Popular Weather App 'Dark Sky' Gains Dark Mode

Dark Sky has gained an optional Dark Mode in the latest version of the hyperlocal weather app for iOS.


The update means users can check weather information in the app with white text on a dark background, a new design that's supposed to be easier on the eyes in dimly lit environments.

In addition, Dark Sky v6.2 also gains an optional Daylight mode that automatically enables the black interface when the sun goes down.

The new settings can be accessed by tapping the cog wheel icon in the top-right of Dark Sky's main screen, where a new Appearance menu lets users select from Light, Dark, or Daylight.

Dark Mode is becoming increasingly popular in smartphone apps, and iOS 13 will reportedly include a system-wide dark mode to match the dark mode that was first introduced on Mac with macOS Mojave. The upcoming setting will allow for "easier nighttime viewing," according to Bloomberg.

Dark Sky users on iOS can get the new update for free starting today, and those who haven't downloaded the app yet can do so for $3.99 [Direct Link].



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8 months ago
I like DarkSky because of its accuracy, but I really hate the UI, it’s not really user friendly (too much scrolling and button pressing to get to the information you want)
Rating: 5 Votes
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8 months ago
I have Dark Sky installed but hidden away. I use it for the immediate precipitation warnings and umbrella reminders, but their weather predictions are less reliable than other sources.

For my area, Weather Underground more accurately predicts both temperature and future precipitation. However, I don’t prefer WU’s UI, so I use Hello Weather with WU as my source.

Go to https://www.forecastadvisor.com/ to see which source is best for you.
Rating: 4 Votes
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8 months ago

Love this app but have it set to Location Services only while using. Otherwise your battery go bye bye.

I’m not sure this is the case. I’ve had it running in the background for years and just checked the battery usage and it’s around 1-2% for the past 10 days of use (I charge once daily on an iPhone X)
Rating: 3 Votes
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8 months ago
Love this app but have it set to Location Services only while using. Otherwise your battery go bye bye.
Rating: 3 Votes
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8 months ago
Nice update. Shame it’s not perfect black though.
Rating: 3 Votes
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8 months ago
Great job Dark Sky, now all we need is Apple to do the same thing and we'll all be happy.
Rating: 3 Votes
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8 months ago
prefer hello weather ui which also uses dark sky data and also has a dark mode
Rating: 2 Votes
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8 months ago
I've been curious about Dark Sky for years and wish they would release it in Germany. But then the apps that use their API (such as Weather Line) are wildly inaccurate, so maybe it's for the better.
Rating: 2 Votes
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8 months ago
Dark Sky... Dark Mode... seems fitting.
Rating: 2 Votes
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8 months ago
Did a introduced feature ever fit better to an app?
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