Apple first introduced dark mode on its iPhones and iPad with the roll out iOS 13 back in 2019. A year later in 2020, Meta rolled out support for this feature on Facebook’s web-based platform and its Android and iOS-based apps. Now, word is that dark mode has disappear for some users using Facebook’s iOS-based app. What’s more concerning is that the app also seems to be missing support for the system-wide dark mode toggle. Also Read - Meta, Microsoft, other tech giants form metaverse standards body, except Apple: Check details
This means that not only has the feature vanished from Facebook’s iOS-based app, but there seems to be no way of turning this feature on. The result is that Facebook users are being greeted with jarringly bright white screens on their iPhones and iPad. Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg shares new ways for creators to earn money on Facebook, Instagram
On part of Facebook, the move to make dark mode unavailable in its app on iOS doesn’t seem to be a deliberate one. Rather, it seems to be a simple bug that might have been introduced when Facebook rolled out one of its regular updates to its app on iPhones and iPad. The Meta-owned messaging app hasn’t acknowledged the bug yet but there are ample reports of the bug on various social media platforms. Here’s what users are saying: Also Read - Mark Zuckerberg shows off Meta's virtual reality headset prototypes: Check details
The audacity of Facebook to turn off my dark mode when I opened my phone this morning pic.twitter.com/qx7zXzOe14
— Charlie Charles Char (@Chillinoize) May 27, 2022
I realize this is a huge first world problem, but not having dark mode on the iOS version of Facebook really sucks when your entire phone is all about dark mode.
— Meghin Moore ✨ (@meghin_) May 26, 2022
How to change to dark mode, I’m stuck on light mode on mobile pic.twitter.com/TZGOigWh3p
— CxsmicEntity (@CxsmicEntity) May 29, 2022
When you open Facebook and Dark Mode is gone pic.twitter.com/JIgjXHUdHT
— Editors of Manila | 👊🏽🇨🇳✌🏾 (@edsMNL) May 28, 2022
As 9To5 Mac notes, Facebook doesn’t provide release notes for its updates, however, the company rolls out updates to its app after every five to seven days. It is possible that Facebook will fix this bug in its upcoming update. Meanwhile, here’s a step-by-step guide of how you can enable dark mode on Facebook.
How to enable dark mode in Facebook’s iOS app
Step 1: Open Facebook app on your iPhone or iPad.
Step 2: Tap the hamburger menu at the bottom right corner of the app.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Settings & Privacy option and tap it.
Step 4: Scroll down to the Settings option and tap it.
Step 4: Scroll down to Dark Mode option and tap it.
Step 5: Tap ‘On’ or ‘System’ option to enable it.