How to Turn On Dark Mode on the iPhone in iOS 14

Dark Mode for the iPhone changes the whole look of your phone, from background to font color and even the graphics in your iPhone wallpapers. Here's how to turn on Dark Mode on your iPhone in iOS 14.

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The Dark Mode feature in iOS 14 reverses the color scheme on your iPhone, darkening the background and lightening text to provide higher contrast, and can help reduce the eye strain caused by looking at bright screens. In iOS 14, all you need to do to switch to Dark Mode on your iPhone is make some quick changes in the Settings app. Here's how to change your iPhone to Dark Mode in iOS 14.

Related: How to Adjust the Brightness of Your iPhone Screen

How to Turn On Dark Mode in iPhone Settings

This is one of the simplest settings on your iPhone. For other quick tips to help you customize your iPhone experience, master your settings, and control the brightness settings on your iPhone try our free Tip of the Day newsletter! Here's how to turn on Dark Mode:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Scroll down and select Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap the circle under Dark.

  4. Now Dark Mode is turned on for your iPhone!

    news app as it appears in light mode

Next, learn how to switch to Dark Mode on Mac!

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Tamlin Day

Tamlin Day is a feature web writer for iPhone Life and a regular contributor to iPhone Life magazine. A prolific writer of tips, reviews, and in-depth guides, Tamlin has written hundreds of articles for iPhone Life. From iPhone settings to recommendations for the best iPhone-compatible gear to the latest Apple news, Tamlin's expertise covers a broad spectrum. 

Before joining iPhone Life, Tamlin received his BFA in Media & Communications as well as a BA in Graphic Design from Maharishi International University (MIU), where he edited MIU's literary journal, Meta-fore. With a passion for teaching, Tamlin has instructed young adults, college students, and adult learners on topics ranging from spoken word poetry to taking the perfect group selfie. Tamlin's first computer, a Radioshack Color Computer III, was given to him by his father. At 13, Tamlin built his first PC from spare parts. He is proud to put his passion for teaching and tech into practice as a writer and educator at iPhone Life.