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How to enable Night Mode in Adobe Acrobat Reader for iPhone and iPad

Adobe Employee ,
Oct 23, 2018 Oct 23, 2018

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Night Mode is back to Acrobat by popular demand!

Use Night Mode to invert black and white in low light conditions to reduce eye strain.

Night Mode.png

Note that Acrobat Night Mode inverts the colors of a PDF document only. The Acrobat UI elements, such as toolbars and menus, remain in light gray color.

If you want the "Dark Mode" that is similar to the one in macOS Mojave for your iPad/iPhone, you can enable iOS Smart Invert.

How to enable iOS Smart Invert

  1. Launch the iOS Settings app.
  2. Go to General > Accessibility > Display Accommodation > Invert Colors > Smart Invert.
  3. Enable Smart Invert.

Invert Colors.png

How to quickly access iOS Smart Invert and other Accessibility features

  1. Launch the iOS Settings app.
  2. Go to General > Accessibility.
  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen.
  4. Tap Accessibility Shortcut.
  5. Select one or more options for shortcuts.

Accessibility Shortcut.png

How to use Accessibility Shortcuts

  • Triple-click the Home button.
  • For iPhone X or later, triple-click the Side button.
  • From Control Center, open Control Center, then tap the accessibility feature.

About the Accessibility Shortcut for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch - Apple Support

If you have multiple Accessibility Shortcuts, you can select one from the menu that pops up.

Accessibility Shortcuts.png

Acrobat Night Mode + iOS Smart Invert

Tip: Don't like iOS Smart Invert's bright colors (e.g. cyan, orange) in PDF documents?   Enable Acrobat Night Mode in addition to iOS Smart Invert to display PDF documents in grayscale.

Acrobat Night Mode: OFF

iOS Smart Invert: OFF

NightMode-Off SmartInvert-Off.png

Acrobat Night Mode: ON

iOS Smart Invert: OFF

NightMode-On SmartInvert-Off.png

Acrobat Night Mode: OFF

iOS Smart Invert: ON

NightMode-Off SmartInvert-On.png

Acrobat Night Mode: ON

iOS Smart Invert: ON

NightMode-On SmartInvert-On.png

Please give us feedback via the online Feature Request/Bug Report form or Acrobat Reader for iPhone and iPad.

Thank you for your help.

Adobe Acrobat Mobile Team

General troubleshooting , iOS , View or share PDFs






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