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How To Enable Dark Mode On Chrome: Browse The Web In Style [Updated]

How To Enable Dark Mode On Chrome: Just think, the dark mode has reached everywhere, that’s why even Google Chrome is not lagging behind. Though a dark mode was available on the browser on both Android and PC devices by the world’s famous browser, it was not applicable to the individual websites.

Activating Google Chrome dark mode isn’t as easy as you expect. Unlike some browsers (such as Firefox and Vivaldi) there’s no simple box to tick or switch to click, and Chrome’s dark mode is activated in a different way for each operating system.

There are various causes for choosing the dark mode for Chrome. For mobile devices, probably the main reason is battery life. Your phone’s screen uses a lot of power, and in 2018, Google itself confirmed that apps with darker interfaces use much less juice than their bright, white counterparts.

Selecting dark mode also means you’re exposed to less blue light, which will affect your ability to sleep. Lack of sleep will cause you feeling tired and cranky, and also it is associated with fatness, high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease.

The dark mode has already been activated on most of the social media apps including Instagram, Messenger and soon coming to the WhatsApp, but who would have thought that even Google Chrome will go totally dark? Yes, it is happening.

How To Enable Dark Mode On Chrome For Android

  1. Though the dark mode is still an experimental feature in Google Chrome for Android, so be sure that some design elements might have a stranger look. To activate it, enter chrome://flags in the address bar of the browser.
  2. Tap on the ‘Search flags’ box and type dark. You’ll find two options here: ‘Force Dark Mode for Web Content’ and ‘Darken Website checkbox in theme setting’. If you choose & activate the first option, 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 turn down the site’s colors. If you activate the second option that means the browser interface itself will turn dark.
  3. Tap the drop-down menu under each of these options and change the setting to ‘Activated’, then restart Chrome.
  4. Now open the browser settings menu, tap ‘Themes’ and select ‘Dark’. If you can’t see the Themes option, restart Chrome again and it should appear.

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How To Enable Dark Mode On Chrome For Windows 10

  1. Enter the Settings menu, choose ‘Personalization’ click ‘Colors’ and scroll down to the switch marked ‘Choose your default app mode’.
  2. Change this to ‘Dark’ and all apps with a native dark mode, including Chrome, will change color. There’s no need to restart your browser.

How To Enable Dark Mode On macOS

  1. Enter into the ‘System Preferences’, click ‘General’, select ‘Appearance’.
  2. Choose the ‘Dark’ option. As with Windows, all apps with a native dark mode will change automatically with no further input from you.

How To Enable Dark Mode On iOS or iPadOS

Google hasn’t introduced a dark mode for Chrome on iOS, but it’s a work in progress and will be available with the browser’s next major update. You can use the Invert feature to achieve a similar effect.

  1. Open ‘Settings’ and select ‘General > Accessibility > Display accomodations’.
  2. Toggle ‘Classic Invert’ to invert the colors of everything on your device’s screen, or ‘Smart invert’ to leave images alone but invert everything else.

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.

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

Now, if you’re using Chrome in dark mode, all websites should automatically change color to match. The feature isn’t perfect yet, so some sites may look a little strange, but it generally works well.

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