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How to turn on dark mode on YouTube on desktop, Android and iOS

YouTube dark theme or mode is a great way to ensure you save power and it does not take away anything from the viewing experience of the user either.
YouTube dark theme or mode is a great way to ensure you save power and it does not take away anything from the viewing experience of the user either. (REUTERS)

On YouTube, dark mode is available for the desktop app, Android devices, iPhone and iPad. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to turn on YouTube dark mode.

YouTube is possibly one of the first widely used platforms that offered dark mode. As YouTube explains it, “Dark theme allows you to tone down your screen’s glare and experience YouTube with a dark background.” Dark mode or dark theme is also known to help in reducing power consumption on smartphones. At present, almost all popular apps like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter offer dark mode.

On YouTube, dark mode is available for the desktop app, Android devices, iPhone and iPad. YouTube’s dark mode feature works similar to other apps. You have the option to switch between dark and light theme anytime you want from the YouTube app. Another option is to sync device themes that will change YouTube’s theme according to your phone’s settings. So if your phone is on dark mode then the YouTube app will also appear in dark mode.

If you’re a frequent YouTube user, and you’re not aware of the dark theme then here’s a step-by-step guide that shows you how to turn on dark mode on YouTube.

YouTube dark mode on desktop

Open YouTube on the desktop.

Then click on your profile picture.

Select Appearance from the list of options available.

Then choose dark theme.

YouTube dark mode on Android

Android 10 or newer users can click on your profile picture.

Tap Settings, and then General.

Then select Appearance and choose device theme or dark theme.

Other Android users can follow the same steps but choose only between light and dark theme.

YouTube dark mode on iPhone and iPad

iOS 13 or newer users can head to the YouTube app and select their profile picture.

Tap on Settings, Appearance and choose device theme or dark theme.

Other iOS users can also follow the same steps then choose light or dark theme from the YouTube app.

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