Google Chrome has many features, and one feature is ‘Force Dark Mode’. In the recent update, this feature was added to the experimental flag. Unlike Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge, Chrome doesn’t have a dark theme feature that can be enabled through a simple box with a tick or drop-down menu to enable.
There are different methods to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for different operating systems. That is why I have compiled the list of all methods that will guide you on how to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
Why should you enable Dark Mode in Chrome? No. 1 reason is obvious, you will be less exposed to blue light, phones/tablets with OLED screen will save battery, cause less strain on eyes while using PC/Phones at night and sometimes it looks better than traditional white background websites. If those reasons are enough to tempt you, here’s how to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS.
If you are using Microsoft Edge and want to enable Dark Mode on it? [Click Here]
How to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for Windows 10?
Step 1: Go to Settings -> Personalization -> Colors. On the right side, you will see ‘Choose your default app mode’.
Step 2: Change this to ‘Dark’ and all apps with native dark mode, including Chrome will change color to dark. There’s no need to restart your browser. Here’s how it looks.
How to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for macOS?
- Open System Preferences -> General -> Appearance.
- Select the ‘Dark’ option. As with Windows, all apps with a native dark mode will change automatically.
How to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for Android?
There are 2 methods, one which will only change Chrome UI meaning only the browser interface will be turned to the dark and the second method is “Force Dark Mode for Web Content” that will turn any website to a dark mode. This feature is still experimental you may find few websites to look strange, but it works well.
How to enable a dark theme in Google Chrome for Android?
Step 1: Open Chrome -> Go to Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down and select Themes -> Choose the ‘Dark’ theme. The left image is a light mode and the right image is dark mode.
How to enable force dark mode on websites in Google Chrome for Android?
Step 1: Open Chrome and paste the following address in the address bar of your browser.
Step 2: Tap the Search flags box and type the word Dark. You will find three options: Force Dark Mode for Web Content, Android Chrome UI Dark Mode and Security interstitials dark mode.
Step 3: Select ‘Force Dark Mode for Web Content’ and click on the Drop-down menu (which is Default) and select Enabled. There are other options also which you can try one by one and select which one is best for you.
Step 4: Now all the webpages will be in dark mode. Here’s how it looks: Left image is Light Mode and Right image is Dark Mode.
You can also try this shortcut to directly enter to Force Dark Mode settings.
How to enable dark mode in Google Chrome for iOS?
Step 1: Go to Settings -> Display & Brightness -> Appearance.
Step 2: Select the ‘Dark’ option. Here’s how it looks. The left image is Light Mode and the right image is Dark Mode.
How to enable force dark mode on websites in Google Chrome?
The process for enabling force dark mode is similar to Android.
Step 1: Open Google Chrome and paste the following address in the address bar of your browser.
Step 2: Now you will see “Force Dark Mode for Web Contents” with the Default option. Now click on it and a list of options will come and select Enabled option.
Step 3: Relaunch Pop-up will appear and after Restarting this is how it looks.
In case you didn’t like the dark mode feature, you can repeat from Step 1 and select the Disabled option.
Have questions? Leave a comment down below and let me know what do you think about the Dark Mode feature in Microsoft Edge.