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.

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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.

Top Rated Comments

WiiDSmoker Avatar
24 months ago
Where’s MacRumors dark mode?
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
24 months 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.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hagjohn Avatar
24 months 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.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
rafark Avatar
24 months ago
Wouldn't hurt to give people a choice. Some do not like dark mode.
I loathe dark mode, reminds me of android.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Mr. Awesome Avatar
24 months 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.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnyb098 Avatar
24 months 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
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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