1. muchospanish's Avatar
    I heard people talking about Dark Mode but I searched Settings and I can’t find it. I also Googled it. Does this exist?
    10-23-2018 07:31 PM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    There isn’t a “dark mode” option on the iPhone at this time. Having said that, there is an “smart invert” setting in the Accessibility settings that will give you somewhat of a dark mode. The below screenshot doesn’t do it any justice. When it’s in smart invert mode, the screen is actually dark, unlike the screenshot.

    What is Dark Mode?-img_0136.jpg
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    10-23-2018 07:43 PM
  3. doogald's Avatar
    Dark mode means that instead of the main color scheme being against a white background, it allows the user to switch to it being on a dark/black background.

    On MacOS you can do that on Mojave now. You can see how it looks here: https://www.apple.com/macos/mojave/#mn_p

    For a long time, people have advocated for that on iOS as well, particularly now that Apple sells OLED displays, which have slight power advantages when showing black pixels vs color. But, with the exception of that smart invert feature, there is not yet an official iOS dark mode option. Many third party apps support a dark mode, however.
    10-23-2018 09:22 PM
  4. muchospanish's Avatar
    Thank you both for the wonderful explanations. Wow, it’s very different. I imagine it helps with battery life...

    I can’t use it because it would be impossible to write a Wordpress post.
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    10-23-2018 09:29 PM
  5. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Thank you both for the wonderful explanations. Wow, it’s very different. I imagine it helps with battery life...

    I can’t use it because it would be impossible to write a Wordpress post.
    You’re very welcome...
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    10-23-2018 09:33 PM
  6. Lee_Bo's Avatar
    Dark mode:

    What is Dark Mode?-screen-shot-2018-10-23-10.27.49-pm.jpg
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    10-23-2018 10:37 PM
  7. Annie_8plus's Avatar
    Here is an example of the difference between light and dark mode here on iMore:

    Light Mode:

    What is Dark Mode?-light-mode.jpg

    Dark Mode:

    What is Dark Mode?-dark-mode.jpg
    10-25-2018 10:36 AM
  8. Spencerdl's Avatar
    I heard people talking about Dark Mode but I searched Settings and I can’t find it. I also Googled it. Does this exist?
    Nope, it doesn't exist on the Apple iPhones. Apple is a MEAN company for not having a real Dark Mode...LOL
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    10-25-2018 10:52 AM
  9. C6TX6's Avatar
    I tried it on Mojave and I prefer it off.
    However, on a mobile with AMOLED display it only makes sense to have it ON by default.
    10-25-2018 07:20 PM
  10. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    On my iMac, ( Mojave) it's a real eyesaver. The 'innards' run a shade cooler too. I use temperature monitoring software having had a hard drive issue in the past, so I can easily see that all monitored functions run 2-5 degrees cooler. Gotta be a plus for energy use as well as screen longevity
    10-25-2018 07:29 PM
  11. dmoskaluk's Avatar
    Nope, it doesn't exist on the Apple iPhones. Apple is a MEAN company for not having a real Dark Mode...LOL
    Hoping that since  seem to be trending that more commonality between iOS & Mac OS is the way of the future, a choice to use a proper 'dark mode' will happen in iOS in due course. I'd suspect ( based only on my iMac experience with it), that it would be a battery life bonus as well as being easier on the eyes really at any time of day. IMHO The 'invert colours' /'smart invert' options make a mess of too many things to be useful.
    10-26-2018 10:55 AM
  12. xtremeled's Avatar
    It's the cool mode that iPhone doesn't have
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    10-26-2018 02:38 PM
  13. xtremeled's Avatar
    Hoping that since  seem to be trending that more commonality between iOS & Mac OS is the way of the future, a choice to use a proper 'dark mode' will happen in iOS in due course. I'd suspect ( based only on my iMac experience with it), that it would be a battery life bonus as well as being easier on the eyes really at any time of day. IMHO The 'invert colours' /'smart invert' options make a mess of too many things to be useful.
    Boy, aint that the truth
    10-26-2018 02:40 PM
  14. Spencerdl's Avatar
    It's the cool mode that iPhone doesn't have
    Sad but true.
    10-27-2018 11:33 AM

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