Smart Invert in iOS 11 is as close to Dark Mode as Apple gets for now



Perhaps it has something to do with joining the dark side, but Apple has teased us for years about a system-wide Dark Mode and has never delivered. Perhaps the force is not strong enough to make this a feature on iOS even though every year there is a rumor that it is coming. While iOS does have an Invert Color feature, this is not exactly what the Apple faithful have been hoping for. The latter feature will invert colors used on photos, emoji and Message attachments.

But with iOS 11 comes Smart Invert. This brings users the same features as Invert Color, but is smarter. In other words, it will work throughout an iPhone's system, but will not touch photographs. It also will not turn apps from black to white. For example, the clock app will remain black.

Those using a beta version of iOS 11 on their iPhone can check out Smart Invert by following these directions. Go to Settings > General > Accessibility > Display Accommodations > Invert Colors > Smart Invert. And since a public beta version of iOS 11 has been released, you don't have to be a developer to check it out.

Clicking on the video at the top of the story will show you how to activate Smart Invert. Also, while viewing the video, note that the older version of the Invert feature is now called Classic Invert.

source: TechAssist via BGR

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23 Comments

1. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Oh my f**kin Lord Apple, something so simple to implement yet you haven't got it done all these years to the dissatisfaction of some quarters of the sheep community. Sheep it's time to turn to Samsung, we have many Black Themes in the Theme store! lol

2. kiko007

Posts: 7518; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Dude, Android doesn't have systematic Dark mode either, so please, take Apple's dick out of your filthy mouth. You Samsheep literally ruin everything.

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

He specifically said Samsung, not the stock Android OS.

5. ahmuzencab

Posts: 192; Member since: May 12, 2017

Be nice to other PA users please, regardless of their OS preference and bias. Also, that was brutal. Spit out my chicken salad.

6. Slytherin

Posts: 268; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

No that's why Sammy came along to put things right! No i'll never get down and take Tim's $1300 Dick like you f**kers do. You Sheep have taken it so many times its second nature to you now. You don't know any better. iSheep iZombie

7. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yeah, exactly Lagsung fans are the worst cancer on the internet, they’re trolling since prehistoric times, so pathetic, I feel sorry for their lives, so wasted human capital

10. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I feel sorry for myself too having the top rated phone two years in a row now. Wish i could find a higher rated phone lol

13. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Maybe if you changed platform you would find a higher rated phone but then I realize you’re stuck in your beautiful delusional world where Samsung is the best and then there’s nothing to do but just feel sorry for you and your ill fated life =’’’’(

12. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I feel sorry for pathetic fanboys like you calling out others for being pathetic fanboys on the other side. Such a waste of space.

14. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

And you’re the most pathetic living being on the internet believing you can troll every article since you’re “against every fanboy”, gosh you have to be very miserable to have such purpose in life man, just get laid, I can get you a girl or a boy (whatever you want), but please just stop

15. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

LOL, I'm a troll just because I dislike fanboys? Non-biased people also exists here bruh, people who are not delusional like you. "gosh you have to be very miserable to have such purpose in life man, just get laid, I can get you a girl or a boy (whatever you want), but please just stop" Pretty sure you were talking to the mirror here. Oh wait, you're too young to get laid LMAO.

17. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Lol, imagine saying that when you’re the one NEVER missing any article, you’re on every comment section trolling under that tragic super hero secret identity you believe makes you look morally and politically correct, but it doesn’t as you’re just trolling, and I’m older than you and can get whoever I want to bed, just by your pathetic speech it can be assumed that you’re a kid living in your moms basement, and btw do I have to remind you that you’re not doing your duty right, you didn’t say anything to the troll on the first comment who started everything

18. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

What? LMAO 1: I don't even comment on more than half of the articles here. 2: You're obviously a kid who's mad your mommy didn't buy you a good phone 3: Stop dreaming of getting laid, you're too young for that, you don't want your partner to end up in jail, don't ya? 4: Just because I hurt your little fanboy feelings doesn't make me a troll. Then again, thank you for the entertainment! You kids pretending to be adults can be very entertaining LOL

19. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Your basic responses are so cute and are the evidence of your naive teenager mind :) You didn’t hurt my feelings at all, that’s so pretentious of you to say that, I’m just conflicted about your rol as a hero on the comment section who doesn’t do the job right, you’re fighting every fanboy, yet I don’t see you doing that with the android trolls here specifically on this article (let’s not pretend there aren’t cause it’s pretty obvious there are more android trolls than “apple trolls”, and this is an apple article that has nothing to do with android, there’s no controversy that could trigger any fandroid yet they are here doing what they do best); then I commend you to stfu and stop trolling, get a life, study, work, get a girlfriend or boyfriend and leave your moms basement cause she’ll definitely thank you for that

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Because you don't deserve a proper response, you're a kid pretending to be an adult then proceeds to call others kids. Also, I comment on articles normally, if you don't see them, then you may have to get your eyes checked. Also, the length and content of your replies alone indicates that I obviously struck your nerves. Man you kids on the web are entertaining :)

21. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Yeah, whatever makes you sleep better, good luck trying to get out of that basement if you really want to ;)

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Looks like you've mistaken this comment section for a mirror. :)

23. whatev

Posts: 2337; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Whatever you want dude, you just proved my point many comments before, if you wanna keep rambling just so you can feel better with yourself, go ahead, I’ll be waiting for your basic reply like “you just proved mine too”, “you’re talking to a mirror” or such, your simpleness and predictable comments are becoming boring *rolls eyes

24. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

No one's proving you're point, here's what you sound like right now: "This guy pointed me out for being a blind fanboy, surely he's just a troll who trolls all other blind fanboys in this site" Heck, you don't even deny being a blind-@ss Apple fanboy LMAO. BTW, it's cute how you still reply, I really appreciate your effort on entertaining me :)

9. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I see kiko is dipping to new lows calling people sheep, the exact same term he has chastised countless others for.

16. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

"Samsheep literally ruin everything." Says the sheep.

8. Nopers unregistered

The difference is dark modes downloaded from the samsung store often come with rubbish looking icons and also don't change how apps look, I'm pretty sure smart invert is there so developers don't have to implement a dark theme for their App.

11. cmdacos

Posts: 4272; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Difference is I can change my icons to what I want. Let me try that on my iPhone... I'll get back to you...

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