How to Use Dark Mode on iPhone in iOS 13?

Do you find your iPhone screen a bit harsh at night, or do you have a new iPhone with an OLED display? On such occasions using the Dark Mode on your iPhone or iPad in iOS 13 certainly gives you the relief.

Dark Mode is one of the most talked about modifications which Apple has introduced in iOS 13. By turning it on, your phone’s overall interface adopts a darker hue ranging from pitch black to darker grey. As a result, the feature helps to prevent your device battery from being drained out quickly.

Not only that, it is a total robust, turning around the entire list of stock apps, to the home screen and on-screen keyboard. Even the wallpapers get a glimmering hue of transformation when Dark Mode is activated.

The feature is very easy to turn on, but there are various different ways to do the same job. And it is our job to inform you about that.

So continue reading to know the full-length details.

#1: Activate Dark Mode on iPhone in iOS 13 with Settings App

This is the most commonly used approach by users to turn on the Dark mode feature. Thus we are explaining it first hand before demonstrating some other freaking cool tricks.

So this is how you do it:

Step 1. Tap on “Settings” app on your iPhone.

Step 2. From the option list that comes around, tap the “Display and Brightness” option.

Step 3. Now tap either “Light” or “Dark” theme on the next screen that comes. Now if you want the Dark Mode to be prevalent all the time, tap the “Dark” theme option and you Dark Mode is On.

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Step 4. In case, you want to switch between the Light and Dark Mode depending upon the time or situation, just toggle the “Automatic” setting option to ON. The toggle slider will turn green on being turned on.

Step 5. Now under the “Automatic” switch, define the time when you would like your iPhone to be in Dark Mode. Usually the default setting allows Dark Mode from sunset to sunrise. But you can schedule your own timing.  Tap the “Custom Schedule” switch to adjust the Light and Dark appearance field’s active timing.

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Step 6. Choose “Light Appearance” to schedule when the light mode should be activated or the “Dark Appearance” to predetermine when the dark mode should be activated.

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#2: Activate Dark Mode on iPhone in iOS 13 via Control Center

This is also the fastest way to turn on the Dark Mode theme, but people scarcely know about it.

Just follow the steps given below:

Step 1. First open the “Control Center”. To do this simply swipe down from the top right corner for iPhone X and newer brands, or swipe up for iPhone 8 or older brands.

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Step 2. Keep pressing the screen brightness slider until you see the “Appearance” button at the bottom left position.

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Step 3. Tap the “Appearance” button switch between the light and dark modes. If it is already in the light mode, it will turn to Dark Mode or vice-versa.

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#3: Set up Dark Mode Toggle in Control Center on iPhone in iOS 13

Instead of waiting behind the brightness slider, you can create your own button in Control Center to switch between light and dark modes.

Follow the steps below:

Step 1. Tap the “Settings” app on your iPhone.

Step 2. Now choose the “Control Center” option.

Step 3. Tap on the “Customize Controls” option.

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Step 4. Tap on the “+” icon next to the Dark Mode and drag it on the handles to bring it to the Control Center.

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Now check in the Control Center, you will find the Dark Mode toggle present here. Now, you simply have to tap the Dark Mode button to turn it on.


Hopefully, the article has been very helpful in letting you know the different ways to activate the Dark Mode on iPhone or iPad in iOS 13.

If you choose to save your battery juice heavily, keep it in the dark mode all the time. Otherwise, you can predetermine the scheduled time during which it is supposed to be in the Dark Mode.

If you have got any other queries regarding the Dark Mode feature, you can ask it in the comment section below.

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