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iOS 16 Dark Mode: All You Need to Know Is Here

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2022-09-21 / Update for  iOS 16

Seeing an appealing phone display always excites us with a different energy. However, some people prefer using dark colors and low brightness display to mitigate those intense light effects on the eyes.

ios 16 dark mode

To facilitate those users, Apple introduced the iOS 16 dark mode feature. Moreover, it’s helpful to read screens even in low light situations. Here is everything you need to know about the iOS dark mode feature.

What Is iOS Dark Mode

The dark mode is basically a display setting for smartphone or laptop users. When you choose to have a dark mode on your mobile device, it changes the default settings which is a light screen (light mode) having dark text.

In dark mode, you get to see light color text against a black screen. Most people choose dark mode just because of the less light emission by the device screen. This maintains the color contrast and helps in readability.

What's New about iOS 16 Dark Mode

With every update, Apple tries to include more exciting features to keep surprising its users. With iOS 16 updates, Apple has introduced the option to enable dark mode to a selected live wallpaper.

With this, you can have your device’s live wallpaper in a dark mode which looks stunning. This way, Apple aims to elevate the hypnotic effect of dark mode by giving the dark appearance to live wallpapers.

How to Enable iOS 16 Dark Mode

With the release of iOS 16, it’s accessible for users to update their iOS version to the latest one. So, before enabling dark mode, make your device is up to date. Here is how to enable dark mode on iOS 16.

  • Unlock your device and head over to the settings app. Scroll down to find the “Focus” option and tap on it.
  • Select the Focus mode you want to enable dark mode on it.
  • Scroll down and tap Add Focus Filter under FOCUS FILETERS.
  • Select Dark Mode and turn it on.

    enable dark mode
  • Now the dark mode option is turned on.

Problem: What Happened to Dark Mode Wallpapers on iOS 16

Many apple users are complaining about this new feature of iOS 16. It doesn’t work on many devices and they see iOS 16 no more dark mode for the wallpapers. According to iPhone users, when they try to turn on dark mode, it doesn’t apply to the live wallpaper. It can be a bug or any software glitch that hinders its function.

People also complained that they cannot get old iOS 15 wallpaper in iOS 16. Since it seems nearly impossible to go back to the previous version to keep enjoying the dark mode wallpaper which doesn’t work in the iOS 16 version.

Downgrade iOS Version to Fix Issues of iOS 16 Dark Mode

It seems pretty much impossible to downgrade your device once you have updated it. But nothing is impossible in the world. The same is the case here. Using a professional third-party tool, you can downgrade the iOS version to keep enjoying iOS 16 dark mode.

Tenorshare ReiBoot for iOS is an iOS recovery tool that deals with all iPhone iOS system recovery problems. To downgrade the iOS 16 beta version, you need to use deep downgrade mode. Before initiating a deep downgrade, make sure you have a backup of all the iPhone data. Here is how to downgrade iOS version using deep downgrade.

  • Download and Install Tenorshare ReiBoot for iPhone on your computer. Connect your iPhone to the computer. Once the connection is established, click on “Downgrade iOS” at the bottom left corner of the panel.

    download reiboot
  • Next, choose “deep downgrade” mode and click the button below to proceed.

    choose deep downgrade option
  • After this, the software will detect the iOS version and will ask you to download “iOS firmware package. Click on “download” to get it.

    download firmware
  • Once the firmware package is downloaded, now click on “Start Deep Downgrade” to downgrade iOS 16 to iOS 15.6.1.

    start deep downgrade button
  • During the downgrading process, keep your device connected to the computer. Once the process is completed, you will get a notice on the window and your device will downgrade to the previous iOS version.

    downgrade completed


Since iOS dark mode is a much-admired feature, we can guess how much frustrating it would be to see it not working. If you see iOS 16 dark mode is not working on your device then you can try to downgrade your device to the previous version. We hope now you have an option to do it yourself without investing much time.