Words can’t express how much I enjoy the native Dark Mode feature on my iPhone and iPad, but even though most of my apps play along with this feature, many would agree that most web pages don’t.
If, like me, you’re a Dark Mode user on the iOS and iPadOS platforms and despise having your eyeballs seared to a crisp in their sockets by ultra-bright web pages, then chances are you’ll appreciate the concept behind a new and free jailbreak tweak dubbed WebShade by iOS developer WilsontheWolf.
WebShade is best described as a universal Dark Mode for all the web pages you visit in your favorite web browser. The tweak appears to support multiple web browsers, as we can confirm that it works with both the native Safari app and with Google Chrome from the App Store:
The primary change that you’ll see in the web pages is that the background takes a dark gray approach rather than plain white. The benefits are obvious, as this makes reading web pages easier on the eyes in darker environments, and it jibes well with your iPhone or iPad’s native Dark Mode feature if you’ve enabled it.
The concept behind WebShade isn’t particularly new, as tweaks like Deluminator and Nebula have been offering similar functionality since 2018. However, both of the aforementioned tweaks are paid, whereas WebShade is completely free.
While WebShade works particularly well for most websites, it’s worth nothing that its free price tag shows in more ways than one. Not only doesn’t it come with any options to configure, as Deluminator and Nebula do, but it doesn’t work with every single web page. In some cases, you may stumble upon one that isn’t compatible with the tweak, likely due to its web design composition.
Still, that’s no reason not to give WebShade a try. I found that most of my favorite web pages are supported, and chances are, they will be for you too.
Those interested in giving WebShade a try can download the tweak for free from WilsontheWolf’s personal repository via their favorite package manager. The tweak supports jailbroken iOS & iPadOS 13 and 14 devices and is open source on the developer’s GitHub page for those interested in learning more about what makes it tick.
If you aren’t already using WilsontheWolf’s repository, then you can add it to your package manager of choice with the following URL:
Do you have any plans to expand your handset’s Dark Mode experience to the web pages you visit with WebShade? Discuss in the comments section down below.