Does iOS 8 have a 'dark mode'?

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  1. BMcCoy macrumors 65816

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    The new OS X 10.10 has a dark mode, which darkens the title bar/tool bar, etc.

    This would be a great function on the iPhone, as ever since the iOS 7 overhaul, everything is so damn white, it would be nice to temper that a little!
     
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    Settings > General > Accessibility > Grayscale On
     
  4. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    When they demoed this for OS X, I was so sure they'd do this for iOS too. It's not something I ever cared for that much but i don't think it's that crazy to think they could introduce this in a later beta or 8.1.
     
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    i wonder if you can set it so if you check your phone at night like while you sleep it will open in greyscale.
     
  6. NovemberWhiskey macrumors 68030

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    Didn't hear/see it during the Keynote, but I did notice that iBooks will get a nightime mode. I wonder if it will be inverted colors.
     
  7. Skika macrumors 68030

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    There already is a night time mode in iBooks this will just be automatic i guess.
     
  8. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    Crossing my fingers that this comes to iOS 8--although doubtful as they didn't announce it during WWDC.

    Well, here's to hoping.
     
  9. K1NGER macrumors newbie

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    This would be a nice feature to throw in on Beta 2
     
  10. Hustler1337 macrumors 68000

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    iOS 8 definitely needs this. The excessive white in the OS is blinding at night, even at the lowest screen brightness.
     
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    It makes zero sense for Apple to add this to Yosemite and not add it to iOS 8. They should definitely add it to iOS 8.
     
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    The reasoning behind adding it to Yosemite was so a user could focus on their work and not be distracted. I don't think anyone does work on a iPhone.
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    They added quick reply to Mavericks as I recall, while it wasn't there in iOS 7 (and didn't get here until the next version a year later essentially).
     
  14. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    Good point. The question is, why did it take them another year to implement a simple feature like that? Couldn't it have made it into 7.1? If dark mode isn't in the final version of 8.0, I hope that it will be a focus for 8.1.
     
  15. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    How about so I can focus on my driving and not get distracted. My phone is my GPS and my music player on the dash.
     
  16. PlatinuM195 macrumors regular

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    I'm assuming because instead of a simple quick reply only for iMessage, they opened it up fully for 3rd party interactive notifications. It looks like for some notifications, a full 3rd party UI can be brought up to handle them rather than just clicking some acknowledgement button.
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Same question that most people had who were curious about it. But we don't really get any answers to questions of that nature. The only thing we can do is hope it will come at some point in the future (and/or perhaps find some other workarounds in the meantime).
     
  18. iRebound macrumors regular

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    GPS already have night mode. You don't need to be messing around with your phone while driving.
     
  19. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    OS X got quick reply a year before iOS, so maybe in iOS 9 :eek:
     
  20. iolinux333 macrumors 68000

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    Google maps does not have a night mode on iOS.
     
  21. curiosity macrumors regular

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    What about the iPad?
     
  22. Armen macrumors 604

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    The iPad was not discussed when Craig was showing the dark mode during the show.
     
  23. FatPuppy, Jun 5, 2014
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    FatPuppy macrumors 68000

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    Does iOS 8 have a 'dark mode'?

    By the time ios gets dark mode, we will lose our ********** eyesight.
     
  24. Switchback666 macrumors 68000

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    Iphone with amoled screen + dark mode = days of battery life.
     
  25. hlfway2anywhere macrumors 65816

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    complain to Google, Apple doesn't make Google maps. changing the system UI on iOS wouldn't fix that anyways.
     

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