We have known for a long time now that an official dark mode is on the horizon and it recently became a reality when Apple announced it in June this year. It will roll out next month and oh boy, does it look good!

With darker wallpapers and perfect color accuracy, dark mode is an amazing feature that not only looks incredible but is also easier on your eyes and can reduce battery usage, according to Google.

Thankfully, you don’t have to wait till September to get this amazing feature on your device when Apple finally announces its newest iPhone.

Some of the third party apps have already rolled out dark mode features for their apps to give you a taste of what is coming to your devices this fall.

Below are some of the apps that have custom dark modes and the complete instructions to turn over to the dark side.

Fantastical 2

This is an amazing third party app that fully integrates your iCloud calendar and reminders into a single easily readable interface. The best part is that it has a dark mode.

To enable dark mode on the app, tap the gear icon on the main screen that displays the settings page. After that, tap the toggle button next to Light Theme which will put it in the off position.

It is not a full dark mode, but beggars can’t be choosers, right?


We are all familiar with Twitter but many of us didn’t know that Twitter, for a while now, had a dark mode embedded deep in the settings and it looks pretty damn good.

To enable dark mode on Twitter, go to the settings page, tap on the Display and Sound and then turn on Dark Mode.


Want to get your fill of those dank memes on Reddit while the screen was dark and not blasting your eyes from its whiteness? Try Reddit’s dark mode.

Slide-out the menu from the left side, tap settings and then turn on the Night mode. You can also change just how much you want the screen to get dark by selecting your personal preference in the Night theme section.


Enabling dark mode on Feedly is a two-tap affair. On tapping the menu button, a menu will slide in from the side where you can select the Night mode option.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has a dark mode for a while now and it’s every bit amazing as you wish. To turn it on you must tap the profile avatar and a settings page will open. A dark mode toggle will be on top of that list.

iA Writer

iA Writer is a very handy app for taking notes and you can turn its dark mode on by pressing the gear icon and then enabling the first option ‘Dark Appearance’.

Apple Books

Even Apple’s own Books application has a dedicated dark mode that eliminates the strain of reading books on a bright screen.  To turn it on you can tap the font icon and select the color you want your interface to display and for the dark mode, you can select the color on the far right.


Slack also has an amazing dark mode and you can easily turn it on by selecting settings and scrolling down to the dark mode option and turning it on.

Google Maps

Google automatically shifts the color from light to dark mode when you’re using the navigation at night but if you want the dark mode even at day times, you can do so in the settings menu.

Go to settings page on the app and open the navigation panel. Here you will find the Map Display toggle option and you can select Night to get that beautiful dark mode.

Opting for dark mode is a matter of personal preference but if you want it on your phone or iPad, no matter how restricted, you can do so, now, by following these instructions.



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