Posted On 09 Jul 2020
Question: How can I enable dark mode on computers or mobile devices?
Computer and mobile device dark modes are very useful for effecting reductions in the amount of blue light coming from your screen, and thus reducing eye strain. Below are details of the way you can select dark mode for various types of device:
Windows: Simply type “dark mode” into the Windows search box, then press enter. Select Settings for the default Windows mode and default app mode settings, and choose “Dark” as your default modes. The same procedure can be used to deactivate Dark mode.
Mac OS: Click the Apple menu icon at the top left corner of your screen and select System Preferences>General> Appearances and select the Dark option. The same procedure can be used to deactivate Dark mode.
Android smartphones/tablets: Open the Settings option and select Display. Scroll down and choose Advanced>Device theme and click the Dark option. The same procedure can be used to deactivate Dark mode.
iPhone/iPad: There are two ways to activate dark mode with iPads and iPhones: you can either activate using Siri or do manually. To use Siri, simply say “Hey Siri, turn on dark mode” when your phone is unlocked, and it will be activated for you. You can also turn it off using Siri.
To activate this feature manually, swipe up from the bottom of the screen; Control Centre will appear. On the brightness indicator, hold your finger down and the brightness settings will appear on screen. The default setting is Dark Mode Off; you will see this underneath an icon on the left-hand side. Clicking on this will activate Dark Mode. You can use the same procedure to switch it off again.