How to activate your iOS 8 iPhone or iPad's secret-ish Night Mode feature

How to activate your iOS 8 iPhone or iPad's secret-ish Night Mode feature
Did you know that your iOS 8 Apple iDevice has a built-in Night Mode? You probably don't, or at least we didn't. By far, this is the most obscure iOS feature we've ever experienced, and we've been through our jailbreaking/Cydia days, thank you. It's buried so deep inside the system menus that simply stumbling upon it by yourself is a very unlikely event. Thank Reddit user marksalnikov for enlightening us on how to dim the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch's screens for comfortable night-time use. The instructions worked, so we're passing along the good stuff. 

Mind you, there's no jailbreaking or app installing of any kind - just good old-fashioned lurking in the menus!

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34 Comments

1. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Lol... this is way harder than opening Dev Mode on android that actually give meaningful purpose.... and just to dim your screen... Aren't there apps for that? I am sure there are for Android.

9. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I should mention for you iPhone users that once this is set up you can proceed to Settings>General>Accessibility>Accessibility Shortcut>Zoom. This will allow you to tripple click the home button to enable or diable this "Night Mode" at any time.

2. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

LOL it's not a "secret" function just because your average iTard cannot navigate a menu and needs their hands held and runs to the genius bar every time they need help with the most basic of tasks. And you people wonder why you're laughing stocks lol.

3. peace247 unregistered

And those isheep says android is confusing...... Its easier than this to root an android phone and flash another rom;-)

4. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

android was never made for stupid simpletons, apple is. android for advance users.

5. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

not anymore... Android is for reaching the majority of users, smart or dumb... Now Apple makes it seem like their UI is simpler and easier to use, but this hasn't been the case for a long while...

11. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

see galaxy s5 menus and get back to me.

15. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

lol yeah, I forgot about TW... I have a Sony and its menus and UI is very easy to navigate..... Anyway, what I meant was Android as what google intended.

17. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

What's so hard about navigating through tab menus? Fail of a post.

34. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

In general it is a lot harder to find settings in the Tabbed way is arrange in TW vs Sony's or Stock Android... I use both regularly.

25. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

Reading is HARD, isn't it?

6. Apakalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

For their info,(Apple Company) that so-called hidden feature is not important to the end user. Otherwise, it has been advertised seriously. Apple oh no no no. I really hate that company for defrauding and bewitching ignorant smartphone users. Well! Those Americans cherish every bogus thing from their country...

7. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

the only bs bogus thing is apple. all others are ok.

8. Apakalo

Posts: 7; Member since: Aug 22, 2014

And degrade every good things somewhere. We the wise ones really know that...

12. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

you certainly sound wise.....

13. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

you certainly an apple fan.....

19. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I own both. What did I say that makes you think that? No need to be butthurt.

31. Like-A-Sir

Posts: 67; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

but you side and give apple every credit. im not butthurt, nor a fanboy.

14. frustyak

Posts: 248; Member since: Mar 08, 2010

Used Android for years (HTC Aria, One X, Moto Atrix), went iPhone 5S for a year. I loved it, but when a chance came along to get the OnePlus One last month, I took it. So I'm back on the Android wagon. That will change when my contract is up in December. I use and love Android, but I simply can't take the arrogant, barf-inducing, snarky attitudes I'm seeing in the PA comments from the Android fanboys anymore. I'm going back to Apple for my next phone. You see, unlike 95% of the Android users that bash Apple, I actually owned and used an iPhone.

16. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

So you make your buying choices not for the things that suit you the most, but because of the attitude of people using similar devices on a webpage? Wow...

26. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

So you basically let other people make the choice for you, even though it isn't what you want? Yep, the iphone is perfect for you.

21. iampayne

Posts: 322; Member since: Aug 12, 2013

How is this different than changing the brightness in control center?

27. Legnaldo

Posts: 63; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

It allows the screen to go much darker than the brightness control will allow.

32. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

It's very useful when going to movie theatres since the iPhone 6's lowest brightness setting is still too bright.

33. md227a

Posts: 224; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Just wanted to say thanks for sharing this

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