Enable Dark Mode on iPhone

Dark Mode is the most anticipated feature introduced with iOS 13. It is the system-wide dark mode. Once being activated, you no longer to manually turn on dark mode for specific apps on the iOS device as long as the apps, including third-party apps, support dark mode.

The benefits of iPhone dark mode is obvious. Firstly it provides great viewing experience especially in low-light environments. Secondly, it helps improve and save the battery, especially on devices with OLED displays, such as the iPhone X, XS.

There are mainly three ways you can enable dark mode on iPhone. See the details below.

Quickly turn on Dark Mode from iPhone Control Center

On iPhone X or later, swipe down from the top-right corner of your screen to bring up the Control Center. On an iPhone SE (2nd generation), iPhone 8 or earlier, swipe up from the bottom edge of the screen to access the Control Center.

turn on dark mode on iphone from control center brightness
turn on dark mode on iphone from control center brightness

Then touch and hold the brightness control. Then tap Dark Mode control to turn it On or Off.

You can add extra apps, icons to iPhone control center so you can quickly access them. If you like to instantly find and turn on Dark Mode, go to Settings to add it to the Control Center. Refer to previous linked page for more details.

Manually enable Dark Mode from iPhone Settings

Go to Settings > Display & Brightness. Select Dark to activate Dark Mode.

Schedule and activate Dark mode on iPhone automatically

Go to Settings > Display & Brightness and select Automatic. Tap Options to set a schedule for Dark Mode. See above screenshot. For example, you can set Dark Mode to turn on automatically at sunset or at a specific time.

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