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Dark mode

Android users have had the dark mode feature for a while, and it's been a hotly requested one for iOS. As of iOS 13, dark mode is finally here! Dark mode changes many interface elements and app UIs from light to dark, making an iPhone's screen much less intense and Apple claims easier on the eyes.

Apple's stock apps all change appearance with dark mode toggled on, and there are a number of third-party apps on iOS that already have a dark mode-like interface option. Whether those apps will abandon their own dark mode in favor of using Apple's dark mode API remains to be seen. 

If dark mode is as popular as the volume of iOS users clamoring for it seems to be, it's probably only a matter of time before more third-party developers add it as an option.

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By Brandon Vigliarolo

Brandon is a Staff Writer for TechRepublic. He's an award-winning feature writer who previously worked as an IT professional and served as an MP in the US Army.