How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 11 on iPhone or iPad

To use Dark Mode on iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6(s) Plus, 6(s) or iPad is every iOS user’s dream. It is a fact universally accepted that teens and young owners spend quite a lot of time with their iPhones and iPads late at night. And Dark Mode helps reduce strain on their eyes. If they are using laptop, they can always activate YouTube dark mode in Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. But what about small screen gadgets like iPhone and iPad? Users wish they could enable and disable Dark Mode in iOS 11 on iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, 7, 7 Plus, 6(s), 6(s) Plus or iPad.

Smart Invert on iPhone is the term used by Apple; for common users, Dark Mode is a more popular term. This Smart Invert on iPhone lies in the Settings of your iOS device. Long before the release of iOS 10, users expected dark mode; but Apple disappointed them as there was no such feature in iOS 10. Before the release of iOS 11, there were rumours galore about inclusion of dark mode. This time too, users were disappointed. However, they should not lose hope; when you dig the iOS 11 features, you will find that there is a feature ‘Smart Invert’ giving similar results as dark mode offers. Read this tutorial and learn to activate night mode in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

How to Enable Dark Mode in iOS 11 on your iPhone or iPad

How to Enable Smart Invert on iPhone X, 8 Plus, 8, 7 Plus, 7, 6(s) Plus, 6(s) or iPad in iOS 11

Smart Invert is a feature to check out. This feature reverses the colours of the display, except for images, media, and some apps that use dark colour styles.

Step #1: Launch Settings app on your iOS device.

Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Next, tap on General and then Accessibility.

Step #3: Now you need to tap on Display Accommodations and tap Invert Colors.

Step#4: Your next move is to enable ‘Smart Invert’ by toggling the slider. This will give you a dark mode-like experience while you are using your iOS device.

Remember, that this is not your dark mode as you expected before the release of iOS 11. But it creates an impression of dark mode on your iPhone or iPad. This Smart Invert mode needs improvement in the areas of pictures, third-party icons and applications. Let’s hope that third-party app developers update their apps to support this new feature.

How to Disable Smart Invert (Dark Mode) on iPhone

Just in case if you want to turn Off Smart Invert feature on iPhone, then follow this below mentioned steps.

Step #1: Open Settings on your iPhone or iPad.

Open Settings on iPhone or iPad running iOS 11

Step #2: Go to General and then tap on Accessibility.

Step #3: Tap on Display Accommodations and then tap on Invert Colors.

Step#4: Simply, toggle Off Smart Invert option.

How to Switch Between Dark Mode and Regular Mode Quickly

As the name suggests, you would like to use Dark Mode after the evening or during the night. You can easily switch between the two modes by triple clicking home button on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #1: Go to SettingsGeneralAccessibility.

Step #2: Now scroll down to the bottom and tap on ‘Accessibility Shortcut’ and select ‘Smart Invert Colors’.

After doing this, you can simply triple click the home button to switch between dark mode and usual mode on your device.

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Until Apple introduces the real Dark Mode feature on its iOS devices, you can play with this feature, which is lookalike of Dark Mode.

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