Finally, Gmail dark mode is here for Android and iOS phones. Turn it on now

Android 10 and iOS 13 now allow users to apply a dark theme spanning the entire systeṃ. The dark theme is not automatically applied, but some apps such as Gmail did not have a dark mode at all. Now, with the latest shipping, dark mode settings for Gmail are available on Android as well as iOS.

The dark theme is very much in demand. Before it was embraced by the operating system giants, other applications were already making dark modes such as Facebook Messenger, Slack, and Reddit.

The dark mode not only looks good but also conserves battery life. It also means that the phone screen will be easier on your eyes in the night. The first dark mode came to the Android Pie update in 2019, but the theme did now show. In Android 10, the dark mode has become quite popular by inverting dark and light colors at the press of a button. The Apple OS also has brought in the theme for wallpapers, widgets as well as notifications to Calendar and Mesasges apps.

Here are instructions to turn on Dark Theme on your Android 10 Gmail:

  • In the Gmail app on your phone, tap the hamburger menu in the top left.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list, and tap Settings.
  • Tap General settings.
  • At the top of the list, tap Theme.
  • Tap Dark, or if you’ve already set the dark theme as your system default, tap System default.

Here is how you can activate Dark Theme for those apps which do not resort to the default setting:

  • In Settings, tap Display.
  • Near the bottom of the list of settings, toggle on Dark theme.
  • If you are an iOS user, here is how you can bring dark themes to your Gmail.
  • In the Gmail app, tap the hamburger menu in the top left.
  • Scroll to the bottom of the list, and tap Settings.
  • Tap Theme.
  • Tap Dark.

You can also enable the dark theme in iOS 11 and 12 by going to Gmail’s Settings and selecting the Dark Theme option.

 

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