Would you use a systemwide Dark Mode in iOS 13?

Would you use a systemwide Dark Mode in iOS 13?
We've been talking about systemwide dark mode coming to iOS since at least 2016 (no, not the inverted colors in the Accessibility menu), but we may have to wait until Apple unveils iOS 13 later this year for the real deal. At least that is what a few insiders allegedly revealed in a Bloomberg report, together with news about other new software features that await.

Apple introduced a great dark mode in the macOS Mojave edition and is reportedly going to mimic the idea in iOS for "easier nighttime viewing," like what you see in John Calkin's concept render above. 

Given how often we pick up our phones before bed, right after waking up, and many times in between, not getting blinded by glaring white backgrounds will be a godsend if Apple manages to do it in style.

Moreover, Apple is apparently heading towards OLED displays for all of its future iPhones down the road, and the power draw of those when displaying dark colors makes your battery happy. Would people be in for an iOS-wide dark mode, though? We wanted to ask you if you like such an option and would use it if it comes with iOS 13 indeed.

Would you use a systemwide Dark Mode in iOS 13?

Oh, yes, Apple, please bring it on!
91.48%
Nah, I don't care about dark modes
8.52%

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28 Comments

1. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Why not? Especially with these OLED displays...

2. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, that would be a refreshing look. Smart invert is ok, but doesn't work in every area.

21. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Smart invert - with its limitation - is a real pleasure to use, a full dark mode would be even better (I have always wondered why would manufacturers stay away from dark mode).

3. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

So you pay lots of Cash for a great oled Display, then to keep the dark mode on? Moronic.

4. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

how so?

11. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Yeah it makes perfect sense to me. Also it actually makes use of said display in the day to day.

12. libra89

Posts: 2281; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Double post

7. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The idea here is to remove all the pure white backgrounds that are present in most settings apps. Even most Google apps use a white-based background, which eat up battery, because white is the most difficult color for an OLED screen to display. Manufacturers advertise the battery saving capabilities of OLEDs, but do nothing to make that a reality.

10. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

i understand completely, hell i leave my s9+ in greyscale mode and it dramatically improves the battery life, i was responding to Zeeya.

8. dnomadic

Posts: 415; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Mornonic???? Better Batery life with dark mode, it looks appealing to many (me). And the UI is dark but games, websites, applications, videos.... they still take advantage of the OLED display. Not moronic to give people options

9. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

Or you could say...having a OLED display gives you really deep blacks and save battery life. Win win. How in the hell is that moronic lol

14. maherk

Posts: 6879; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

If you know how OLED works, then you'll realize why people want dark mode on their phones. Not only eliminating the white background is better for your eyes, but having all these pixels that are off translates into better battery life and less stress on the cpu.

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31053; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True words bro. I love it.

25. Valdomero

Posts: 677; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

And less burn-ins

5. tokuzumi

Posts: 1900; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I'd use a system wide dark theme on any platform if given the opportunity. With OLED screens benefiting from using black backgrounds, it's a win-win for the company and the consumer. Battery life is extended, which increases satisfaction with the manufacturer, and means better brand loyalty

6. Peaceboy

Posts: 640; Member since: Oct 11, 2018

Definitely. After mojave, i wont go back to light theme

13. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

Nope. Dark themes have always looked tacky and depressing.

15. apple-rulz

Posts: 2115; Member since: Dec 27, 2016

To me it makes no sense, everyone loves to extol the beautiful colors OLED can reproduce, but then want to hide that ability with dark wallpapers, dark themes, etc.

16. JCASS889

Posts: 539; Member since: May 18, 2018

the dark mode does not effect wallpaper, u can choose to use any wallpaper u want, also it is an OPTION. dont like it? dont use it.

28. mootu

Posts: 1520; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Dark mode does does not affect how colours are displayed, if anything it accentuates colours making them seem more rich against the dark background.

17. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

2K19 belongs to the dark mode on OS’s. One UI based on android p, android Q and iOS 13

22. rouyal

Posts: 1582; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

2K19? Why not just type “2019”? It doesnt make it any shorter

26. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3137; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

2019 belongs to those catching up. Dark Mode was on Windows Phone since its inception in 2012 and BlackBerry OS10 adopted it in 2013.

18. kennybenny

Posts: 214; Member since: Apr 10, 2017

I'd use it when I upgrade to the iPad 2018, I don't think my Mini 2 would receive iOS 13 because of it's age......

20. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

I’m currently on iPhone 8 and I like the interface of calculator, clock, compass and stock’s blackish look, It looks gorgeous in LCD but in Oled that would be a plus point.

23. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

Personal preference

27. adeelzsoomro

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 07, 2019

I know that, but windows phones are dead and blackberry OS too

19. cmdacos

Posts: 4208; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I already use dark mode everywhere I can and with one UI coming Monday in Canada I will definitely be running dark mode across my note 9.

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