Introduced with iOS 13.0, Dark Mode lets iPhone and iPad users control their device with a darker color palette than the standard white. The dark color scheme is not only simpler for the eyes (literally), but it can also lead to real health benefits, including improved sleep.
Do you want to test the dark mode yourself? Follow the steps below to activate dark mode in iOS and turn Apple's blinding white background into something tastier.
What is the dark mode?
Exactly what is this "dark mode"? While it may sound like a way for your iPhone to relive your tricky teenage gothic years, it's much easier than that. In short, it is a color change for the operating system of your phone, where the traditional striking light backgrounds of iOS are changed to a darker shade, which means that the screen of your phone is less clear. As such, it's the perfect mode for & # 39; at night, if you don't want a clear white theme to shine in your eyes.
Google has introduced the dark mode in its apps over the past year and Android Q is set to add the mode on a system-wide basis; iOS 1
However, it is important to take this into account. Mode will not reduce blue light. It is claimed that your body reacts on the screen of your smartphone in the same way as sunlight, and exposure can affect your ability to sleep well. Only a blue light filter reduces blue light.
How to use the dark mode
It's easy to get started with the dark mode of iOS 13. Just go to your app Settings and then touch Screen & brightness . Apple immediately made the dark mode clear under the heading no later than and you can quickly choose between Light or Dark by tapping one of the two images. The change will happen immediately, and if you go to one of Apple's apps, such as Safari, you should see that the internet browser has gotten a darker shade.
How do you set the dark mode on an automatic switch
during the day shine bright with a light theme, but shift to a darker theme when the sun sets? No need to dive into the settings every night to scratch itch – you can set an automatic switch to switch between the two when the time is right.
Return to your dark mode settings by tapping Settings > Display & brightness . Then tap the switch through Automatic to activate the automatic switch. The mode is set to Sunset to Sunrise by default and you can change that by tapping the Options field under the switch Automatic . Sunrise to Sunset turns on the dark mode when the sun sets – as determined by your GPS location. Otherwise you can press Custom schedule to set your own time schedule for the dark mode.
Set a background that responds to dark mode
Did you know that some iOS 13 backgrounds can respond to dark mode? It's a small touch, but a nice one. To set a dynamic color-shifting background, go to your app Settings and then press Wallpapers > Choose a new background > photos & # 39; s. Backgrounds that respond to changes in the dark mode are marked with a small, intersected circle at the bottom right and have a line in the center of the image to show the changes that you can expect.
If you prefer to have your own personalized background, go back to the options Wallpaper and enable the option for Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper . Although your background will not change, such as responding to backgrounds, it will dim slightly, so lighter areas will not blind you while dark mode is active.