All the ways to Toggle Light and Dark Mode on iOS 13

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Do you want to change your theme to the dark mode or maybe back to light mode? The choice is all yours. Below you’ll find all the ways to switch to your preferred theme. The methods work on both iPhone or iPad with the latest iOS 13 or iPad OS 13 or higher.

The Dark Appearance is the latest addition to iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 which changes the theme of an app or the complete operating system to give them darker shades. The Darker hues make it easier on eyes and avoid strain upon long term usage. Not just that, it has proven to have less battery usage as well.

So these are the all the ways you can toggle Dark and Light Mode on your iPhone or iPad.

The Long path

1. Go to settings.

2. Tap on Display and Brightness.

3. Select your preferred theme; Light or Dark.

Turn on Dark Mode with Siri

Using the abilities of Siri makes changing to Dark mode an all to an easy task. Simply;

Activate Siri, by saying “Hey Siri” or long-press your home button, and tell it to “Turn Dark Mode on” or “Turn on Dark Appearance. It will change instantaneously.

To switch back say “Hey Siri, turn off Dark Mode” or “Hey Siri, turn off Dark Appearance”.

From Brightness option in Control Centre

1. Swipe up the Control Centre.

2. Long press on Brightness slider next to the volume slider.

3. Tap the icon next to the Night Shift to toggle between Dark and Light mode.

Dedicated Option in Control Centre

You can place a dedicated Dark/Light toggle button in the Control Centre by doing this:

1. Go to settings.

2. Tap on Control Centre. 

3.  Tap on Customize Control.

4. Tap the green button on the left of “Dark Mode” under MORE CONTROLS section to add the option to the Control Centre.

Now you will see a dedicated button in your Control Centre for switching between Dark and Light theme.

The option to switch between Dark and Light theme is available in iOS 13 or iPad OS 13 and above only, and not on any previous version.

Frequently Asked Question:

Q. I see “Dark Mode On Until Sunrise” option in Control Centre, and no option to switch to either Light or Dark mode without changing back until told.

Ans. Go to settings > Control Centre > Display & Brightness, and tap the Automatic option to disable Automatically changing to Dark/Light appearance.

These are all the possible methods to Toggle between Dark and Light theme in the latest versions of iOS 13 and iPad OS 13 till now.

Altering from Dark to Light appearance happens in a snap and affects the look of your Home Screen, Lock screen and an array of apps and sometimes the websites as well.

Whether you like Dark theme over Light theme or Light theme over dark, it depends on your personal preference. The dark mode introduced in iOS 13 has some likeable perks like stunning visuals in messaging apps like Messenger or WhatsApp, less eye strain at night and, in dimmer areas while the Light Mode is usually preferred in brighter daylight. And of course some just like one theme at all times.

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