To use your iPhone at night or low light, you may tone down the brightness of your phone’s screen to prevent your eyes from straining. Modern browsers and devices even support the dark mode which makes you more comfortable when viewing the screen at night. For example, recent Mac OS support the Dark Mode, it can also be found in Chrome browser on latest Android devices. Unfortunately Safari on iPhone iPad lacks a dedicated dark mode at this moment. Apple said that the Dark Mode will be coming to the iPhone and iPad with iOS 13. It will be a system-wide setting, similar to what’s already available on Mac OS. Before that however you can get the dark mode on iPhone or iPad following below solutions.
Method 1. Enable & customize Reader View in Safari
Open a web page in Safari, when you see the Reader View icon (three and a hard stacked lines) to the left of the address bar, tap on it to turn on Reader View mode in Safari. Then tap the aA icon to the right of the address bar to expand a drop-down menu, select the gray or black color as the background color. In this way, you can view web pages similar to dark mode on iPhone.
This method however has many drawbacks. The settings can’t be kept. When you navigate to another page, you have to re-enable the Reader view again. It is a page-level setting. what’s worse, some sites or pages don’t support reader view.
Method 2. Enable Dark Mode in Alook web browser
Alook web browser is a great alternative to Safari for mobile. To turn on Dark Mode, simply touch the Menu (three lines) at the bottom to bring up the menu, then touch Night to enable night mode. It turns any websites you visit into dark mode.
What’s more, it even turn the iOS system status bar into night mode. You also have the option to turn on the pure black night mode for OLED screen from its Settings > Custom Settings.