How to Enable Dark Mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Why should you eyes bear the brunt of your late-night reading? There are a couple of ways you can get dark mode in Safari on your iOS device to enhance your reading experience at nights. Find out how they work!

A full-fledged “Dark Mode” on iOS has long been one of the most-awaited features. Though there is “Smart Invert,” it’s not perfect and can’t offer the same seamless experience everywhere.

If you spend plenty of time browsing the web in the night, you may appreciate getting an option to enable Dark Mode in Safari on iPhone. While I can’t call them the ideal solution, there are a couple of ways to get the night mode to read articles or browse the web comfortably.

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Thanks to a super handy shortcut, you can relish night mode to a great extent in Safari. And the second way is to take advantage of the built-in reader mode. Want to put your hands on these hacks? Let me walk you through the steps!

How to Get Dark Mode on Any Website in Safari With Shortcuts on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. First off, download Dark Mode V2 shortcut on your iOS device. To do so, hit this link and tap on Get Shortcut.

Tap on Get Shortcut to download Dark Mode V2 shortcut on iPhone

Step #2. Now, hit Done to configure and add it to your library.

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Tap on Done to configure and add it to Shortcut library on iPhone

Stick note: Just like any other shortcut, you can give it a nice name and also add an icon for it. To do so, tap on the Library tab → find the shortcut and then tap on the tiny three dots → tap on the settings icon at the top right → now, hit the Name field and write a name. To add a preferred icon, tap on Icon field and then choose a preferred color, Gylph and more. Then, tap on Done at the top right. Tap on Done again to confirm.

Tap on Dark Mode V2 Shortcut Settings on iPhone

Change the Shortcut Name and Icon in Shortcuts App

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Step #3. Next, open Safari and head over to your favorite website like

Step #4. Next up, tap on the share button.

Tap on Share icon in iOS Safari App

Step #5. Up next, select Shortcuts in the share sheet.

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Select Shortcuts in iPhone Share Sheet

Note: If Shortcuts app is not available in the share sheet, hit the More button and turn on the switch for this app.

Step #6. Now, tap on the Dark Mode V2 shortcut to run it.

Tap on Safari Dark Mode Shortcut in Shortcuts App

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Step #7. Next, you need to allow it to access the website. To do so, tap on Allow.

Tap on Allow to Enable Dark Mode on Website in Safari on iPhone and iPad with Shortcuts

That’s it! Now, make the most of the darkened interface to read the articles conveniently. Keep in mind, this hack won’t work perfectly on every site, and you need to enable for every website where you wish to use it.

How to Use Dark Mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad

Safari’s built-in reader mode can enormously boost your reading experience at night. It comes with multiple themes to let you browse the web conveniently.

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Step #1. Launch Safari on your iOS device.

Step #2. Now, head over to any website which articles you want to read in dark mode.

Step #3. Next, tap on the Reader mode button in the search bar.

Tap on Reader Mode Icon in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step #4. Next up, tap on the text button.

Tap on Text Icon in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Step #5. Up next, you have four themes to choose from: Normal, Slightly Yellow, Grey and Dark. Select the dark option.

Enable Dark Mode in Safari on iPhone or iPad

Voila! Behold, the entire screen has turned dark, thereby making it much easier for your eyes to read.

Check out the several fonts like Athelas, Charter, Lowan, and Georgia. Don’t forget to make the most of them bolster your reading experience.

Once you have read the article, you can disable the dark mode just by tapping on the text button and then hitting the dark theme button.

Video: How to Enable Dark Mode in Safari on iPhone and iPad

That’s pretty much it!

Wrapping up

If you want to have a more holistic experience, you can always enable dark mode for your entire device. And just in case, you are in love with this mode and wish to keep an eye on the apps that support it, head over to this post.

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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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