It is very simple. We will only need to have the Opera app installed on our phone. There are several versions of the app such as Opera Touch or Opera Lite, in this case we are interested in Opera, the app without any extra tagline. And it is important that it is updated to version 55, the latest version. If we have verified that we have this, we can start.
What are the advantages of dark mode in a browser?
Dark mode, which on the other hand is not to everyone’s taste, has several associated advantages. The first is that, especially on OLED screens, it uses much less battery. These displays take advantage of this configuration to leave the LEDs in the dark areas “off”. Since many websites have white backgrounds, by changing them to black we drastically reduce the number of LEDs on, which translates into much lower energy consumption and, ultimately, more hours of use.
On the other hand, and that is why it is often called “night mode”, it is a way to read the screen better when there is little light. The white light emitted by the screen also has part of the blue spectrum, which causes fatigue and can also cause other disorders such as sleep problems. By eliminating it with the dark mode, it is a way to use the mobile at night much less harmful to our eyes.
Enable dark mode on web pages
The first thing we will have to do is open Opera. In the lower right part of the screen we will see the logo of the browser, if we click there, several options will open. We will have to press Night mode. But not a classic press, which will only serve to activate it, if we want to access the options it is as simple as holding down on the name.
Once opened, the options for color temperature, light attenuation and if we want to activate the Dark web pages, which in this case is what interests us. Click on the box and activate the night mode with the switch that we find at the top of the options.
And with this we already have it activated. That easy. You just need to go to any web page with a white background to check it and see the page with the colors reversed. Of course, the images, of course, will not be inverted, giving a much more immersive and fluid reading experience of web pages.
Dark mode can also be activated in other browsers such as Chrome, but following a few more steps. Chrome was initially crashing and flipping images, but your experience has improved dramatically. Opera offers it to us with the latest update for the first time, but it is implemented correctly with great performance and operation. Being able to access from the options in just a few taps and being saved in them, causing that when you activate the night mode, it is automatically activated with it.
What do you think of this new Opera feature? Correct? Were you using alternatives or were you waiting for an update similar to this to arrive? The ease of putting a global dark mode to the entire browser is appreciated.