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How to activate dark interface mode in a browser on iPhone and iPad without jailbreak


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Have you ever wanted to switch to a dark theme on iOS devices (iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch)? Partial dark mode, dimming the dock and the main menu, was available on Mac starting with OS X Yosemite, but Apple has not yet added an official dark mode / theme to its iOS mobile OS. Since the dark mode is white text on a black background, it creates more comfortable conditions for the eyes (especially at night).

How to activate the "dark theme" in Safari:

Step 1: Open any article from the web in Safari on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Click on the text icon in the upper panel next to the site name.

Step 3: Click the “aA” icon in the upper right corner of the address bar so that a pop-up menu appears as in the picture below.

Step 4: Switch the background image to black.

It's all! You have activated dark mode for Safari.

This is how the function looks when scrolling through a browser page.

As already mentioned, the option is useful when reading in the evening or in low light conditions.

How to enable dark theme on iPhone before iOS 13?

First you need to make sure that your gadget has OS version 11 and higher. If everything has grown together, perform the following steps:

1) Open "Settings" → "Basic" → "Universal Access".

2) We find the item “Display adaptation”, press.

3) Next, select "Invert color."

4) Click “Smart Inversion”. The display colors will be reversed, except for styles using dark colors of images, other media files and applications (that is why the dark theme is not visible in the screenshot taken from the iPhone 6 screen). This is the preferred option.

That's all. Dark iPhone theme included. It is much more convenient to read texts with her in the evening, white text on a black background does not strain your eyes so much in the dark. It looks on the smartphone display as follows:

You can also enable the "Classic inversion" - in this case, the usual display color reversal will be performed. Not the most useful feature.

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