How to Turn ON Dark Mode on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13

After several years of waiting, iOS 13 finally offers the option to turn on dark mode on your iPhone and iPad. Doing so can help to reduce the eye-strain caused by your phone screen, especially in low-light environments, this feature improves the visual ergonomics of your device and can even boost the battery life. Let’s check it out.

Turn ON Dark Mode from iPhone or iPad’s Control Center

There are multiple ways you can turn on this new add-on. However, the easiest way to get it done through 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.

Access Control Center on iPhone or iPad

Step #2. Now, you need to tap and hold the display brightness control option.

Tap and Hold Display & Brightness in iOS Control Center

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.

Enable Dark Mode from iOS 13 Control Center

It will darken the whole user-interface, and even showcase its appealing impact in all the apps (provided they comply with it.)

Enable Dark Mode from the Settings App

Step #1. Open Settings app → Tap on Display & Brightness.

Tap on Settings then Display & Brightness in iDevice Settings

Step #2. Now, select Dark to put this feature into action.

Activate Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad

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.

Customize Dark Mode in iOS 13 on iPhone or iPad

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 Disable Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

That’s pretty much it!

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Use Dark Mode on iPad Running iPadOS 13

Your Take?

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.

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Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.