Does dark mode damage OLED panels?
All new smartphones are being manufactured with OLED (what is that?
) displays nowadays and people are concerned wether the dark mode is damaging the OLED panels.
No, when the OLED is dark (black), the pixels are turned off. Although it may sound reasonable to think that dark mode can actually increase the life of an OLED display, there are no evidences supporting that.
In any case, people are getting new smartphone every 2-3 years so even if dark mode was negatively affecting OLED panels, you wouldn’t be able to witness it.