The dark situation is everywhere these days whether on smartphones, computers, or within apps, programs and websites. It is a design option that developers have embraced recently and users have loved it not only because it gives a different and aesthetic appearance, but is much easier for readers in poor lighting conditions, especially before bedtime. Misunderstands blue light like daylight. It is also a battery saver (only on OLED-based displays). But as recent studies have revealed, the dark situation can be very disturbing to the eyes due to several factors.

As we learned in this life - everything has benefits and harms. In this case, the harms of the dark situation may be more effective than its benefits. Contrary to what was being promoted, dark mode will not necessarily help reduce eye strain when reading or spend a long time staring at the screen, because black or gray text is more recognizable within a white or light-colored background which reduces Of visual distortions and increased comfort for many people. That is, looking at white text on a black background for long periods of time as a result of activating the dark situation can cause serious eye strain, according to recent studies.

Dark mode is not a one-size-fits-all improvement and that is why it is an option - one that is not possible by default. If you always use the phone in low-light environments or lying on the bed reading something on your phone at night, it's best to avoid dark mode and activate night lighting mode that reduces blue light to make use less disturbing to the eyes, and as a result the light from the screen becomes yellowish To some extent. No matter which app you use, night lighting mode is applied to anything displayed on the screen as it only plays on the lighting and does not change anything in the design, and does not use dark backgrounds.

The lack of dark mode in all apps itself is another factor that causes visual disturbance to the user who moves between dozens of apps during daily use. For example, when you exit the Messenger app or a dark mode support app you go back to the main interface of the phone or move to a Facebook app or any application that does not support dark mode where the white color and high brightness of the screen will feel upset and annoyed by the inability of the eye to adapt between these Situations are fast, just like when you come out of a dark room where you spent some time with light and strong lighting.

Frequent navigation between apps like this makes dark mode completely unworthy. It may be different among people. Some of us may have optical capability to adapt quickly to the high and low brightness of the phone screen. However, in general, the dark mode makes the usage experience inconsistent and does not have the ability to continue to be activated in every application.

Let us not focus on the harms of the dark situation, it is still a familiar option and it is good to include in applications but it is not intended for all people. Although black text on a light background is ideal for the majority of users, this is generally incorrect. As Google points out during its review of the new dark mode for Android developers, the dark mode "improves the visibility of users with low vision and people who are sensitive to bright light." For example, some people suffer from "photophobia" which can cause bright light to cause migraines. Dark mode can help these users.

Some may have special visual conditions that make it easier for them to read white text on a black background. That's why there was an "Invert Colors" option on operating systems like Windows, Android and iOS before the dark mode spread to reverse colors and replace white with black.

Even if you are not experiencing visual problems, dark mode can help you in critical times when you need to use the phone while the battery power level is close to 0% because when you enable this mode within the applications you use most of the time the battery consumption of the battery is reduced very big. This only applies to OLED displays where black turns off a huge amount of pixels. This saves battery power.

Keep in mind that this also doesn't apply to all apps, so power is only available if the pixel is completely black, and most apps currently don't do this when you turn on dark mode with it. In other words, if the pixel is too dark gray or closer to black and not real black, you won't notice a positive effect on battery life even after activating the dark mode on the OLED display.

So should dark mode be activated or not ?

We don't have a one-size-fits-all answer to this question. If you don't like dark mode and see that it makes the experience inconsistent or you prefer to read on a white background and black text, don't use it. Yes, it is a widespread phenomenon and many prefer it, but it is not necessarily the best for the eyes. While if you like dark mode, use it! Even in a bright lighting environment, if you prefer that look and have no difficulty reading the screen, continue to use dark mode.

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