How to Enable Dark Mode with Focus on iPhone in iOS 16

Focus Mode is designed to help you give your best to the thing that matters to you by keeping all the distractions at a fair distance. Times when you are meditating, sweating out in the gym, or having a peaceful time, this feature can come in super handy by ensuring random alerts and unnecessary calls do not ruin your time. With iOS 16, the Focus Mode has become even better and offers plenty of customization including the ability to enable dark mode. That said, let’s learn how to enable dark mode with a Focus on iPhone in iOS 16.

Enable Dark Mode with Focus on iPhone in iOS 16

Apart from enhancing your viewing experience in the dark or dimly-lit environment, the dark mode can also improve the battery life of your device. That’s the reason why I prefer to always keep it enabled. If you have created a reading or meditation Focus, you can set the dark mode to get automatically activated whenever you enable the specific Focus profile.

Step 1. First off, launch the Settings app on your ‌iPhone‌ and then tap on Focus

tap-on-Focus

Step 2. Now, you need to select the desired Focus profile for which you want ‌to automatically turn on the Dark Mode‌.

Step 3. Next, scroll down to the Focus Filters section, and tap on Add Filter. 

tap-Add-Filter

Step 4. Under the System Filters, hit the Dark Mode card.

Step 5. Up next, ensure that the Dark Mode is shown in the “Appearance” selection. After that, make sure to tap on Add at the upper right corner of the screen. ‌

tap the Dark Mode card


That’s done! Dark Mode‌ will now be automatically turned on whenever you activate this Focus profile on your iOS device. 

Read more: How to Change File Extensions in iOS 16/iPadOS 16 on iPhone and iPad 

Signing off…

It’s worth pointing out that Apple has already rolled out a Focus Filter API for developers so that third-party apps can also make the best use of the filtering options. For instance, if you use Snapchat, you can customize it using the available Focus filters like dark mode and low power mode.   

So, it’s just a time of time before you will start seeing a large number of apps competing with each other to make the most of the Focus filters. That said, what do you think of this notable iOS 16 feature? Do not forget to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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