1. rampageofunicorns's Avatar
    It's not officially a dark mode, it's a modification on the accessibility function that inverts colors but the smart part comes in the sense that it ignores images so that people who need inverted colors for vision needs can still enjoy photos and videos that don't look like negatives.
    06-18-2017 08:17 PM
  2. josepilot81's Avatar
    Until they release a "dark mode" easy to access this is just a trick for a few.
    06-19-2017 06:46 PM
  3. Tenth_Region's Avatar
    The dark mode is yes the invert smart mode yet. It isn’t good if you are watching videos or using anything outside of messaging app. Other apps the colors go completely negative
    06-19-2017 08:19 PM
  4. scruffypig's Avatar
    Here's what regular "invert colors" looks like when turned on while using the iMore app, with its' dark theme turned on:



    Compared to without invert colors:

    Last edited by scruffypig; 06-19-2017 at 09:55 PM.
    06-19-2017 09:35 PM
  5. Donkichot's Avatar
    Does Dark Mode can help save the battery life or its just cosmetic ?
    06-19-2017 10:21 PM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Does Dark Mode can help save the battery life or its just cosmetic ?
    There’s no such thing as dark mode, but there is an invert colors setting in Accessibility that can give the impression of a “dark mode”.

    As far as battery life, it probably wouldn’t make too much of an impact on currently available devices. That all can change if Apple switches to OLED in the fall.
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    06-19-2017 10:33 PM
  7. Matty's Avatar
    Does Dark Mode can help save the battery life or its just cosmetic ?
    As Rob said, it unfortunately won't make much difference because all current iPhones use IPS LCD displays. Which means, it doesn't have the ability to turn off individual pixels if the background colour is completely black. 😃 So for the moment, it's just helping your eyes in low lighting conditions.

    Hopefully with the new iPhones coming out we can see some AMOLED goodness and use this 'Dark Theme' in IOS 11.
    Rob Phillips and Annie_8plus like this.
    06-20-2017 02:42 AM
  8. cactuspete23's Avatar
    Does this improve battery life ?
    06-20-2017 08:09 AM
  9. John Yester's Avatar
    No, the battery life question was addressed above.
    06-20-2017 09:02 AM
  10. grob9642's Avatar
    Has potential I think. Time will tell if something cool comes out of this or not. I am hoping that it does.
    06-20-2017 10:06 AM
  11. John Yester's Avatar
    I don't think Apple was intentions for a dark mode with iOS 11. Again it's usable for those that need that feature for sight.
    06-20-2017 10:43 AM
  12. 213ninja's Avatar
    I don't think Apple was intentions for a dark mode with iOS 11. Again it's usable for those that need that feature for sight.
    everyone can benefit from this feature. a darker screen in dim light reduces eye strain. i'm not implying its medically necessary for everyone, but certainly of benefit to a large group of users.
    06-20-2017 11:10 AM
  13. John Yester's Avatar
    Right but that is why it's not all completely "dark". just seems peoples intentions were that Apple half baked it. but yet it was not part of the recipe anyways.
    06-20-2017 11:15 AM
  14. 213ninja's Avatar
    Right but that is why it's not all completely "dark". just seems peoples intentions were that Apple half baked it. but yet it was not part of the recipe anyways.
    gotcha. i agree it's not for eye candy. i will certainly use it once fully baked and third party apps are leveraging it.
    06-20-2017 11:17 AM
  15. craigrn16's Avatar
    Apple doesn't need a dark mode right now. Dark mode only really benefits AMOLED screens. Until then calm down!
    06-20-2017 08:36 PM
  16. camaroz1985's Avatar
    That's not true. Personal preference is another reason for dark mode. You only say it isn't needed because you have been beaten down by Apple to think it isn't needed
    06-21-2017 08:29 AM
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