iOS 13 : tour of the interface-mode dark

2019 is the year of the mode dark on the mobile OS. At the same time that Google’s Android Q, iOS 13 is going to take this display mode optional. macOS Mojave had inaugurated a year ago, now the iPhone and iPad.

There is a relatively fast toggle the mode between “Clear” and the mode “dark”, it is by the control Center. Pressure on the brightness setting shows a third icon, named “Aspect”. This switch indicates until when the mode selected will be active.

The complete settings are in the options of “Brightness and” display of iOS. There, it activates the mode of his choice and we can define a switches automatically between the light and the dark according to criteria schedules. The change will be based on sunrise and sunset of the sun, or with settings hours of your choice.

The dark theme applies to the entire interface system and apps, at least those that have been adapted accordingly. The wallpaper is hold also on this setting of theme. It should, however, funds are optimized and Apple provides four. They contain a mix of colors including white. They are identified in the gallery with their icon, day/night (also read iOS 13 and macOS 10.15 : install the new fund screen).

The change on the bottom of the screen occurs as a function of the ambient light : when it is falling, the colors are subdued and the white spot turns black. This mechanism is optional, it is a choice to make in the settings of wallpapers.

The versions “Light” and “Dark” of the same background on the home screen

Almost everywhere the interface of iOS has been recreated in dark, the same as those of apps. Some are not yet past, it is the case of Weather or for those who post web content (the Apple app Store for example).

Speaking of web, if sites have been prepared to reflect the display mode of the system that the visit, they will offer a presentation dark (read Safari TP : websites can switch to dark as a function of macOS Mojave). Example with two sites, two characters of our team members.

A few catches and then apps whose interface takes advantage of the mode dark. Note that for Safari, it is not easy to tell the difference between a page that you visit in private mode (which by default uses a tone darker for its interface) and the same page in a regular browser but with the interface in mode dark. It can be identified with the (too small) marked “Private” in front of the domain name of the website.

Safari : on the left the page is dark because it is in private browsing, on the right there is just mode dark


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