How to Enable Dark Mode on Google Chrome

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How to Enable Dark Mode on Google Chrome

Last updated on June 20th, 2020

Chrome dark mode is an alternative design for the web browser and it allows us all to stare at our computers and phones a little more comfortably, especially at night. The dark mode is also great for your device life. Here’s how to enable it on your computer and phones. 

Enabling dark mode or dark theme on your device doesn’t mean that every webpage you browse will be dark. It simply changes Chrome’s homepage, toolbars, settings menus, and some pages.

How to Enable Chrome Dark Mode for macOS

  1. Open ‘System Preferences’.

  2. Click ‘General’ and select ‘Appearance’.

  3. Select the ‘Dark’ option.

  4. All apps with a native dark mode will change automatically with no further input from you.

How to Enable Chrome Dark Mode for Windows 10

  1. Enter the Settings menu > Personalization.

  2. Click ‘Colors’ and scroll down to the switch marked ‘Choose your default app mode’.

  3. Change this to ‘Dark’ and all apps with a native dark mode, including Chrome, will change color. 

How to Enable dark mode for Chrome on iOS

  1. Go to your iPhone or iPad’s Settings > Display & Brightness.

  2. Toggle on the Dark option.

How to Enable dark mode for Chrome on Android

Chrome’s dark mode is available on devices running Android 5 and up. Make sure you download the most recent Chrome update from the Google Play Store if any is available.

  1. Open Chrome on your device.

  2. Tap the three dots > Settings > Themes, in the top right corner.

  3. Choose the Dark theme. Or you can select System Default, which will put Chrome in dark mode if Battery Saver is enabled or if your device-wide settings are set to dark.

Force dark mode on websites using Chrome

Some websites have their own dark modes, which will be activated automatically when you’re using dark mode in Chrome. For those that don’t, the browser can ‘force’ dark mode by inverting certain colors.

The feature isn’t yet fully implemented, so you won’t find it in the main menu, but you can try it out by visiting chrome://flags/#enable-force-dark and flipping the switch to ‘Enabled’.