What Is The "Dark Mode?" - Simply Explained

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What Is The "Dark Mode?" - Simply Explained
What Is The "Dark Mode?" - Simply Explained

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A “dark mode” in an app or a program changes the user interface to dark colors. The function is also called "night mode" or "dark mode". It is particularly useful in the evening so that the eyes are not blinded by the bright screen.

  • Scientifically speaking, the "dark mode" should lead to the eyes being relieved.
  • In addition, a "dark mode" can reduce the battery consumption of mobile devices if an OLED display is installed.

For example, there is already a "Dark Mode" for Windows 10, for Android and for iOS. But even the most well-known apps already offer a "dark mode", as our picture series shows:


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These apps support "dark mode"

How to activate the "Dark Mode" in the following apps:

  • AccuWeather
  • Facebook Messenger
  • Feedly
  • Gmail
  • Google Chrome (PC browser)
  • Google Maps
  • Google Play Store
  • Pocket
  • Reddit
  • Telegram
  • Twitch
  • Whatsapp
  • Wikipedia
  • YouTube

In the apps for which we have no instructions, simply search in the settings. You can usually find the settings via the menu icon in the corner of the app ().

The dark mode trend

According to a survey by the website basicthinking.de, 52 percent of the approximately 1,800 respondents use “dark mode” and find it “super pleasant”. “38 percent didn't know what dark mode was and 10 percent still had a mixed opinion about it.

I myself always use the "Dark Mode" if an app supports it. I just prefer darker colors than bright white. What about with you? Do you like the "Dark Mode"? Feel free to write us your opinion in the comments below.

Robert Schanze
Robert Schanze

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