If you’re looking to save battery power or ease eye strain while using your iPhone, Dark Mode may be just the thing. It’s coming to iOS 13, and it will allow formerly white interface elements on your iPhone or iPad to shift to black, deep slate gray or dark grey.
Go to Settings
Dark mode is a feature that converts all white backgrounds in apps to black and can save your iPhone’s battery life. It can be accessed through the Settings app, Control Center, or by telling Siri to turn it on.
To go to Settings on your iPhone, tap the gear-shaped icon that appears when you tap the Home button or a physical Home button (depending on the model of your device). You can also search for settings using Spotlight Search or Today View and tap Settings to access them.
If you can’t find Settings, you may have an older version of iOS installed on your device. If so, you can reset the layout of your Home screen to make it easier to find the settings application.
You can use the Settings app to adjust many different settings on your phone, including your passcode, notification sounds, and more. It’s easy to use and works on all iPhone models.
One of the most popular features on iOS has to do with dark mode. It’s designed to make your device less glaring, which can help you avoid eye strain and improve your sleep patterns.
With dark mode on, the iPhone’s interface elements become a deep slate gray and the text becomes more refined for better legibility. It’s available in all Apple native apps and most third-party apps, too.
In addition to reducing eye strain, dark mode can also boost battery life on iPhones with OLED screens. That’s especially true on newer devices.
The most recognizable change in Dark Mode is in Messages, which ditches the white bubble and switches to a darker blue bubble with white text inside it. This makes Messages more eye-friendly, especially in low light conditions.
Tap Display & Brightness
If you want to change the iPhone screen to a darker color, you can easily turn it on or off with one simple tap. You can also set Dark Mode to switch on and off automatically based on a schedule you set up. This feature will save battery life and improve your viewability in low light environments.
Apple’s iOS 13 update finally includes a dark mode feature that you can use on your iPhone or iPad. This new option changes a variety of the interface elements to black or dark slate gray, making it easier for you to see everything on your device in the dark.
It also makes text much larger and more legible, so you can read your messages without straining your eyes. Some of the apps you use on your iOS device will even reflect this change by switching to a black or dark grey theme.
You can use the settings on your iPhone to set a schedule that will automatically toggle Dark Mode on and off at sunrise or sunset. This will ensure that you never miss a chance to use this feature and it will be easy for you to turn on when you need it most.
To get started, go to Settings and then tap Display & Brightness. You’ll see the Dark Mode toggle at the bottom of this screen.
Tap Night Shift
Dark mode isn’t a new feature on iPhone, but Apple has made it easier to turn it on and off than ever before. There are three ways you can do it – by Siri, in Control Center, or via Settings.
The easiest way is to use Siri on your device, which will switch Night Shift on and off in a snap. If you prefer not to use Siri, the next best option is to tap the Night Shift toggle button from Settings.
In addition to the slider, you’ll also find the True Tone and Dark Mode toggles here as well. You can adjust the color temperature and set a schedule for when it will be activated.
By default, Night Shift uses the time zone information and your device’s Location Services to determine when it’s sunset in your area, and automatically shifts the colors of your display to warmer ones. This helps your eyes to relax and stay comfortable, and it returns your display to its normal colors in the morning.
It also cuts down on the amount of blue light that your screen emits, which is linked to delayed melatonin production and disrupted sleep. You can also adjust the Color Temperature slider, which will change how much blue light is emitted from your screen.
If you’re looking for a more comprehensive way to reduce the amount of blue light on your screen, consider using the Reduce White Point setting. This reduces the intensity of bright colors on your screen, which is especially noticeable at night.
Tap Dark Mode
Activating dark mode on your iPhone and iPad can make apps look slicker, save battery life on devices with OLED screens, and even help reduce strain on the eyes. But how do you get started?
Luckily, there are a few simple ways to turn on dark mode on your phone. First, you can activate it with the built-in Siri voice assistant, which will ask, “Hey Siri, what’s your favorite color?”
Then you can also turn on dark mode via Control Center. To do this, open the Control Center by swiping down from the top-right corner or, on the iPhone 8 Plus and older devices, swiping up from the bottom.
Once you’ve accessed Control Center, tap the Display Brightness control option to view your screen options. There, you’ll see a new option labeled Appearance Light that you can tap to enable dark mode on your iPhone or iPad.
When you do, the dark theme will take over your device’s user interface in a matter of seconds. All of the system apps and widgets will shift to a darker hue, ranging from dark gray to pitch black.
In addition, many iOS apps will change their colors to reflect the darkness, including Instagram and Twitter, as well as apps like Safari. You can even set dark mode to switch on at night, or automatically turn on and off based on the time of day.