There are several reasons behind this. For starters, the dark mode in iOS 13 works quite differently from similar features on other platforms. In addition, it is quite new and so there must be various problems that will prevent it from functioning normally.
So, if you have any doubts about how Dark Mode works on your iPhone or iPad, here's what I think of what you can do to make it work properly.
1. Enable dark mode manually
Despite the fact that the dark mode is with iOS 13, you have to activate it manually. If you have just upgraded to iOS, you may be wondering why the UI is not draped in black. So you have to dive into the Control Center (swipe from the top right edge to the screen), long press the brightness bar, then press the icon labeled Dark Mode.
You should immediately start to see the screen darken slightly. To discover the dark mode in all its splendor, head to a native application such as Reminders, Notes or Messages.
2. Disable automatic scheduling
Is dark mode automatically disabled? If this is the case, the dark mode of your iPhone or iPad is subject to an onset schedule. Which means that the feature will automatically start at night and leave in the morning.
Surprisingly, I like that because having a dark mode at all times can be a strain on the eyes when you are outside. But if you want to prevent the dark mode from going out without your consent, here's how.
Start by opening the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Then, scroll down, and then press Display and Brightness. Under the Appearance section, turn off the switch next to Automatic. You have now disabled the scheduling of automatic appearance.
You can also change the dark mode schedule by pressing Options (displayed only when the auto power switch is enabled).
3. Bugs – Update iOS
The latest update of Apple for iOS 13 is extremely buggy. That's why the company quickly introduced the iOS 13.1 update. And it is understandable, given the various main features included in iOS 13. If the dark mode is not smart, be sure to update your iPhone or iPad regularly.
To update, open the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad, then tap General. Follow this by pressing Software Update. If new updates are available, download and install them. Hope that Apple will fix the bugs after a few iterations on iOS 13.
4. Bugs – Restart the device
If no software update is available, try rebooting your iOS device. I can certify that restarting your phone fixes various anomalies with the dark mode in iOS 13. In addition, it temporarily solves other problems such as the rapid depletion of the battery.
To restart your iOS device, press and hold the power button to display the Slide to Power Off prompt. On the iPhone X and newer models, hold down the Volume and Power buttons.
5. Update apps
The dark mode under iOS 13 is not universal. It mainly applies to native iOS applications. Do not expect to display everything in dark mode. In Safari, only the user interface appears in dark mode. However, you can use some tips to make the websites also in dark mode.
I'm not saying that third-party developers on iOS do not take the train in dark mode. Apps, such as OneDrive, are now seamlessly integrated with the native iOS 13 dark mode. If you have not updated your apps, do so immediately.
To update your apps, touch and hold the App Store icon, then tap Updates. For more ways to easily update your apps, check out this guide.
6. Enable dark mode for applications manually
Some apps do not offer native dark mode functionality in iOS 13. This means you have to enable dark mode separately for these apps. If you see an application that is not displayed in dark mode, look for a dedicated dark mode toggle associated with the application.
Most often, just dive into the Settings panel or Application Options to reveal the option. For example, go to Settings, and then turn on the switch next to Dark Mode to turn on dark mode in Outlook for iOS.
If you do not see this option in an application, you must wait for the feature to be added in a future update.
7. Use Smart Invert
If you do not like the non-universal nature of the dark mode in iOS 13, consider switching to using Smart Invert. This feature forces everything to go dark by inverting colors on your screen. Do not worry, the images are not usually affected. Just be sure to turn off iOS 13 dark mode first to avoid conflict with Smart Invert.
To enable Smart Invert, just go to the Settings app, tap Accessibility, then View and Text Size, and turn on the switch next to Smart Invert.
To make it easier to enable or disable Smart Invert, you can also associate this feature with the Home or Power buttons. To do this, go to iPhone / iPad Settings> Accessibility> Accessibility Shortcut. Select Smart Invert Colors. You can enable or disable Smart Invert by clicking the Home or Power buttons three times.
Turn the lights off
Dark mode is a phenomenal addition to iOS 13 and one of the key selling points of Apple's latest mobile update. If you have had trouble with the dark mode after updating your iPhone, I hope that the above mentioned hints have been helpful to you. Plus, I guess you now have a much clearer idea of how this feature actually works.
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