Dark Mode Upon Us

2019 has just started and many will start to experience the need for software and app updates on their devices and we predict a feature called “dark mode” dominating in all major apps.

Dark mode changes the background and many elements of various apps from light color shades to black and dark grey.

According to a new research study, most people check their phones an average of 80 times a day while on vacation, with some checking their screen more than 300 times each day.

A study contacted on 2 000 people found that while people do want to relax and get away from their daily routine, they seem to struggle with taking a break from their phones.

Moreover, 10% of the people admitted to checking their phones around 300 times a day. Taking a photo, getting directions, answering phone calls, responding to texts.

It turns out that all of that empty white space that different Operating Systems has been using over the past few years uses more power, which in turn drains your battery. A darker interface requires less power and is less taxing on your battery.

When dark mode is enabled it provides a reverse color scheme intended to improve readability.If you haven’t tried out the feature, or seen anyone else use it, it basically inverts your screen. A traditionally white screen becomes a dark blue or black, and text becomes white

So, what’s got everyone going to the dark side? There are quite a few positives to operating on dark mode, these include decreased eye strain, less sleep disruption, save battery life and some medical conditions are less aggravated.

Currently, Facebook messenger is testing the dark mode. According to Wong (via Android Police), Facebook recently started publicly testing Dark Mode in “certain countries”.

However, there hasn’t been an official Facebook announcement about the dark mode for months, and we don’t currently know which countries this new test is being conducted in.

According to darkmodelist.com so far there are 89 Apps that support Dark Mode