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How to Unlock iOS 11’s Secret Dark Mode

Nancy Messieh 21-09-2017

With iOS 11 finally available You Can Now Download iOS 11 on Your iPhone or iPad Apple is finally releasing iOS 11 to the general public. And all you need to download iOS 11 is a compatible Apple device. Read More for iPhone and iPad users, there’s tons of great new features iOS 11 Out Now: How to Download & Install it on iPhone & iPad iOs 11 adds new features, security fixes, and forwards-compatibility with future apps — so what are you waiting for? Read More Apple users can look forward to. Among those features is a new dark mode that works with Apple’s native apps. The feature does have some shortcomings, but it’s a step in the right direction.


How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 11

To enable iOS 11’s dark mode, go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors and toggle on Smart Invert.

With Smart Invert, Apple’s native apps will have a dark background, while all other icons and images on the screen will remain the same. This includes Apple’s Photos app, Messages, Music, Calendar, Mail, App Store, Safari, the iOS settings app, and Apple Maps (this is particularly useful if you happen to use Apple maps while driving.)

Native apps that already have a dark background, like the Apple Clock will remain the same.

While the dark screen is a welcome relief on the eyes, the major drawback to Smart Invert is that it only works with Apple apps. With Smart Invert turned on, non-Apple apps will have a black background, but all other colors on the screen will also be inverted.

Photos and videos will look like negatives and icon colors will be drastically changed. So for now, it doesn’t appear to be worth using for extended periods of time unless you know you’ll be spending that time in native Apple apps.


What do you think of Smart Invert? Will you use it even though it doesn’t work with third party apps? Which third party apps would you like to see in dark mode? Let us know in the comments. 

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  1. Anbumani
    September 26, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Social networking sites needs an original colours.

  2. Anbumani
    September 26, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Social networking sites (eg., FB,whatsapp,Twitter need an original colours .