Dark Mode better than Light Mode?

  • Yes

    Votes: 86 58.5%
  • No

    Votes: 61 41.5%

  • Total voters
    147
  • Poll closed .

HappyDude20

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Just wondering what everyone thinks of dark mode now that iOS 13 is finally out.
Honestly it’s a bit odd for me after not having it on my Apple devices for well over a decade but I just got iOS 13 today so I’m gonna stock with it for a few days. Also, sucks that some of my most used apps (IG, FB) don’t (yet) support dark mode so I’m switching between dark and light apps constantly.
 

scmill

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I was disappointed in it. On the Home screen, apps in folders just looked odd. I was already using a dark blue background there and a dark background in my Kindle app. I think I'm OK just staying as I was.
 
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StellarVixen

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Too much black smear. It looks hideous. Mac OS looks much better with dark mode, iOS should look similar.
 
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myrtlebee

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Jul 9, 2011
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Didn’t really like it at first, but I’m starting to get used to it. It reminds me of watchOS, which I quite like.

My only problem so far is with bright white webpages and white mail. Makes the navigation bars more prominent and the screen appear smaller, which on my SE isn’t a problem to take lightly. I haven’t used it in bright sunlight so not sure if it will be a problem then.

At first I had it only set to come on at night and light mode be for the day, but the switching back and forth was hard to get used to.

Unlike the last commenter, I find dark mode much better on iOS than on the Mac. I just can’t get used to dark mode on my Air.
 
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Bawstun

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Jun 25, 2009
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If they forced the keyboard to be black in other apps, yes. But the way they’ve handled the keyboard theming is stupid, so I currently don’t use it. Too jarring.
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I was disappointed in it. On the Home screen, apps in folders just looked odd. I was already using a dark blue background there and a dark background in my Kindle app. I think I'm OK just staying as I was.

You can turn off the option of dark mode dimming the wallpaper. It’s in Settings > General > Wallpaper
 
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Elitegate

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I love the music app in black. And the photos app. And Mail. And Calendar and pretty much any other stock app. It looks so cool. But i also have a black front / bezel. Sadly the Dark Mode doesn't look so good on a white bezel iPhone.
 
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JBGoode

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I think I prefer it for the most part. If they added a little more color to all of that white space I might think otherwise.
 
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BeeGood

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So, after a week I think I’m done with dark mode.

It’s not bad, I just don’t like that it’s not consistent throughout my usage (even though it’s as close to consistent as it can probably get). It’s just a little jarring when you open safari and it’s all black, then go to an all-white webpage. Or the fact that some widgets are shaded differently.

I do wonder just how much of a battery life lift dark mode gives, but I doubt it would be enough for me to use dark mode permanently in my 11 Pro Max.
 
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iFone88

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I have it set to come on depending on the time of day but to be honest, it doesn't really do anything for me.

Mail app especially - The way emails display is really ugly
 
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AbSoluTc

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Sep 21, 2008
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Was cool for a while during the dev betas. Now I’m on dynamic. A good mix.
 
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TheSkywalker77

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I really enjoy it, sometimes when it's really bright out (usually during the day if I'm doing something outdoors) I'll switch it to light mode so the screen is easier to see, but other than that, I'm always using that mode.
 
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Puppuccino

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Sep 24, 2019
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Yes, please.

I joined the public beta so I've gotten used to it for a while now. It's not perfect in all apps, but you do get used to it after a while.
 
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MisterSavage

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Nov 10, 2018
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If I'm in a really dark room? Yes. Scheduling it to come on at a certain time every day? No
 
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Nacho98

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Curious, is light mode really just the mode we've always had in years past or did they actually make new tweaks to that also?

Dark mode is...ok. Still using it, but it has a lot of inconsistency.
 
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internetrando

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Jun 5, 2018
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For me, Dark Mode is a huge yes. I find it much better to use and with an OLED screen the potential battery savings are appreciated. Is it perfect? No. Not by a long shot. Once it becomes more consistent I will be even happier with it than I am now.
 
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iOS Geek

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I have it set for sunset to sunrise. It’s ok...but I don’t think it’s worth the hype that it was given.
 
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ovo6

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My phone is smoother when I use dark mode is it just me ? I guess it uses less energy idk
 
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gsmornot

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Sep 29, 2014
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I said no because dark mode and light mode are equal for me. I use the sunset feature so light in the day, dark at night. The question, is dark better than light is a no for me.
 
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