Dark Mode

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…

Deliveries 9.0 offers a fresh new look, subscriptions, and a bevy of new features

These unprecedented times we live in, driven by the uncertainty of the Coronavirus pandemic, have driven more people to resort to online shopping over in-store shopping than ever before. With so many online orders happening all at once, some may find it difficult to keep track of all their packages, and that’s one reason why I use the Deliveries package tracking app from Junecloud.

Junecloud released a massive update for Deliveries on Wednesday, officially bringing the popular tracking up to version 9.0 for iOS, iPadOS, macOS, and watchOS and incorporating a plethora of much-needed upgrades including aesthetically pleasing interface tweaks and handy new features. If you’re already using Deliveries, then this is an update you won’t want to miss – and to those who aren’t… what are you doing with your life?

macOS Big Sur: How to make Dark Mode even darker on your Mac

The dramatic Dark Mode look arrived to the Mac with the October 2017 release of the macOS 10.14 Yosemite software update. Fast forward three years and users can now force Dark Mode to become a bit darker thanks to a new setting in macOS 11.0 Big Sur. Follow along with our tutorial for step-by-step instructions for how to to make Dark Mode even darker on your Mac.