Dark mode is one of my favorite new features in iOS 13, but Apple doesn’t give you too many options as far as switching between dark and light mode is concerned apart from doing so manually and automatically based on the time of day it is.
An iOS developer by the name of Smokin1337 recognized that this as something that could be improved, and with that in mind, a new and free jailbreak tweak called AdaptiveDarkMode was conceived.
Just as the name implies, AdaptiveDarkMode makes iOS 13’s native dark mode a whole lot more versatile by defining when dark mode should be turned on based on specific user-defined circumstances, such as when Do Not Disturb or Low Power Mode are turned on or when the handset’s display brightness level is reduced below a specific threshold.
Upon installing AdaptiveDarkMode, you’ll find a dedicated preference pane in the Settings app where you can configure the tweak’s options to your liking:
Here, you can:
- Toggle AdaptiveDarkMode on or off on demand
- Configure a custom display brightness threshold under which dark mode is automatically turned on
- Automatically enable dark mode when Low Power Mode is turned on
- Automatically enable dark mode when Do Not Disturb is turned
- Manually designate apps that will always show in light mode when running
- Manually designate apps that will always show in dark mode when running
If you’re lucky enough to have a checkra1n-supported handset in your possession and can jailbreak iOS 13, then this is one of those tweaks that I’d highly recommend downloading since it’s free of cost and seems to augment Apple’s native dark mode functionality. We’d also like to see Apple themselves to take some notes on some of these features for upcoming iterations of iOS.
Those interested in trying AdaptiveDarkMode can download it for free from the Packix repository in their repository manager of choice. Obviously, the tweak is only intended for jailbroken iOS 13 handsets as it relies on native dark mode rather than third-party dark mode-centric add-ons.
Do you like what AdaptiveDarkMode brings to the table as far as dark mode customization is concerned? Let us know in the comments section.