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How to Enable Dark Mode for Hinfo on Any Device

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Eureka Skydeck Listing in Hinfo iOS App in Dark Mode

Dark Mode is an alternative theme for viewing content on our smartphones, tablets and desktop/laptop computers.

It is also referred to as Dark Theme and Night Mode, but it is the same feature.

Benefits of Dark Mode

Before diving into how to enable this on your device, let's cover the benefits.

Reduce Eye Strain

White backgrounds with black text are perfectly normal for your eyes during the day.

However, when you are viewing reading that blog post or social media post at night, the bright whiteness of the screen can do the most damage to your eyes.

Many devices offer a mode to reduce the blue light from the screens at night, as blue is the most harmful to the eyes at night when look at a display. This generally creates a red tinge to the screen, but it is not as impactful as a Dark Mode.

iPhone X Showing Amenities in Light and Dark Mode in Hinfo App

Improved Battery Life on OLED Devices

Many smartphones today (particularly the flagships) have an OLED or AMOLED display.

What makes these displays different is the light source for the display is separate for each pixel on the screen, whereas the backlight for LCD and LED display come from a single source and apply to the entire display evenly.

By enabling Dark Mode, all areas of the screen that are pitch black have turned off the backlight for all of those pixels, leading to improved battery life.

The YouTube channel PhoneBuff ran a test to prove the theory and it resulted in 30% additional battery life remaining after a 7.5hr test on an iPhone Xs Max.

Popular Services Using Dark Mode

Hinfo is just one of many online services that either has a dark look to it by default or provides it as an alternative theme. These services include but are not limited to:

In order to get the true benefits of a Dark Mode being consistent across everything you do on your devices; all apps and websites need to participate, and we've already done our part.

How to Enable Dark Mode for Hinfo

Each method for applying Dark Mode is slightly different on each platform.

Our Hinfo service respects the system-wide Dark Mode toggle on each platform and applies to both our mobile apps and the compatible web browsers on each platform, which are also included below.

iPhones and iPads

iPhone X Showing Home Tab in Dark Mode

Dark Mode on iOS and iPadOS requires version 13.0 or later, which is used on 70% of all devices as of January 27th, 2020.

These steps also enable Dark Mode for compatible websites in the following web browsers on iOS and iPadOS:

  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge

To enable dark mode:

  1. Go the Settings app,
  2. Tap on Display & Brightness,
  3. Tap on Dark under the Appearance heading at the top.
  4. (Optional) You can toggle on Automatic immediately below to have this only used at night.

Android

Galaxy Note 10 Showing Near Me Tab in Dark Mode

Dark Theme (as it's known on Android) require Android 7.0 Nougat or newer, which is available on 73.7% of devices as of April 2020.

These steps also enable Dark Mode for compatible websites in the following web browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Samsung Internet

To enable dark mode for most devices:

  1. Go the Settings app,
  2. Tap on Display,
  3. Toggle the “Dark Theme” option.

For quickly toggling dark theme on and off, you can swipe down from the top of the screen and in the top row of icons, there'll be an option for light and dark themes.

macOS

MacBook Showing Near Me Tab in Dark Mode

Dark Mode require macOS 10.14 or newer, which is available on 68% of Macs available.

These steps also enable Dark Mode for compatible websites in the following web browsers:

  • Safari
  • Google Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Opera

To enable dark mode:

  1. Click on the Apple Logo in the top left corner,
  2. Click on System Preferences,
  3. Click on General,
  4. Click on either Dark or Auto at the top of the window.

The automatic option is only available between sunset and sunrise.

Windows

Windows Monitor Showing Fish & Chip Shop Details in Dark Mode

Dark Mode is available on Windows 10 computers only, which makes up 71% of all Windows devices.

Windows 10 requires version 1809 or later. Your computer is compatible if you have no Windows Updates to apply.

To enable dark mode:

  1. Click on the Start menu button in the bottom left corner,
  2. Click on the Settings Cog on the left side,
  3. Click on Personalization,
  4. Click on the Colours tab on the left side menu,
  5. Click on the Dark option on the right-hand side.

No other digital hotel compendium on the market that we are aware of, supports both a light and dark mode.

Hinfo is leading the way for protecting people's eyes while accessing your valuable property information and services.

To get started with our Hinfo guest digital solution, please send us an enquiry via the form below.

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