Not all iOS apps offer night mode, but if your favorite apps do, you should definitely consider using it. In addition to filtering out your screen’s blue light and helping you sleep better, opting for a darker theme can reduce overall eye strain.
Or maybe you’ll find that night mode in some apps, like Twitter, is simply more pleasing to the eyes and the above benefits are just extra cherries on top. Regardless, here are the iOS apps that do offer night mode.
If you prefer to use Chrome on your iPhone, you might consider switching to Safari (which comes native on all iPhones) for this feature. But it’s worth noting that it only works on websites that have a Reader View option.
To open a site in Reader Mode, load it on your phone and then tap the button in the address bar that has several lines. To switch to a darker interface, tap the button with a small-and-large capital A, then choose between dark gray or black themes. (You can also change the font here.)
Since night mode doesn’t work on all sites, it’s not a perfect solution, but it’s better than nothing.
Twitter rolled out night mode to its iOS app last August. To turn it on go to your profile in the app, tap the settings wheel and tap Turn on night mode. There is only one option when it comes to night mode: a dark gray theme.
Audible is another app that offers users night mode. To turn it on go to the More tab, then tap Settings > Theme > Dark.
It’s not surprising that Kindle’s iOS app has night mode, as any decent reading app should. To turn Kindle’s night mode on, open up an ebook you’re reading and tap the button Aa. You can choose a black background with white text or a sepia background with white text, and can also adjust the brightness of the screen.
Of course, that will only adjust the brightness within the Kindle app. If you close the app, you might be faced with a brighter screen on your phone.
To turn on Pocket’s night mode, all you have to do is go to your profile, tap the settings wheel and scroll down to List. Turn night mode on by toggling Dark Theme on. As it says in the settings, you can also access this setting when you’re reading an article.
Just tap the more (three dots) button when you have an article open. Tap Display Settings and select your choice of theme. You can also adjust the app’s brightness and toggle Auto Dark Mode on. You will have to give Pocket access to your location so that it can determine the appropriate sunset and sunset time to automatically switch between a dark and light theme.
Do you use night mode? Let us know why (or why not) in the comments? Are there any apps that offer night mode not included in this list? Let us know.