Dark Mode is a huge trend right now, with phones and laptops moving to offer dark mode over the past few years. That’s extended to apps and websites too; and the Kindle is no exception.
This is for the Kindle
The Amazon Kindle has, in fact, offered Inverted Mode for many years, only moving to offer Dark Mode on some devices more recently, and changing the name to “Dark Mode” in the process so people will know what it is.
Kindles That Support Dark Mode
First of all, you need to make sure you have a supported Kindle. Currently the list includes:
- Kindle Paperwhite 4 (2018)
- Kindle Oasis 3 (2019)
- Kindle Oasis 2 (2017)
Checking Your Software
Dark Mode is really one of the accessibility features, but there’s a quick setting to turn it on.
First, make sure your Kindle is running the latest software (5.13.4 or higher). To view your software release number, select
Settings > Settings > Device options > Device info
Turning on Dark Mode
Now, from a book, tap at the top of the display and hit the Settings icon. Refer to below image:
If you are on the home screen, you will find it at the top of the page.
A selection of icons will appear including Dark Mode. Tap to turn it on or off. See below image:
It’s that simple. Remember since the Kindle uses a front lighting system, you can still change the level of illumination or the color temperature (if you have those options) although with less white space on the page the effect of this is dramatically reduced.
You will also be able to find the Dark Mode option in
Settings > \Accessibility > Invert black and white
To update the software on your Kindle, go to
Settings > Device options > Advanced options > Update your Kindle
If the Update your Kindle option is greyed out, you have the latest software.
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