Dark Mode

Some of the best jailbreak tweaks for Dark Mode on iOS 14

One of the features I use non-stop on both my iPhone and iPad is Dark Mode. It’s something I wanted Apple to incorporate into its platform for eons after enjoying a multitude of jailbreak tweaks that unofficially provided the capability for so many years. That wish was granted in iOS & iPadOS 13, and it continues to be a popular feature even in iOS & iPadOS 14.

Now that we’ve enjoyed Dark Mode out of the box on the iOS and iPadOS platforms for a couple of years, it’s only natural that the jailbreak community has developed different ways of augmenting how we use and interact with it. Whether or not you’ve been following along for all that time, this piece will briefly summarize what we think are some of the best jailbreak tweaks for upgrading the Dark Mode user experience on iOS 14.

AirPopupConnect upgrades the H1 headphone pairing interface with dark mode & a connect button

A lot of magic happens when you bring a new pair of AirPods or Apple/Beats-branded equivalent headphones or earbuds with the proprietary H1 chip close to your iPhone for the first time. The pairing process is simply beautiful, complete with a stunning 3D render-equipped pairing interface and the works.

A similar interface appears when you bring any of the aforementioned audio devices close to your iPhone from then on so that you can view its current battery charge or just gawk at the gorgeous animations some more. But it’s noticeably missing something — a button for easily connecting to said device.

This tweak makes the YouTube app conform to iOS’ system dark mode settings

Dark mode was perhaps one of the most sought-after features in iOS & iPadOS 13 when it debuted in 2019. Even today, a substantial percentage of iOS and iPadOS 14 users continue to use dark mode right out of the box, and there are no signs of that changing with iOS & iPadOS 15 this Fall.

Many apps for iOS and iPadOS automatically adapt to your system dark mode settings in an effort to blend in with other parts of the operating system, but some apps require the user to switch to a dark mode-friendly user interface manually.

Dark Maps forces dark mode in Apple Maps at all times

The Apple Maps app is designed to display maps in light or dark mode based on one of two different circumstances; 1) the user’s system light or dark mode setting, and 2) the time of day it is.

Wouldn’t it be nice, however, if the app allowed you to choose between light or dark mode all the time without having to switch your system light or dark mode setting and without having to wait for a specific time of the day? If you answered yes, then you’re in for a treat.

How to use dark or light backgrounds for Notes on iPhone and iPad

Notes Background in Dark Mode on iPhone

Dark mode is one of those features that came along and it was all the rave. Instead of all that brightness, you could have your device and the apps on it carry a soothing, dark appearance. As things progressed, we started seeing plenty of apps offering dark mode and giving you a choice to use it. And maybe you don’t realize it, but Notes is one of those apps.

When you enable dark mode on your iPhone or iPad, you can decide if you want the Notes app to oblige. Plus, you can keep specific notes with a light background while others are dark. This gives you the pleasing appearance you want for notes you use often.

Here, we’ll show you how to use both dark and light backgrounds in the Notes app on iPhone and iPad.

WebShade brings Dark Mode to the web pages you visit on your jailbroken iPhone

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.

How to manage Dark Mode in Facebook for iOS

Facebook's Dark Mode has been in testing with a smaller subset of users since April 2020. Recently, the social network expanded the test to include more users and is now publicly testing Dark Mode support in its iPhone and iPad app. Follow along with us to learn how to manage Dark Mode in the mobile Facebook app for iPhone and iPad.

FloatingDarkMode gives jailbreakers an always-visible dark mode toggle

The addition of dark mode support was perhaps one of the biggest new features of last year’s iOS 13 release, and it’d be an understatement to say that Apple delivered a wonderful dark mode-centric user experience. On a stock device, dark mode can be toggled on or off from the Settings app, or via Control Center if the user has added the dark mode toggle module.

But for those who are too lazy to deal with either of the above options, a newly released and free jailbreak tweak called FloatingDarkMode by iOS developer Ethan Whited brings an always-accessible dark mode toggle button to jailbroken handsets that floats over any user interface.

Make Spotify’s Now Playing interface more OLED-friendly with Blackout

The Spotify Music app is one of the best alternatives to Apple Music in terms of online music streaming for the iPhone or iPad, and while the application itself already sports a somewhat ‘dark’ aesthetic, there are certainly some areas where it could do with improvement for those who like using dark mode or who use an OLED display-equipped handset.

Blackout is a newly released and free jailbreak tweak by iOS developer atebitsy that brings improved dark mode and OLED display support to the Spotify Music app, and it does so by providing users with an always-blacked out Now Playing interface background, as depicted by the before and after screenshot examples above.

Surenix launches Vantaye, a Dark Mode-friendly icon theme for all iOS 14 devices

One of the takeaway new features that shipped with iOS and iPadOS 14 just a couple of weeks ago is the ability to “theme” your Home Screen’s app icons. This is one of many features from Apple’s latest and greatest mobile operating systems that seems heavily inspired by the jailbreak community. That said, it’s not surprising that some jailbreak community theme creators have started porting themes over to iOS and iPadOS 14.

Joining that list is esteemed graphic designer and theme creator Surenix, who just this week released a new Dark Mode-friendly theme for iOS and iPadOS 14 dubbed Vantaye. This theme puts a darker spin on your handset’s Home Screen app icons, and if you recall a theme for jailbroken devices that Surenix named Ayedapt that was released earlier this year, then some of these icons probably look familiar…