How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 13

In iOS 13, Apple has included a system-wide Dark Mode option similar to the one it brought to the Mac in 2018 with the release of macOS Mojave.


‌Dark Mode‌ is designed to be easier on the eyes by providing less harsh display brightness in situations where ambient lighting is lower, while maintaining contrast and vibrancy.

If you have an OLED iPhone, such as an iPhone X, iPhone XS, or ‌iPhone XS‌ Max, enabling ‌Dark Mode‌ may also conserve battery life whenever true blacks are on screen, since black pixels in an OLED panel basically switch off and consume far less power.

Enabling ‌Dark Mode‌ in ‌iOS 13‌ is easy – simply follow the steps below.

  1. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap Display & Brightness.
  3. Under Appearance, tap Dark to switch to ‌Dark Mode‌.
Note that the Display & Brightness settings screen also includes an Automatic switch that you can toggle – doing so will cause your device to automatically enable ‌Dark Mode‌ at sunset, and Light Mode at sunrise.

Alternately, you can set a custom schedule for the display change by using the Options menu that appears when you toggle on the Automatic switch.

Related Roundups: iOS 13, iPadOS


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19 weeks ago
Also, through Control Center. Long press or force touch on the brightness controls, then toggle light or dark mode.
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19 weeks ago
Batman and I are very pleased with this feature.



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19 weeks ago
Used dark mode for about a day on mojave, then forgot it existed. I’m glad it’s there for those who want it, but I really don’t see the big deal.
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19 weeks ago

You know it’s official when MR makes a how to on it. Long time coming!


Especially when it’s not even available yet for the masses in September.....
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19 weeks ago

I’m very happy to hear it can be activated by sunset. Did they add that function to Catalina?


Yes.
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19 weeks ago
I feel the same way about dark mode as I do about condiment bottles that stand on the lid. Awesome, but aren’t we a little embarrassed about how long it took?
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19 weeks ago

Slow news day on macrumors.


Gotta build that SEO link value early! - In b4 they delete this message because for some reason they do it every time I call this out.

Dark mode does look good though, and I'm glad to see an auto trigger.
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19 weeks ago
You know it’s official when MR makes a how to on it. Long time coming!
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19 weeks ago
I just LOVE dark mode on the MacOS and I can’t go back. I’m so glad that they did that on the iOS as well.
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19 weeks ago

Are we just going to sit here and act like we’re not upset about the whole widgets thing?


What widgets thing? The fact that Android phones are going away from widgets?
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Used dark mode for about a day on mojave, then forgot it existed. I’m glad it’s there for those who want it, but I really don’t see the big deal.


Because a big bright white screen blasting at your face is annoying for most people in the evening/night.
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