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SOLVED: Setting the UI to dark mode

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Good day!

I know how to set a bool and bind it so I can set light / dark...

preferredColorScheme(settingsDarkMode ? .dark : .light)

Of course this sets the UI dark if settingsDarkMode is true, and light if false. But i've noticed that once this is used I cannot control the light / dark by chaning the settings and put the device in light or dark mode.

What I want to do is to give the user to set the mode to dark or 'device settings' not 'light'.

Any idea how I can do that?

Thanks for any tips!


Add this enum

enum ColorSchemeSetting: String, CaseIterable {
    case light, dark, system

Then you can use

struct ContentView: View {
    //@Environment(\.colorScheme) var colorScheme Do not need this!
    @State private var chosenColorScheme = ColorSchemeSetting.system

    var selectedColorScheme: ColorScheme? {
        switch chosenColorScheme {
        case .light:
            return .light
        case .dark:
            return .dark
        case .system:
            return nil

    var body: some View {
        VStack {
            Picker("chose scheme", selection: $chosenColorScheme) {
                ForEach(ColorSchemeSetting.allCases, id: \.self) {

PS do not very well in Preview but works in the Simulator


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