Apple recently introduced the dark mode feature in iOS 13, a feature that has recently travelled its way into the world of smartphones. The dark mode has been gaining popularity in various private apps. Various developers have already started developing the feature to incorporate in the app.
Google too does not seem to lag behind with the update as it is also introducing the same feature in Android 10. The developers claim that the dark mode seems to have an impact on the battery life of an iPhone with OLED screens. The iPhone XS seems to show 30 percent improvement in the battery life post the feature came into play.
The benefit that the dark mode poses is that it takes away the strain that was earlier introduced to the human eye thanks to technology. On top of the obvious benefit, it also saves the precious battery life, which has been a complaint floating among the users.
The phonebuff has put the iPhone 11 pro max under the radar by testing the normal iOS light mode and dark mode with the help of robotic arm. The test result shows massive improvement when used under dark mode. After 2 hours, the dark mode displayed 88% battery left, and on the other hand, the normal mode displayed 83% battery.
Saving battery life has become an urgency in the current scenario. The massive displayed mobile phones which offer every facility to the user do tend to induce the pressure of charging the mobile on a regular basis.
Therefore this dark mode option could be a major breakthrough for mobile phones, and it could even increase the sale of mobiles which are dark mode compatible. However, there still seem to be certain mobiles which not yet introduced the mode so far, like Sony phones and Galaxy fold 2. Infact the same mode has been suggested for Gmail application as well.
Another survey showed that when Twitter was used under dark mode the battery life was displayed to be 72 percent (consumed 16 percent) however when the application was used under normal mode it displayed 57 percent battery (consumed 26 percent). There appeared a drastic difference between the two.
Similarly, YouTube was taken as the next application to run the same tests, and the results were causing 43 percentage drop under dark mode and 20% under normal. A drop of 29% in dark mode and 37% in normal. Another Google map based test depicted that normal mode drained of the mobile battery completely in contrast to dark mode surviving with 26% battery.
In all the tests conducted in regards to the different modes displayed better results for dark mode. It truly answers the question for the users who are yet wondering whether the dark mode should be enabled or not.
The scientific mechanism which runs behind the gadget is that on handsets with OLED displays such as iPhone 11 pro max the black pixels are turned off on the screen whereas on LCD panels they are of low level. However, there do remain certain driving forces which affect the performance, such as background apps that are running and the screen brightness.
Once this feature arrived in the market, the Apple company decided to introduce there energy-saving features that existed with the iPhone. Despite looking for an alternative, every application and programs that are running on mobile phones are constantly looking for ways to introduce the feature as soon as they can. It seems like the dark mode feature is the new trend to save some more battery life and take care of your eyes at the same time.