Google Chrome has a feature called Dark mode (or Dark theme on Android devices) that is aimed to provide a comfortable Web browsing experience when in low light. It turns the interface as well as elements including your homepage, toolbar, and settings into a dark colour scheme to help reduce eyestrain. It also helps increase battery life although this is more page case if the device you are using has an OLED display. Users on Android smartphones and the iPhone as well as on Windows and Mac computers can enable Dark mode on the Chrome browser by following a handful of simple steps.
In this article, we are detailing the steps you can follow to enable the Dark mode on Chrome — no matter whether you have an Android phone or an iPhone or a Windows or Mac computer.
Before looking at the steps on how you can enable the Dark mode on Chrome when using an Android device, it is important to note that your device must be running on Android 5 or up and have support for the Dark theme. Here's how to enable the setting:
You can follow the same steps and then choose the Light option to move back to the light theme. Similarly, Chrome can automatically choose between Dark and Light themes as per your device settings when you select the System Default option.
You can enable the Dark mode on Chrome available on your iPhone by turning on the system-wide Dark Mode that is available starting from iOS 13. Here's how.
Chrome also applies its Dark mode by default on the iPad if you have enabled the system-wide Dark Mode through the iPadOS settings menu.
To turn on the Dark Mode on Chrome available on a Windows PC, make sure that the device is running on Windows 10.
Apple has provided a system-wide Dark Mode on Mac devices running on macOS 10.14 and above. You can leverage that update to start using Chrome in Dark mode on your Mac machine.
In addition to the Dark mode, Chrome also shows the dark homepage when you are in the Incognito mode. You can detect whether you're in the Incognito mode or have enabled Dark mode by looking at the Toolbar on the browser that shows the Incognito mode icon next to the address bar when it is enabled on the browser.