The concept of a dark theme to reduce glare isn’t new, but for some reason, it has started to gain a lot of traction in the mobile scene in recent years. There are a couple of reasons for this, one of which is health reasons where too much glare is bad for our eyes, especially in a low-light setting.

Another reason is for battery purposes, where OLED displays can actually benefit from dark mode which could save battery on your phone. This is due to how OLEDs work, where each pixel has its own light, so in dark mode, which is usually black, it basically turns the light off. Less lights used equates to less energy used, which ultimately can help save battery.

When Apple introduced iOS 13, one of the new features is a system-wide dark mode, and if you’d like to learn how to turn on the feature, here’s how you do it.

How To Turn On Dark Mode In iOS (Shortcut)

  1. Launch Control Center
  2. Tap and hold on the Brightness slider
  3. Tap the Dark Mode toggle at the bottom left corner of the screen
  4. The toggle will turn white when Dark Mode is enabled
  5. Repeat the process above if you’d like to turn it off

How To Turn On Dark Mode In Settings

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Display & Brightness
  3. Tap Dark
  4. Repeat the process if you’d like to switch back to Light Mode

How To Enable Automatic Dark Mode

If you prefer using Light Mode during the day, and Dark Mode at night, then obviously having to constantly switch back and forth manually can be tedious. However, the good news is that similar to Night Shift mode, Apple has included an automatic Dark Mode. This is based on a schedule that you set or based on sunrise and sunset, where iOS will automatically switch between either mode.

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Go to Display & Brightness
  3. Tap the Automatic toggle to turn it on
  4. Tap Options
  5. Choose between Sunset to Sunrise, or Custom Schedule
  6. Repeat the process above if you’d like to turn off Automatic Dark Mode

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