How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13

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    In iOS 13, Apple has included a system-wide Dark Mode option similar to the one it brought to the Mac in 2018 with the release of macOS Mojave.

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    Dark Mode is designed to be easier on the eyes by providing less harsh display brightness in situations where ambient lighting is lower, while maintaining contrast and vibrancy.

    If you have an OLED iPhone, such as an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XS Max, enabling Dark Mode may also conserve battery life whenever true blacks are on screen, since black pixels in an OLED panel basically switch off and consume far less power.

    Enabling Dark Mode in iOS 13 is easy - simply follow the steps below.

    1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
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    2. Tap Display & Brightness.
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    3. Under Appearance, tap Dark to switch to Dark Mode.
    Note that the Display & Brightness settings screen also includes an Automatic switch that you can toggle - doing so will cause your device to automatically enable Dark Mode at sunset, and Light Mode at sunrise.

    Alternately, you can set a custom schedule for the display change by using the Options menu that appears when you toggle on the Automatic switch.

    Article Link: How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13
     
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    Also, through Control Center. Long press or force touch on the brightness controls, then toggle light or dark mode.
     
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    You know it’s official when MR makes a how to on it. Long time coming!
     
  5. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Especially when it’s not even available yet for the masses in September.....
     
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    I’m not familiar with coding at all, but couldn’t this have been an update to iOS 12? Did it really require a whole new iOS version to implement, as if to imply it was a massive undertaking? Or is Apple trying to space out features so they had something to feature in iOS 13? When you go to apple.com Dark Mode is the first thing featured in iOS 13.
     
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    Are we just going to sit here and act like we’re not upset about the whole widgets thing?
     
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    I feel the same way about dark mode as I do about condiment bottles that stand on the lid. Awesome, but aren’t we a little embarrassed about how long it took?
     
  10. jmh600cbr macrumors 6502a

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    I’m very happy to hear it can be activated by sunset. Did they add that function to Catalina?
     
  11. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Embarrassed because of what? If you follow Apple at all, you know they take their time on almost anything with implementation of hardware/software/product releases, etc. That’s what is unique about Apple, everything they release is not ‘Perfect timing’, but it usually is unique in some form or another over the competitors.
     
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    What widget thing? iPhone widget? Uh... ok.
     
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    Yes.
     
  14. code-m macrumors 65816

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    Battery life will be greatly improved on OLED displays,yeah.
     
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    This will be nice on the eyes. I know the phones have True Tone now, but I like the darker feel for my eyes.
     
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    How much will this improve battery life on OLED screens then?
     
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    Used dark mode for about a day on mojave, then forgot it existed. I’m glad it’s there for those who want it, but I really don’t see the big deal.
     
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    I just LOVE dark mode on the MacOS and I can’t go back. I’m so glad that they did that on the iOS as well.
     
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    What widgets thing? The fact that Android phones are going away from widgets?
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    Because a big bright white screen blasting at your face is annoying for most people in the evening/night.
     
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    Its just invert colours i dont like the all black look on apps would rather a grey look
     
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    Random question, but if you switch on the ‘automatic’ toggle, does the screen suddenly flick to dark mode, or is it a gradual change over a few seconds / minutes?
     
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    Whoever thought this was a good idea is a ... (Not going to go that path)
    I am talking about the Update button.
    Dark blue on a dark background, low contrast, it's especially bad when backlight is set to low.

    It's fairly visible here, this is an internal photo, it's a lot worse when actually looking on your iPhone, for instance reflections, a not 100% clean screen amongst others.

    Why just not use white, or (very ) light grey.

    Just now I tried to make a photo from this on an iPad Mini 2, doesn't really show the issue either.

    Don't get me wrong, I like darkmode, this is just a first beta, they will tweak it.
    Few bugs here and there have to be ironed out on iOS 13, bet it's within a month.

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    Gotta build that SEO link value early! - In b4 they delete this message because for some reason they do it every time I call this out.

    Dark mode does look good though, and I'm glad to see an auto trigger.
     

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