Lights out: Is dark the new default?


Are you one of those who prefer to the brightness of the phone at its lowest and wants to keep the dark mode activated for most of the time? Doing it manually each time you use your phone can be a little irritating. This may not be the case next time you buy a new phone, as new-age developers are developing new ‘dark’ versions of their apps, for release of Android Q and iOS 13 with system-wide dark modes. This will apply to both your phone’s interface and apps which will automatically switch to dark mode.

Let darkness prevail

This new feature in Android Q will automatically trigger dark mode based on the user’s chosen wallpaper. But there is more to this feature than aesthetic choices; one of the most practical reason is power saving. A research by Google revealed that darker interface drain less battery, and the charge of the phone lasts longer.

The darker interface can also be beneficial for eyes as the bright light from the screen can hinder one from getting a good night sleep. The light on all wavelengths can disturb circadian rhythms, so lowering the brightness of phones can regulate natural sleep.

The new dark interface will also break the monotony of white interfaces which have been standard for both androids and iOS for so long. A darker interface will bring a new look on the phone.


Change has always been difficult for people to accept, and for such tech giants; it’s no different. For both companies, the white look has been an essential part of their design. But the users have approved this change happily. Its time for these companies to become a little more adventurous. Companies like Samsung and Huawei might prefer using these dark interfaces from their next series. If this new interface is capable of saving the battery life with all the love incoming from its users, what should one wait for?

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