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TechnologyDark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature

12:41  11 september  2019
12:41  11 september  2019 Source:   cnet.com

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19 : How you ' ll use Apple ' s new iOS 13 feature . Dark mode arrived Sept . 19 with iOS 13 . That is, for iPhone 6S and newer -- and you ' ll You ' ll turn on dark mode by swiping into the Control Center (either up from the bottom or down from the top right corner, depending on which iPhone you have).

After years of anticipation for a system-wide dark theme, Apple has brought Dark Mode to iPhone with iOS 13 . Read on for how to use the feature manually or with automatic switching between Light and Dark Modes . Dark Mode in iOS 13 offers a gorgeous dark theme across the whole operating system.

In bringing dark mode to the iPhone, Apple has seen the light. The new theme touches down on your iPhone on Sept. 19, along with the rest of iOS 13. It'll come baked into the new iPhone 11, 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, which Apple announced on Tuesday.

Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc. Dark mode is coming. Apple

Dark mode is, quite literally, a skin you can apply to your entire phone that will turn most app backgrounds from white to black -- or at least dark gray. More specifically, dark mode essentially inverts the usual white background and black text to apply a black background and white text in apps and menus throughout your phone.

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iOS 13 is designed to give your iPhone a whole new look. And take it to a whole new level. A new Dark Mode option gives iOS and apps a beautiful dark color scheme. Perfect for low-light environments, Dark Mode is easier on your eyes and won’t disturb people around you .

While the Smart Invert feature was an excellent first step toward a dark mode , it' s nowhere near what a true dark mode should be for iPhone . After years of rumors and disappointment, Apple finally has the dark mode everyone' s been wanting, and it' s one of the most significant new features in iOS 13 .

Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature© CNET

Reducing eye strain and making screens easier to read, especially at night, are two reasons why dark mode has become so popular, but it's also been hailed for looking cool.

In fact, dark modes and themes are a hot trend right now in phones . Google is also applying a dark theme to its Android 10 update this fall, and app makers including YouTube and Reddit have created dark modes for both iPhone and Android. Apple already implemented Dark Theme in the last version of its desktop OS, MacOS Mojave, so seeing dark mode now is pretty much inevitable.

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Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature
Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature

Apple still hasn't shared a whole lot of information about the ins and outs of dark mode, but here's what we know about the new feature so far -- and what we don't.

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In WWDC 19 , Apple unveiled iOS 13 featuring the native dark mode that app developers can easily introduce to their app. Not only can users change their themes from settings, they can also change them Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept . 19 : How you ’ ll use Apple ’ s new iOS 13 feature | cnet.

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When can I get dark mode for iPhone?

The wait is almost over. Dark mode arrived Sept. 19 with iOS 13. That is, for iPhone 6S and newer -- and you'll still get it if you have the iPhone SE and new iPod Touch . If you're in a rush, you can try it out now using Apple's iOS 13 public beta, but as with any beta, there could still be bugs.

Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
Dark Mode comes to Apple iOS

How do you turn it on?

You'll turn on dark mode by swiping into the Control Center (either up from the bottom or down from the top right corner, depending on which iPhone you have). Then just tap the button to toggle on the control.

You'll also be able to schedule dark mode to turn on only at night, and turn off again during the day. You'll be able to set those hours, as you can with night mode for Samsung Galaxy phones and Wind Down, Google's greyscale app for getting sleepy.

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iOS 13 became available to download on iPhones on Thursday 19 September 2019, but early adopters encountered bugs and even a security The showiest new feature in iOS 13 is a system-wide Dark Mode , something that isn't ubiquitous on Android phones. Apple showed how it works

iOS 13 is now out to all supported devices. iOS 13 features a new dark mode , new photos and reminders app as well as over 200 more changes and Apple also released watchOS 6 today as well, but iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max will release a day after iOS 13 with iPad OS

Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
Hands-on with the iPhone 11's ultra-wide-angle camera

Will dark mode automatically work with all my apps?

Dark mode will work with systemwide apps on your iPhone, including Messages, Safari, the camera and photo gallery, the calendar, internal menus and Maps. Every app that Apple controls itself should support Dark Mode. However, third-party apps might not all work with dark mode immediately.

As with dark mode in Android 10, it's possible that iPhone apps that don't have a dedicated night mode or dark theme can get in on the feature automatically when you turn on dark mode in the settings, by inverting the colors.

Will it work for iPad?

For the first time ever, this year's iOS release won't power the iPad. Instead, Apple broke off iPadOS, a dedicated version of its operating system to work with the iPad's signature tablet features. However, iPadOS is based on iOS and will also feature systemwide dark mode.

Dark mode for iPhone arrives Sept. 19: How you'll use Apple's new iOS 13 feature© Provided by CBS Interactive Inc.
iOS 13 is packed with new features

Why is Apple using dark mode now?

Dark themes have certainly been around for years as third-party apps and themes. Unlike Google, Apple didn't say why it's looking into dark mode, though we're sure high demand was certainly part of it.

Apple doesn't have a track record of being terribly concerned about trends, often bringing out features years after competitors. It's always been much more concerned about getting things right than getting them first. It's also possible that Apple used MacOS Mojave as a test bed before moving on to the highly scrutinized iOS.

Apple didn't respond to a request for comment.

Originally published earlier this year. Updated with more detail.

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