Turning on Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad with iOS 13

The obsession of 2019 the dark mode is. In iOS 13, Apple finally rolls out this feature for any iPhone that can handle it. Of course, if you have opted for an OLED screen, like that of iPhone X, XS, or 11 Pro, you’ll benefit more due to its absolute black and thus energy-saving effect. But it can just be more beautiful and not so annoying in the dark even on IPS screens of iPhone XR or iPad. There have been third-part solutions for that, but now it’s native. Now how to turn it on teach you I will.

Why Activate Dark Mode

Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad with iOS 13

Once activated, this mode makes the background elements of the user interface black, while the icons and the foreground elements retain their colors. That changes the visual impression radically, and once I activated this theme on my XS Max, I felt like it’s a new smartphone, thus talking myself out of buying 11 Pro. So, thank you, Apple, for the money I saved. I’ll be back (if you go on like this).

If seriously, you may take a little test to see how dark mode impacts perception. Turn off the light in the night, and then try to read a book on your iPhone. You’ll see that the contrast with white background and dark letters just hits your eyes. The dark mode will smoothen that stress and reduce it to an acceptable level. But when you look at the dark side, careful you must be. Ready are you?

The Dark Side to Join Do You Want?

To turn dark do you want? Your decision it is, no one else’s. Positive are you? In Settings is the path to the dark side.

So, first, make sure you have updated your iDevice to the latest version of iOS 13. It was rolled out in September, so chances are you already have it. If not, take your time to install it on air or with iTunes.

Now that you have it, there are just three steps you have to take in order to paint your user interface noble black. It won’t even take a restart; the changes will apply immediately.

  1. Open Settings on your iPhone. It’s the same gear-like icon in iOS 13. Some traditions are here to stay.
  2. Scroll down until you see “Display and Brightness” section, then tap it
  3. When you see the options of Light and Dark, tap Dark.

Powerful you have become, the dark side I sense in you.

You can also set up automatic switching. Just tap “Automatic” option. The dark mode will turn on at the sunset and turn off at the sunrise. If you want it to go on or off at custom time, you can just set it up.

Choose the Quick and Easy Path

There is still an easier way, though. Your iDevice has been equipped with Siri for long, and now it’s time to demonstrate how strong the Force is with this one. So do the following:

  1. Activate Siri by a long tap on the Home button (or other way, like pressing the button on your headset).
  2. Tell it to turn on Dark Mode.
  3. Wait until it responds. Usually, it’s a matter of seconds or even less.

After you leave the Siri screen, you’ll find your interface changed. It’s the same on iPad OS, logically.

If you want to turn the Dark Mode back off, it’s done in the same manner. Of course, it requires active Siri on your iDevice. If you have turned it off (for example, to avoid confusion when you don’t know what device reacts first), you’ll have to do it via Settings.

May the iOS 13 Be with You

Have you tried the dark mode? How do you like it? Consume you didn’t it? Share your expression here, young padawan!

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