How to Turn On YouTube Dark Mode

YouTube is the largest video-sharing platform, and millions of people use the app or website during bedtime.

Night mode prevents eye strain and reduces the contrast of the screen. 

You can enable dark mode on the YouTube website, Android & iOS apps. However, you only need to turn on dark mode if your device uses light mode or you previously turned on light mode. 

YouTube Dark Mode on the Web

When you visit YouTube for the first time after installing a web browser or in an incognito window, the YouTube website loads in light mode. If it detects a dark theme on your device, it automatically enables dark mode on YouTube. 

YouTube Detects System Theme

However, if YouTube is still in light mode, here’s what to do:

Open a web browser that you use regularly and go to the YouTube website. If logged in, click on your profile picture or avatar at the top right corner. 

If you use YouTube without a Google account, click the horizontal three-dot Settings icon beside the Sign in button. 

Click on Appearance

Click Appearance from the menu and select Dark theme. 

YouTube Dark Mode

YouTube will reload and apply the dark theme. 

YouTube Dark Mode on iPhone & iPad

You can turn on Dark mode from the YouTube iOS app.

YouTube iOS Dark Mode
  1. Open the YouTube app on your iPhone/iPad.
  2. Tap on the profile picture at the top right corner of the homepage. 
  3. Tap on Settings from the pop-up and select General.
  4. Tap on Appearance.
  5. Select Dark theme. 

YouTube Dark Mode on Android

YouTube for Android is almost similar to the iOS app.

Launch the YouTube app, tap your profile picture, and go to Settings

Tap on General, select Appearance, and choose Dark theme

It uses the System theme by default or light mode if you previously disabled dark mode. 

You can turn off the dark mode any time you want by reverse following the process. Follow the techniques mentioned above to get to the Appearance setting and select light mode. 

Uchchash Talukder Rana is the founder of @ansmegeek. He is the jack of all trades and master of a few. He uses Windows, Mac, Android & iOS on a daily basis. If he is not sleeping, either he is writing articles or playing Valorant.

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