After several years of wait, with iOS 13 Apple has eventually decided to roll out the much-awaited Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad. What’s more, “Appearance Dark” takes full advantage of an OLED display to turn the screen pitch black. Not to mention, it will even boost the battery life of your device. Cherry on the cake: with the latest version 2.20.30, WhatsApp has also introduced dark mode.
Knowing how adorable it really is, we’ve gone hands-on with it to let you know how to enable Dark Mode in iOS 13 running devices. So, let’s put this appreciable feature to the test straightaway!
- How to Turn ON Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad from Control Center
- How to Activate Dark Mode from Settings
- Customize Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13
- How to Use Dark Mode (Smart Invert) in iOS 12 and iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
- Turn ON/OFF Dark Mode Quickly By Triple-Clicking the iPhone Home/Side Button
How to Turn ON Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad from Control Center
There are multiple ways you can turn on this new add-on. However, the easiest way to get it done is via Control Center.
Step #1. On iPhone 8 Plus or earlier, swipe up from the bottom. On iPhone X and later and on iPad swipe down from the top right corner to access Control Center.
Step #2. Now, you need to tap and hold the display brightness control option.
Step #3. Now, you should see a new option called “Appearance Light.” Tap on it, and the magic will take over your entire device in the blink of an eye.
It will darken the whole user-interface, and even showcase its appealing impact in all the apps (provided they comply with it.)
How to Activate Dark Mode from Settings
Step #1. Simply, open Settings app → Tap on Display & Brightness.
Step #2. Now, select Dark to put this feature into action.
Customize Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad
One thing worth noting is that you can also set this feature to get activated automatically based on the preferred time of the day. To do so, first off choose Dark and then toggle the switch that’s right next to Automatic. After that, tap on Options.
Then, depending on how you want to use Dark Mode, you can choose Sunset to Sunrise or go with a Custom Schedule as per your convenience. So, take full advantage of it to bolster your viewing.
Now, you probably already know how to disable it. Simply bring up Control Center → Touch and hold the brightness control button → Then tap on “Appearance Dark” and you are ready to go.
How to Enable/Disable Dark Mode (Smart Invert) in iOS 12 and iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
Step #1. Launch Settings app on your iOS device → Tap on General.
Step #3. Now, tap on Invert Colors → Next up, you have two options:
- Smart Invert: Once it’s activated, it reverses the colors of the display except for media, images. It also works with apps that support dark color styles.
- Classic Invert: It allows you to simply reverse colors of the display. (It’s the one that’s existed for long.)
Step #4. You have to toggle the switch next to Smart Invert.
Have a look at the entire interface! Doesn’t it make more convenient for the eyes to view the screen?Now, watch videos, browse the Internet and do all sort of activities that bring plenty of fun to you. This time, your eyes won’t burn or feel strained out even after using the device for long. And, this is what makes it so handy.
Later, if you decide to disable this feature, all you need to do is come back to the same setting and then turn off the switch for Smart Invert in the end.
Turn ON/OFF Dark Mode Quickly By Triple-Clicking the Home/Side Button on iOS Device
Just in case, you wish to use this feature regularly; you should take advantage of Accessibility Shortcut to instantly turn it ON/OFF.
Step #1. Open Settings app → General → Accessibility.
Sticky Note: If you have assigned the triple click option to activate Emergency SOS on your iPhone X series, this life-saving feature now won’t be activated with a triple-click. Instead, you will have to press and hold the side button and either volume button to use Emergency SOS.
Not A Full-Fledged Alternative…But Worth Giving A Try…
That’s pretty much it!
Video Walkthrough: Use Dark Mode on iPhone Running iOS 13
Use Dark Mode on iPad Running iPadOS 13
Video: How to Enable Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 or Earlier
Now that, you’ve put your hands on this useful feature, toss up your feedback and whether or not it looks right on the money for your specific taste.
You may want to snap a quick glance at these articles as well:
- iPadOS 13 Features: A Giant Step Towards Making iPad A Full-On Laptop Killer
- How to Download and Install iOS 13 Beta 1 on iPhone
- iOS 13 Supported Devices: Starting from iPhone SE to the Latest iPhone
- Tips to Prepare the iPhone and iPad for iOS 13: Let’s Get Battle Ready!
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