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For the past months, Google has been carrying out experiments on how to activate a proper “chrome dark theme” in most of their sites, they have the dark feature already.
There’s no official way to toggle on the Dark theme on your Chrome, but there’s a way around that, this HowTo9ja DIY article will show you a way to toggle Dark Theme on your chrome browser for iOS, Mac, Windows, and Android.
What Is Dark Mode
The name already states it all, Wikipedia has this to say “It is a Light-on-dark color scheme, also called dark mode, dark theme or night mode, is a color scheme that uses
light-colored text, icons, and graphical user interface elements on a dark background and is often discussed in terms of computer user interface design and web design.
Dark Mode is a kind of revolution takeover, almost all companies are working to roll this out. Most android phones already have this feature with Google promising to make it official come “Android Q”, iOS 13 has the feature too, LinkedIn is rolling out their Dark Theme feature,
WhatsApp has one ready for Android phones, iOS users have it already, the Facebook mobile app will soon be getting it also. This reactions from many tech giants prove how much of a big deal, Dark mode is. So many other Applications offer the dark mode feature.
Advantages Of Dark Mode
They are just so many reasons to switch to a Dark Theme. On mobile devices for a start, your battery life will be retained. Your mobile device’s screen uses a lot of power, the dark feature will reduce this usage
You will be less exposed to blue light which will enhance your ability to fall asleep. We shouldn’t emphasize on how lack of sleep could cause you obesity, heart diseases, diabetes, and HBP.
Dark is cool. You’ll be doing a favor to your eye when you read texts in a dark background because that pugnacious white color will be reduced. In a summary
“BLACK/DARK is Cool”
Note: At the time of writing this article, Chrome for Android is the only Chrome browser that has stand-alone settings to toggle on “Dark Mode” in it.
What I mean is, to toggle on Dark Theme in Mac, iOS, and Windows, you’ll have to toggle on the feature
from your Device settings, this will make the whole device to have a DARK MODE.(Alternative Way available below thou)
It’s still cool if you’ll ask me. I’ll keep updating this article if any new feature comes up.
How To Toggle On Dark Theme In Windows 10
A Well detailed steps to launch Dark Mode on your Windows 10.
Step 1: Press your “Microsoft Windows key“: Mostly at the last rows of your keyboard on the left.
Step 2: In the search bar type “Settings” often than not, the search bar doesn’t appear, so the moment the “Start Menu” appears, start typing “Settings”
Step 3: Click on “Open“.
Step 4: The Windows Settings panel opens, locate and open the “Personalization” option.
Step 5: To the right of your screen, pick the “Colors” option.
Step 6: Scroll down till the “Choose your default app mode“, below there click on “Dark“.
Step 7: Dark Theme activated, no need to restart your PC, launch your Chrome browser and enjoy.
How To Enable Dark Mode On Mac OS
Step 1: Open your Apple Menu.
Step 2: Select “System Preferences”
Step 3: Click and open the “General“ Settings.
Step 4: Locate and open the “Appearance” section.
Step 5: Select the “Dark” option. This makes your entire system to go dark mode. If you want to step up this darkness,
under the “Accent” area, select the Gray(graphite) option at the far right. This should boost the Dark theme a bit.
Alternative Way To Turn On Chrome Dark Mode For Mac And Windows
Update: There’s a way to toggle on Dark Mode on chrome for Mac and Windows. Initially, you could turn on the Chrome Dark Mode by making your whole Mac and Windows PC to be strictly in Dark Mode
I just discovered a way to make just your chrome browser stay in Dark Mode. We’ll be doing this by using a Chrome Dark Mode extension.
Step 1: Visit this link (barely 300kb)
Step 2: Download the extension: If you are prompted to give permissions, accept it.
Step 3: After the extension downloads and install itself, refresh your page.
Step 4: Activate the Chrome Dark Mode extension: At the top right hand corner, toggle on and off there.
Note: This isn’t an official way from Google Chrome thou, its an alternative way. If you don’t like this particular Chrome extension,
follow this link and type “Dark Mode” in the search bar and choose from a variety of Dark Themes and/or Dark Mode extensions
How To Enable Dark Mode On Chrome For Android
Chrome Android browser is the only browser that has a Dark Mode or Dark Theme feature. The dark mode isn’t official, it is still an
experiment feature so it wouldn’t be so perfect. I have used it, it’s pretty okay for me. As I said, most chrome phones have this feature already.
Follow this first method to see if the Dark Theme is available, if you can’t find the option, go to method two
Method 1 (Android one UI/OS)
Step 1: Open your chrome browser.
Step 2: Click on the options menu: It is a drop-down menu found by clicking the three vertical dots ⋮ at the top right part of your screen.
Step 3: In the drop-down menu, locate and select “Settings“.
Step 4: In the “Basic” category, choose “Themes“.
Step 5: Choose the “Dark” option.
Method II (Other Android UI’s/ OS)
The method one might soon be the official way to toggle on Chrome Dark Mode, but
Step 1: Open your Chrome browser.
Step 2: In your browser’s address bar, type chrome://flags then click “Go” (Like you are opening a URL)
Step 3: A page opens showing a lot. In the search bar given there, type “Dark“. Two options appear ‘Android web contents dark mode‘ and ‘Android Chrome UI dark mode‘
When you activate any of the options, this is what happens.
- Option 1: AWCDM – Chrome will detect if a site’s developers have created a dark version and select it automatically. If there’s no dark version available, the browser will invert the site’s colors giving you that Dark feel.
- Option 2: ACUDM – This turns your whole browser interface to dark.
Step 4: Tab the drop-down menu under any of these options and select “Activate(d)“. Activate both
Step 5: If you are not given the Relaunch option, restart your Chrome.
Tip: After enabling dark mode using method two, the method one steps becomes available. Check it out.
How To Enable Dark Theme On Chrome For iOS
Chrome for iOS doesn’t have the feature yet, but you could take your whole iDevice NEAR the “Dark World” by following these steps.
Step 1: Open your “Settings” app.
Step 2: Select the “General” option.
Step 3: Open the “Accessibility” area and locate “Display Accommodations“.
Step 4: Toggle on “Classic Invert” or “Smart Invert“.
- Classic Invert will invert the colors of everything on your device giving you that NEAR dark feeling.
- Smart Invert will leave out your images while it inverts every other thing.
iOS 13 plans to roll out a proper Dark Mode feature, follow this link to see developments on that.
I’ll keep updating this post with the latest info on Chrome Dark Mode.