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How to Set Auto Light and Dark Mode in iPhone X/11 Pro?

How to Set Auto Light and Dark Mode in iPhone

In this post, I will let you know how you can set auto light and dark mode in iPhone x and 11 pro step by step.

Almost all major digital platforms and mobiles are now providing dark mode facility. It helps users navigate the phone during night without damaging eyesight. Light mode during day time is more preferable.

The latest versions of iPhone like X and 11 pro comes with auto light and dark mode functionality.

Here’s you will learn how you can enable auto light and dark mode in iPhone and why you should use dark version of the display during night time.

Let’s get started…

What is Dark Mode in iPhone?

As the name suggest ‘Dark Mode’ is changing of the traditional iOS screen background. With this new feature you can colour swap iPhone operating system, changing it to a darker hue. This means that your phone’s brightness will also reduce with a dark coloured background.

Apple has also advanced specially enhanced wallpapers, which automatically changes as you switch from light to dark.

Why should you Use it?

Dark mode is generally used in a low-light environment, as looking at a very bright screen may disturb your eyes and other around you as well.

But it is better to let the ‘Dark Mode’ be turned on most of the time as most of us are around very bright lights and according to a research, we spend more than 11 hours per day on an electronic device, be it computer, smartphone or television.

These bright lights can harm our eyes making it dry or itchy, or even lead to insomnia, headaches, or neck pain.

As the Dark Mode can have better health effects, it is also good with power saving.

But, if you are not willing to have dark display all the time then you can set auto change of light and dark mode in iPhone X and 11 Pro.

You just need to follow below steps…

Steps to Set Auto Light & Dark Mode in iPhone X and 11 Pro

Step 1

Go to ‘Settings’ app on your iPhone

Step 2

Select the ‘Display & Brightness’ option

Step 3

Check mark light mode and enable ‘Automatic’ option.

Enable Auto Light and Dark Mode in iPhone
Enable Auto Light and Dark Mode in iPhone

Step 5

Next select ‘Options’ (Here you will see Sunset to Sunrise or Custom schedule)

Step 5

Select either Sunset to Sunrise or Custom Schedule

Note: By choosing the Custom Schedule option you can schedule the times you want the Dark Mode to be turned on and off.

By choosing the Sunset to Sunrise, iPhone uses the phone clock to regulate when it’s night-time for you.

In brief,

These are the steps you need to follow to set enable auto light and dark mode on iPhone X and 11 Pro.

Though Dark Mode can become problematic in a well-lit room or in direct sunlight as you might not be able to see properly due to the dark background.

So, the best option is to switch, just know when it is best for you to use which mode and keep switching!


Written by Nyk Patel

Nyk Patel is the editor-in-chief at He always curious to know about latest technology trends that helps people to make their daily life easy and he also loves to review different software, gadgets, and other tech products.