How Can I Stop My iPhone 11 from Switching Between Light and Dark Mode?

The steps in this article are going to show you where to find and change the setting that is currently causing your iPhone to switch between light and dark mode based on the time of day.

We cover the steps briefly at the start of this article, then we continue with additional information including pictures of the steps.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Choose Display & Brightness.
  3. Tap the button to the right of Automatic to turn it off.

The update to iOS 13 brought along a lot of new changes to your iPhone. Among those changes is something called “Dark Mode” which adjusts the color scheme of the device.

You can switch between light and dark mode on your iPhone whenever you want, but there is also a setting on your iPhone 11 that can cause the device to toggle between both display modes based on the time of day. This tutorial will show you how to stop that from happening.

How to Disable Automatic Light and Dark Mode Switching on an iPhone 11

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.1.2. Note that you will be able to select your preferred display mode after making this change, and that display mode will be used all day.

Step 1: Tap the Settings icon.

open Settings

Step 2: Scroll down and choose the Display & Brightness option.

open the Display & Brightness menu

Step 3: Tap the button to the right of Automatic to turn it off.

how to stop automatically switching between light and dark mode on an iPhone 11

You can select your preferred display mode by tapping your choice at the top of this screen.

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