Lack of a system-wide dark mode is an accessibility issue.

Number:rdar://18448513 Date Originated:24-Sep-2014
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:iPhone 6 Product Version:iOS 8
Classification: Reproducible:
Currently, there is no system-wide feature to allow a dark mode. A universal low-contrast mode would be useful at nighttime, and for people who with certain vision issues (, as a high contrast white background can incredibly frustrating to use.

The inverted colors is not a good solution — colors in photographs and UI lose meaning.

In addition, inverting colors is not easily accessible, even when triple tapping a home button, which requires the user to dig through the settings app to activate.

Ideally, there would be a system-wide switch that turns on dark mode permanently (like a more global Yosemite-style dark mode), or in situations when the screen brightness drops below a certain level.


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