How to enable dark mode for Gmail in your Desktop and Mobile Device

How to enable dark mode for Gmail in your Desktop and Mobile Device

Dark Mode is the new trend in the town. If you haven’t come across it yet, the basic twist is that it swaps in a black-dominant theme for the traditional white and bright colors that have been the backdrop for most app layouts since the beginning of app layouts.

Today in this post I’ll show you “How to enable dark mode for Gmail in your Desktop and Mobile Device”

Dark mode for Gmail is now available on both desktops as well as mobile devices.

Why Dark Mode?

There are a lot of reasons to give it a try.

Power-efficient

Studies show that darker pixels consume less power than white ones, meaning dark mode for Gmail should make your battery last a little longer between charges if you’re spending a lot of time in the app.

Also read: Top 10 effective tips to extend battery life in your Windows 10 Laptop

Less strain on your eyes

The dark color also reduces eye strain for users. It also provides more contrast between the read and unread messages, which makes it easier to manage your inbox.

Looks Cool

Well, this is just an opinion, but the dark mode looks fancier than that of the stark white design.

How to activate dark mode on the desktop

To activate dark mode for Gmail on the desktop, go to Gmail.com and click the ‘Settings’ icon (shaped like a gear) at the top right underneath your profile picture. Select ‘Themes’, scroll past the various picture themes and click the black thumbnail (the label ‘Dark’ appears when you hover over it).

Screenshot dark  mode.

How to activate dark mode in Gmail for Android

First, you should make sure that you have the latest version of Gmail installed from the AppStore. If it’s already updated, then you’re ready to go.

Then you can activate it manually by tapping the menu icon on the top left, scrolling down and tapping ‘Settings’, then ‘General settings’. Here you can change Gmail’s theme to either light, dark, or system default. Sadly, It’s only available if your OS is Android 10 or later 🙁

How to activate dark mode in Gmail for iOS

Sorry to disappoint Apple users, but Apple hasn’ rolled out an update that enables dark mode for Gmail.

Once out, you’ll be able to use it right away if you have enabled system-wide dark mode.


Thanks for reading. Stay tuned for more tips and tricks.

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