When iOS 7 came out, many people had concern over wether or not Apple favored white devices, with the white interface. It’s an argument, really. But what if you wanted a “dark mode” for your iPhone? The white interface is pretty hard to look at night. White, in general is pretty harsh on the eyes during the night. Luckily, fr0st, has decided to update his popular night mode tweak, Eclipse. Officially named Eclipse 2.
Eclipse has been known to be the best of its kind, and the most unique. What started off as a simple dark mode tweak, has now turned into much more. With options to change the color of the user interface, and the tint for colors, he’s added even more features in the latest update. You’re now able to change the color of the dock, control center, and even the keyboard. With color options ranging from midnight, night, graphite, silver, and more, it’s hard to turn down.
And if the app doesn’t look particularly good with Eclipse, you have two options. One, blacklist the application. This will make the app ignore Eclipse in general, and will make it look like nothing ever happened to the app. The other option is a new one, called “Auto Color Replacement”. What this does is automatically detect the environment (a.k.a. the app you’re launching), and try to force the app into looking good. Note that this feature is currently an experimental feature. With my testing, this option just crashes the app.
In the end, Eclipse is by far one of my favorite tweaks. Not only does it offer a system-wide dark mode for iOS, but it does it in a way that just works. The developer, fr0st, is always updating the tweak, making sure everything works like it should. And as time progresses, my blacklisted apps continue to disappear.
A tweak of this nature takes a lot of time and efforts as App Store developers continue to update their apps, sometimes breaking apps with Eclipse. But the developer continues to update and fix these bugs.
Best of all? The tweak is absolutely free for existing users. For new users, Eclipse 2 will set you back $0.99 (single price for both the iOS 7 and iOS 8 version). Eclipse can be found on the BigBoss repo.