How to Enable Dark Mode on iPhone with iOS 13

As you might know, iOS 13 brings a lot of new nice features to our iPhones. Among them a long awaited Dark mode which Apple call Dark Appearance.

In this article we will explain how to enable the dark mode on iPhone running iOS 13 and later. We will also show how to make your wallpaper change color too when the mode is activated.

Note that the guide is applicable to iPhone XS, X, 8, 7 and 6S, because only these devices will receive iOS 13.

How to Enable Dark Mode (Dark Appearance) on iPhone With iOS 13

  • Go to Settings: iPhone Settings
  • Scroll down the Settings page a bit and tap on Display & Brightness: Settings Display & Brightness iOS 13
  • In the Appearance section select Dark: How to enable dark appearance (dark mode) iPhone iOS 13
    That’s pretty much it!

Yet Another Method to Quickly Switch to Dark or Light Appearance on iPhone or iPad

Frankly, this is my favorite way to enable or disable the dark theme. Follow the steps:

  • Open the Control Centre. Swipe down from the upper right corner (iPhone XS, X, iPad 2018) or swipe up from the bottom of the screen on iPhone 7, 8 and earlier models. 
  • Use a 3d-touch or just long press on the Brightness slider.
  • Here you can easily toggle the appearance mode: toggle appearance dark light Control Centre iPhone

The Dark Mode Looks Awesome

Here is how it looks on my old iPhone 7. First, Home screen with the Silent Mode indicator.

iPhone Dark Mode iOS 13 Home screen + silent mode indicator

As we can see even indicators change color. Read the next paragraph to learn how to make wallpapers change color to a darker one.

Lock screen appearance:

dark appearance iPhone iOS Lock Screen and Notification

Settings appearance in light and dark modes:

dark mode (dark appearance) iPhone Settings iOS 13


dark mode iPhone iOS 13 dialer appearance

How to Activate Wallpaper Dimming on iPhone (iOS 13)

Here is how to make your iPhone under iOS 13 look even more awesome:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Scroll down a bit and select Wallapaper.
  • Activate the Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper option: Dark Appearance Dims Wallpaper iPhone iOS 13Done! Now you are 100% cool cause your iPhone will dim your wallpaper depending on the ambient light. 

Note that not all iOS apps currently support the dark appearance. And first of all it concerns those of third-party developers. As of now, some apps already have a dark theme feature but it can be activated manually in its internal settings.

Wrapping Words

Feel free to comment, ask questions and add your information on the topic. Good luck!

1 thought on “How to Enable Dark Mode on iPhone with iOS 13”

  1. What for dark appearance dims wallpaper use for? It try enable and disable.. it just same


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