Users have requested a dark mode feature from Apple for years now. We have seen hints of it thanks to iOS 10 within the framework of the messages app and we now have a dark Clock app. There’s also tweaks for this found on Cydia like Eclipse and NightMode, allowing users to somewhat achieve a dark UI.
While these tweaks are great at what they do, there are still elements of the UI left out. Noctis, a new tweak from developer LaughingQuoll themes these in a beautiful way.
Dark mode is only the beginning as you also have the option to set a color of your choice, which is a neat feature that will be of use to themers. For convenience there is also a toggle in the Control Center to turn it on and off.
He’s made sure to allow other developers to hook into it to toggle other tweaks as well. All this makes Noctis the central tweak for a dark mode experience on iOS.
You’ll see some familiar toggles in the preference pane and a slider for the shade of dark you’d like. There’s also options to theme the Dock, Action Sheets, and Folders. Like most jailbreak tweaks he gives the users a choice in what they’d like to use.
If an iOS darkmode isn’t what you’re after Noctis still has something to offer. In the preference pane there is a cell labeled “Tint Color” — you can use this to set a custom color that matches your Springboard theme if you’d like. Make sure you enable the “Use Color” toggle and respring for it to take effect. Above I used a blue from my background which is already dark so it’s not the best for showing off this feature.
All in all this is a pretty amazing tweak. I don’t have any complaints other than it having to kill all apps when Eclipse hooks into the On/Off toggle. I spoke with LaughingQuoll about it live on JailCast recently. He actually said that it’s not on his side, that Eclipse is doing it. After he explained it, it made sense.
If you’d like to experience a gorgeous dark mode on your iPhone or iPad then check this tweak out. Noctis will be available for $2.00 on the BigBoss repo.