Dark Mode has been gaining a lot of popularity lately because it puts less strain on users’ eyes and increases the battery life of smartphones. Over the last few months, we have seen a number of apps get the dark mode and now, the theme has finally been rolled out to Android Q too. Till now, we have seen system-wide Dark Theme on a few smartphones like Vivo V15 Pro, but those handsets had a customised version of Android running on them.
Although the Dark Mode is not available everywhere as of now, it can be enabled via some third party extensions too. Here, we have listed down how you can enable it on your smartphone. Take a look
How to get Dark Mode on iPhone
You may know it already if you have an iPhone, but we’ll state it anyway: iOS does not officially support Dark Mode. However, iOS 12 does have a smart colour inverter that offers almost the same effect. According to Apple it “reverses the colours of the display, except for images, media and some apps that use dark colour styles.”
The inverter works well with Apple’s own pre-installed apps as well as with apps that have support for dark mode. Here’s how you can turn it on:
- Head to Settings.
- Tap on General and then go to Accessibility.
- Go to Display Accommodations and then select Invert Colours.
- Switch it on.
We should also point out that a number of apps support Dark Mode on iOS including YouTube, Twitter, Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Microsoft Outlook. However, a system-wide Dark Mode is currently available unless you jailbreak your device, which we don’t recommend you to do.
How to get Dark Mode on Android smartphone
Google has rolled out its a system-wide dark mode on its Android Q’s third developer preview, however, it calls it Dark Theme. The company has rolled out the Dark Theme on 21 smartphones including all Pixel handsets.
You can check out the list of devices on which the Android Q’s third beta is rolling out here. If you have one among these smartphones, here’s how you can enable the Dark Theme:
- Make sure your device has the Android Q third beta update.
- Go to Quick Settings from the top of your smartphone’s display.
- If you see the icon of turning it on, click on it.
- If not, click on the Pencil icon. You’ll find the Dark Theme.
- You can drag it into the main lineup of your smartphone. If you don’t want to do that, you can simply enable it.