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How to turn on Dark Mode in iOS 14

How to Use Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Dark Mode on iOS 14 and iOS 13 is an excellent feature to reduce glare on your screen, preserve battery life, and just to switch things up a little.

As the name suggests, it darkens the visual appearance of your iPhone or iPad’s display. This aids in reducing the eye-strain caused by looking at the screen, particularly in low-light conditions.

Moreover, it can even help boost your device’s battery life. So let’s check out how to turn on Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad in iOS 14.

How to turn on Dark Mode: iPhone or iPad Control Center

There are multiple ways to enable Dark Mode. However, the easiest way to get it done is through Control Center.

  1. On iPhone 8 Plus or earlier, swipe up from the bottom. On iPhone X or later (and iPad) swipe down from the top right corner to access Control Center.

    Access Control Center on iPhone or iPad
  2. Now, tap and hold the display brightness control option.

    Tap and Hold Display & Brightness in iOS Control Center
  3. You should see a new option called Appearance Light. Tap on it, and Dark Mode will take over your entire device’s UI in the blink of an eye.

    Enable Dark Mode from iOS 13 Control Center

It will darken the whole user-interface, and even showcase its appealing impact in all compatible apps.

How to turn on Dark Mode from Settings

  1. Open Settings → Tap Display & Brightness.

    Tap on Settings then Display & Brightness in iDevice Settings
  2. Now, select Dark to put this feature into action.

    Activate Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad

That’s all you need to do to use Dark Mode on your iPhone or iPad. If you want to turn off Dark Mode (switch back to Light), just toggle the same setting back to Light at any time.

How to customize Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad

One thing worth noting is that you can also set this feature to activate automatically based at a certain time of day. To do so, under Settings → Display & Brightness, choose Dark and then toggle Automatic on. After that, tap Options

Then, depending on how you want to use Dark Mode, choose Sunset to Sunrise or go with a Custom Schedule as per your convenience. Now, you probably already know how to disable Dark Mode from Control Center, but we’ll walk you through it just in case.

Customize Dark Mode in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

Simply bring up Control Center → Touch and hold the brightness control slider → Then tap on Appearance Dark and you’re good to go.

How to Disable Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

That’s it!

Now that you’ve gotten your hands on this useful feature, let us know your feedback and whether or not it’s right on the money for your taste.

What features caught your eye in the latest iOS version and why? Share your thoughts in the comment box.

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