How To Turn On Dark Mode for the Kindle

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.

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

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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:

Kindle 1

Accessing Settings

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:

Kindle 2
Turn on/off Dark Mode

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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How to Automatically Change Dark Mode Wallpaper on iPhone or iPad

Changing the wallpaper or background on your iPhone and iPad is a great way to update the appearance of your device, especially with the Dark Mode Apple wallpaper options to choose from. You need to have your device updated to at least iOS 13 or iPadOS 13. It’s best to update to iOS 14 if you’re looking to stay up to date

Changing the wallpaper or background on your iPhone and iPad is a great way to update the appearance of your device, especially with the Dark Mode Apple wallpaper options to choose from. You need to have your device updated to at least iOS 13 or iPadOS 13. It’s best to update to iOS 14 or higher if you are looking to stay up to date.

By using special wallpapers provided by Apple, they will automatically operate in both light and dark modes.

Let’s get started finding and changing our device’s wallpaper to a Dark Mode option.

This is for the iPhone and iPad

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First, launch Settings (the gear icon). Refer to below image:

Wallpaper 1
Accessing Settings

Next, tap the Wallpaper option. See below image:

Wallpaper 2
Selecting Wallpaper option

Now, in its settings, tap the Choose a New Wallpaper option. See following image:

Wallpaper 3
Selecting the new Wallpaper option

On the Choose screen, tap the Stills category. Refer to below image:

Wallpaper 4
Selecting the Stills category

In the Stills category, select a wallpaper that includes the dark mode icon. This looks like several concentric circles with the center cut out of them. If you scroll down, you will notice stills without the icon; these will not work for our purposes. See below image:

Wallpaper 5
Choosing a Dark Mode Wallpaper

The wallpapers with the dark and light mode icon will change automatically between dark and light versions when dark or light mode is activated.

Once you have selected a still, tap the Set option. See following image:

Wallpaper 6
Selecting the Set option

Now, decide whether you want to see the wallpaper on your Lock screen, Home screen, or both; or Cancel your selection. Refer to below image:

Wallpaper 7
Choosing where to apply the new Wallpaper

Next, exit Settings and switch from light to dark mode (or vice versa) by opening Control Center, (swipe down from upper right-hand corner in iOS 14 or higher). Now, hold down the brightness slider, and tap the dark or light mode button to switch modes. After you switch, you will notice that the wallpaper you set changes automatically to match.

That’s it. Pretty neat trick. Please feel free to share this post! One way to share is via Twitter, as mentioned below.

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