iPhone How are people enjoying dark mode

Do you use it?

  • Yes, every time

    Votes: 45 47.9%
  • Yes, Sunset to Sunrise

    Votes: 26 27.7%
  • Yes, Custom Schedule

    Votes: 4 4.3%
  • Yes, I activate and deactivate it manually

    Votes: 3 3.2%
  • No, I don't use it

    Votes: 16 17.0%

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macrumors member
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Oct 16, 2018
When only the native apps/OS use it. I really like dark mode but to me it’s pointless if the 3rd party apps don’t support it (yet). It’s really jarring to be in dark mode and then open an app and suddenly be back to bright white again.
I appreciate many apps will add support for this but until they all do, or at least the vast majority, I can’t see myself getting used to the inconsistency.


macrumors 6502
Jan 12, 2016
I dont like it, maps looks horrible with it on and some apps that have changed I find look gross. Each to their own but I'll stay on light mode. Maybe I'll set it so dark mode comes on at night but I prefer night shift for night time use. Id actually prefer it if I could choose what apps changed to dark mode then I may use it but so far its doing nothing positive for my usage.
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macrumors regular
Oct 24, 2013
It's ok, won't be using it 100%, kinda reminds me of Android. Also I'm on an LCD display so there's no power saving benefit.


macrumors 68020
Nov 15, 2012
Last night in bed on my phone was the first time that I really appreciated it. On IPad I dont like it, but on the phone I enjoyed it while in iOS apps, not ugly third party apps that don’t support it.
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macrumors regular
May 20, 2019
Have been using DM since start of the ios 13 betas. Most 3rd party apps i use already had light/dark theme so no problem there, and the first party apps nicely fitted in especially Apple Music.

A long time coming but worth it IMO.
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macrumors 68000
Nov 15, 2011
New Jersey
The only thing I really cared for with 13 so I'm good, had it on my jailbreaked 5s and have missed it since. Some of the apps I use already had the option as well. The black/grey/blue/red combo looks great


macrumors 6502
May 30, 2011
I don't particularly like it but I don't hate it either. I just turned on the automatic switch between light and dark mode based on sunrise and sunset time. One thing a little weird is that most website and third party app do not support dark mode yet. It looks a bit wired when all safari bars are dark and the webpage is light. But I guess that will be solved soon.


macrumors regular
Jan 2, 2019
I like it a lot. I've been using dark mode on MacOS since it was released and am happy I can finally use it on iOS. I had already been using dark mode themes with a bunch of the 3rd party apps I regularly use anyway. Plus, I've been using dark themes with other PC/Mac apps I regularly use for years so iOS dark mode feels very natural to me.


macrumors newbie
Aug 9, 2017
I found it made things look more cramped in Safari for some reason so I turned it off.


macrumors 68020
Apr 4, 2011
I turned it on and never looked back. Dark Mode is just easier on the eyes for me, especially at night time. It is true not every app supports this, but instead of 100% blinding white light at night time, now it is at least 50% is white and 50% is dark (for the native apps).


macrumors 68020
Apr 4, 2011
The one thing I wish you can do is to allow some apps to go non-dark while the rest of the system is in Dark Mode. Apple Maps is really the only app I prefer in white.


macrumors 603
Dec 2, 2010
Atlanta, GA
I am completely disappointed with the implementation it’s shocking that this is the best they can do.
What specifically is causing your disappointment? What do you think they could have done better?

Not a criticism, genuinely curious. I've been using iOS 13 beta since it was released and have been impressed with the feature. Will be great once more 3rd party apps are updated to support it.


macrumors 6502
Jun 14, 2011
I really like dark mode but to me it’s pointless if the 3rd party apps don’t support it (yet). It’s really jarring to be in dark mode and then open an app and suddenly be back to bright white again.
Complain to the developers then. They’ve had plenty of time to get on board. It’s not like Apple dropped this new feature on them overnight.