy sources. Would people even use it then?
     
  22. jonobin macrumors 6502

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    I hope they implement it before we see iOS 11 (maybe with some 10.x update like they've done with night shift)
     
  23. KeanosMagicHat macrumors 65816

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    Apple always talk about the visual consistency of iOS and yet the new Clock app is presented in permanent Dark Mode !!!!!

    It's so frustrating that I'm prevented from having this system wide.
     

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