Eclipse X Brings True System-Wide Dark Mode to iPhone X; Jailbreakers Reporting Improved Battery Life


iPhone X - Dark Mode - Eclipse X

When Apple released iOS 11, we discovered the Smart Invert feature, which kind of brings dark mode to iPhone, iPad and iPod touch

The Smart Invert feature inverts UI colors like the background, buttons, text but it leaves off media like images, icons and other assets. It’s not the perfect solution but it is a decent workaround. A system-wide dark mode would have been ideal for iPhone X which comes with an OLED screen.

If you’ve jailbroken your iPhone, then you could use Eclipse, which brings system-wide dark mode. The good news the developer, Guillermo Morán, has released a developer preview of Eclipse X, which brings system-wide dark mode to iPhone X. You can download the jailbreak for free from this website. The developer plans to release a paid version of the jailbreak when the tweak is feature-complete.

You need to have jailbroken your iPhone X with Electra jailbreak to be able to install and use the jailbreak tweak.

Here are some of the known issues of the jailbreak tweak:

It is enabled inside all apps. There is no way to disable it (No AppList).
Color options are limited. This is a developer preview.
Mail and Notes are not yet compatible. Will be fixed in newer builds.
Support for more third party apps is coming soon.

Jailbreakers are seeing improved battery life on their iPhone X after installing Eclipse X as you can see in the screenshot below.

iPhone X Dark Mode - Eclipse X

If you haven’t jailbroken your iPhone X yet, then check out our post on how to jailbreak iOS 11 – iOS 11.1.2 using Electra Jailbreak tool. You can also check our guide on how to install jailbreak tweaks on iOS 11 as tweaks need to be installed manually with Electra as Cydia is not available currently for iOS 11.

The other alternative is enabling dark mode in individual apps like YouTube etc. Let’s hope Apple will finally add dark mode in iOS 12 and hasn’t been delayed like the redesigned Home screen feature.

Let us know how it goes in the comments below.

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