Apple Reminds Developers to Get Ready for Dark Mode in iOS 13

Apple today reminded developers to optimize their apps for Dark Mode in iOS 13 and iPadOS. All apps built with the ‌iOS 13‌ SDK will support ‌Dark Mode‌, which can be tested with the beta versions of ‌iOS 13‌ and ‌iPadOS‌.


Apple's notice to developers:
‌Dark Mode‌ introduces a dramatic new look for iPhone and iPad that is seamlessly integrated throughout the system and simple to turn on from Control Center or Siri. With a dark appearance for all user interface elements, your app’s content becomes the focus.

When a user has ‌Dark Mode‌ turned on, all apps built with the ‌iOS 13‌ SDK will run in ‌Dark Mode‌. Learn how to optimize for ‌Dark Mode‌, then test your apps on a device running the latest beta version of ‌iOS 13‌ or ‌iPadOS‌. If you need more time to make your apps look fantastic in ‌Dark Mode‌, or if ‌Dark Mode‌ is not suited for your app, you can learn how to opt-out.
Also see Apple's developer documentation for Dark Mode and related WWDC 2019 videos.

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7 weeks ago
Where’s MacRumors dark mode?
Rating: 32 Votes
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7 weeks ago
Nice of them. They’re really pushing this Dark Mode feature forward, and would be nice to see most of the apps support it.
Rating: 6 Votes
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7 weeks ago

My app was originally in dark mode. Do I need to make a light mode?

Wouldn't hurt to give people a choice. Some do not like dark mode.
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7 weeks ago

My app was originally in dark mode. Do I need to make a light mode?


No. In the iOS and iPadOS betas, apps that use a dark theme by default (clock, compass, etc.) stay dark in both dark mode and light mode.
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7 weeks ago

Wouldn't hurt to give people a choice. Some do not like dark mode.

I loathe dark mode, reminds me of android.
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7 weeks ago

Where’s MacRumors dark mode?


Pretty embarrassing seeing as it's not hard at all to implement, only takes a couple minutes and has been available for almost an entire year now.
Rating: 2 Votes
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7 weeks ago
I’m so glad Apple finally brought dark mode. Unlike Google’s implementation in Android, it’s very consistent, works great, and it’ll only get better as developers adopt it in their apps. iOS apps are far more likely to get the implementation than Android apps.
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7 weeks ago
Im sure facebook will have dark mode day one (SARCASM). Only took them 5 years to optimize for iPads....not that i even use facebook anymore. Just using them as one of the worst offenders
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7 weeks ago
"Beta testers tell Apple to get ready for the release of iOS13 and Catalina."
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7 weeks ago

I loathe dark mode, reminds me of android.


Same for me. I'm glad that I'm not alone :)
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