How to Turn Dark Mode on Instagram for (Android/iPhone) 2020

 

Instagram Dark Mode

Repeating the old trend is a new trend these days old PC screens use a dark mode that’s generally because of the cathode ray tube us to power it up. The dark way is becoming popular these days after the introduction of MIUI 10 and Mac OS Mojave. Apple, Microsoft, Android, and Google all introduced this feature. Silas Brown presented the concept and pros of using a darker background on desktops and highlight its importance. The dark mode is the adjustment of color schemes and displays a dark surface. It is designed in such a way that light emission is minimum and balancing the required ratio of colors so that the user can read comfortably.

Advantages and disadvantages of dark mode

The advantages and disadvantages of turning on dark mode are as follows:

Advantages

  • The dark way is a battery saving mode as less light is emitted, so the energy of the devices can be saved especially if the device screen is AMOLED or OLED.
  • The glare on the screen is minimum also reduces the flicker.
  • The color scheme is white and black, so when your text is dark with a white background, it turns out to be the best combination for reading, which produces less strain on eyes.
  • Blue light is less emitted, so your sleep cycle can be improved.
  • It also helps to focus on the actual content.
  • The style is cool and attracts users.

Disadvantages

  • Using the phone in the lighted area in a dark mode scenario makes it difficult for the user to read because most of the content appears dark and put a strain on the eyes.
  • It is increasing the workload for designers.
  • For extended content reading small font is also difficult.

Turning on dark mode on Instagram

In May 2019 google introduced the dark mode on apps. For google phones, it’s a notable feature is you can enable it from display settings, there is no need to update anything. In 2018 Apple introduced dark mode on Mac OS at WWDC.  Adam Mosseri, on 7th October 2019 introduced dark mode on Instagram. To enable dark mode, you have to update your iPhone software to IOS 13, and for Android users, the latest version of the operating system is Android 10.

For iPhone users

You can turn on the dark mode in Instagram for iPhone users by following steps given below:

1. First of all, you have to check whether you are using the latest version of the software, i.e. IOS 13.

2. Go to settings, from there to general settings and check software updates. You can see if you are using the current version otherwise update your software.

3. After checking the IOS software, go to app settings to enable the dark mode.

4. Your next step is to tap on display and brightness; you can also tap on appearance option.

5. Select the dark option.

After that, you can check your Instagram, whether the dark mode is on or not. If the dark mode is not enabled then you have to update your Instagram app and install its latest version. Following steps allow you to install the latest version of the app:

  • Tap on the app store.
  • Search for Instagram.
  • If the app is not working on the latest version, the icon to update the app will be there.
  • Tap on update.
  • You can also search for the updates option at the bottom right from there you can see which app updated version is available.
  • Tap on Instagram and chose updates.

If the same problem repeat, then uninstalls the app reinstall it to enable the dark mode. You can also enable the dark mode on only for a night on iPhone.

  • Go to settings, scroll down and tap on display and brightness.
  • From there, select automatic and turn it on.

You will be able to see the dark mode at night automatically and light mode at day. IOS 13 dark mode is compatible with all other apps, and once you enable it you can see dark mode on any app. You can also turn on and off the dark mode any time system-wide.

  • Go to the app settings.
  • Chose control center.
  • Select customize controls.
  • Tap on more controls and select dark mode.
  • Tap on green + sign.

For Android users

You can turn on the dark mode in Instagram for android users by following steps given below:

1. First of all, you have to check whether you are using latest version of the software, i.e. Android 10.

2. Go to settings, from there chose the about phone option, check software update. You can see if you are using the current version otherwise update your software.

3. After checking the software or updating it, go to app settings to enable the dark mode.

4. Your next step is to tap on display and brightness.

5. Select the options and tap on advanced.

6. Chose the device theme menu and tap on the dark. The dark mode on Instagram is enabled.

After that, you can check your Instagram, whether the dark mode is on or not. If the dark mode is not enabled then you have to update your Instagram app and install its latest version. Following steps allow you to install the latest version of the app:

  • Tap on the app store.
  • Search for Instagram.
  • If the app is not working on the latest version, the icon to update the app will be there.
  • Tap on update.
  • You can also search for the updates option at the bottom right from there you can see which app updated version is available.
  • Tap on Instagram and chose updates.

If your device is running on older software versions like Android 9 pie, Android 8 Orio, or earlier, you can still switch on the dark mode with the help of third-party apps like system UI turner and Dark mode.

  • First, you have to enable the system to UI turner.
  • Swipe down the notification shade twice and chose quick settings.
  • Tap and hold the gear icon in the top right corner of the screen; after ten seconds, leave the icon.
  • The setting menu will automatically be opened, and a message pop up that system UI tuner has been added.
  • Now install the app for dark mode and enable it from settings.

These apps only work on a few devices.

Selection of dark mode of your choice

Instagram also allows you to personalize the dark mode of your choice. You can choose how much dark shade you want for your app. For this option, you have to follow the below-mentioned steps:

1. Open the latest version of the app.

2. Choose the home button in the app.

3. From there, tap on the themes icon.

4. Display options are available on your screen, which includes twilight, Aurora, Daylight, sunrise and midnight.

Conclusion

The dark mode of Instagram not only looks cool but also makes it more impactful and is highly used for battery consumption. However, switching to this takes some steps, and it is not that easy. This article gives a complete idea about the dark mode and answers every possible question.

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