Apple's dark mode affects all system apps such as messages or settings, and external developers can implement the new feature in their apps, changing the default mode to dark mode based on the current status of your device.
Before iOS had its own dark mode, it was up to every developer to get a dark version of the app, so you can manually change themes & # 39; s for each individual app. The new dark mode setting streamlines that process as long as an app supports it.
Switching to dark mode
There are a number of different ways to switch to dark mode on your iPhone or iPad. You can have your device switch automatically based on the time of day, or you can switch it on / off manually via the Control Center.
Use the schedule by going to Settings > Display & Brightness and enable Automatically . Then tap Options and select whether you want to use sunset to sunrise or if you want to set a custom schedule.
Add a dark mode switch to Control Center by going to Settings> Control Center> Adjusting controls and looking for the dark mode control under More controls and tap the " + "next.
In the future, you can turn dark mode on or off by viewing the Control Center (swipe down in the upper right corner of your screen) and tap the dark mode icon.
If you search the App Store for & # 39; dark mode & # 39 ;, you will find a list of Apple-managed apps, along with apps that & # 39; dark & # 39; in their name. Although Apple's list is useful, it is rather limited. Here are some of my favorite apps that support the dark mode of iOS 13.
This calendar app integrates iCloud calendar and reminders into one easy-to-read interface. It also comes with a dark mode. While viewing the main screen, tap the gear icon and slide the switch next to iOS Light or Dark Mode to the On position. If that is enabled, Fantastical uses the system setting to determine which mode to use.
The dark mode of Twitter looks pretty good. Enable this by going to the Settings section of the app and then selecting Image and sound > Dark mode and adjusting it when you want to enable it. Switch on Use device setting for automatic switching together with the mode of your iPhone or iPad.
To enable the Reddit dark mode, slide the menu from the left side of the screen, tap Settings and then turn on Automatic the Dark mode section. You can change how dark the theme is by selecting Night Theme and selecting your personal preference.
iA Writer is a handy app for writing and noting notes. You can find the dark mode by selecting the gear icon when viewing your library and then selecting Appearance > System .
When browsing your library or looking for new books, the Apple Books app uses the system setting for light or dark mode. However, as soon as you open a book, you must adjust it yourself. Reading a book on a light background & night is difficult for your eyes, so the Apple Books app has a few different color options, including a dark mode. While reading a book, tap the "Aa" icon and then select the color on the far right. You can also adjust the brightness or enable the Auto Night theme if you prefer to do this for your iPhone or iPad.
Slack rolled back a while in dark mode and now it is directly linked to your system settings. There is not even a setting in the app to enable or disable it. Whatever mode your phone or tablet is in, Slack is also in.
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If you regularly have to sign documents from your iPhone or iPad, you have probably heard of SignEasy. Just like Slack, there is no setting to adjust. SignEasy switches between light and dark mode based on the system setting of your device.
Apps with their own dark mode setting
There are some apps that continue to use their own dark mode setting, but are still worth mentioning.
Facebook officiallya while back for Messenger. You can now find the switch with a tap on your profile avatar when viewing a list of your conversations. The night mode must be the first option in the settings.
The dark mode of Feedly requires two ticks to switch on. Extend the menu by tapping the menu button in the lower left corner and then select Night mode . Simple, right?
Of course, the Kindle app has similar settings to Apple Books, with in-book settings. While reading a book, tap the screen to display the various buttons. Select the "Aa" button and then Black at the bottom of the screen.
Google Maps automatically uses dark mode when you use & # 39; night navigation, but you can force it to use night mode when you navigate during the day. Open Google Maps, slide out the menu on the left side of the screen and select Settings > Navigation . Scroll down to Map view and select Night .
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Do you have apps that support the dark mode of iOS 13 that you enjoy using? Let us know in the comments.
Originally published earlier this year. Updated with more information.