How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Want to protect your eyes from burning while reading articles or watching movies at night? Jump over to this guide to enable dark mode (sort of) in iOS 10 on iPhone to make viewing contents more comfortable experience.

First things first, there is no option to enable Dark Mode in iOS 10. However, there is a workaround that can let you experience dark mode to a great extent on your iPhone. So, how does it work?

When you enable dark mode, it turns the light surfaces on the screen darker; offering more convenient viewing experience, especially in the night. The brightness of the screen no longer strains your eyes. With this trick, you will be able to turn the screen of your device darker thereby making it a lot more convenient for the eyes to view contents at night. Here is how it works!

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How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 10

How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 10 on iPhone and iPad

Turn You iPhone Screen Darker for More Convenient Reading Experience

Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Tap on Settings on iPhone 7 Plus

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Step #2. Tap on General → Tap on Accessibility.

Tap on General then Accessibility on iPhone 7 Plus

Step #4. Now, you have to tap on Display Accommodation.

Tap on Display Accommodations in iPhone Settings

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Step #5. Next up, turn on the “Invert Colors” switch.

Turn On Invert Colors in iOS 10 on iPhone

Now it will invert the colors on your device, making more convenient to view the screen in the night.

Step #6. Tap on Color Filters.

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Tap on Color Filters in iOS 10 on iPhone

Step #7. Now, turn on the switch next to Color Filters and select Grayscale.

Turn On Color Filters in iOS 10 on iPhoneCheck out the screen of your device. Hasn’t it turned darker? Yes, it has!

Step #8. Next, swipe up from the bottom bezel of your iPhone and drag the brightness slider in the middle.

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Adjust Grayscale in iOS 10 on iPhoneThat’s it!

Now, go ahead and read stories, check out tweets more comfortably.

Both photos and videos won’t appear clear now. But, you will be able to read articles more conveniently.

Turn Your iOS Device Screen Darker for More Comfortable Video Watching Experience

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If you wish to enjoy high-resolution videos at night but don’t want your eyes to get hurt, only enable Grayscale mode (Make sure Invert colors is disabled). It turns the screen of your device slightly darker making it a bit easier to watch videos at night. The only disadvantage of it is that the videos turn black and white.

Wrap Up

I know these tricks won’t let you experience Dark Mode in the full-fledged form on your iOS device. However, they are good enough to let you read contents and watch videos more comfortably. Ten to one, they won’t let your eyes burn and help you have a better night’s sleep.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya
Dhvanesh Adhiya is the founder and editor-in-chief who takes care of audio, visual, and textual contents uploaded on He is passionate about wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
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