How to Enable YouTube Dark Mode

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How to enable YouTube dark mode on PC and phone. Dark mode reduces the amount of bright white light on the screen. You can enable the dark theme, YouTube version, on desktop or mobile.


To set YouTube to black on your phone, you will need to go through the app's settings to access the dark theme. The process varies slightly depending on whether you have an Android or an iPhone.



When you spend a lot of time looking at screens, the noise of a white background can be a nuisance. So, enabling dark mode can help and may even save your battery.

On YouTube, you can enable dark mode on the desktop site and the mobile app for iPhone and Android. Here's what you need to do to turn YouTube to black.


How to enable YouTube dark mode on computer.

  1. Go to the YouTube website and log in to your account if necessary.
  2. Click your Profile icon, located in the upper right corner of the screen, then choose Appearance: device theme.
  3. Select Dark theme. You can also choose Use device theme to make the app match your device's system settings.

How to enable YouTube dark mode on iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the YouTube app and sign in to your account if necessary.
  2. Tap your Profile icon, locatedin the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select settings.
  4. On the next page, choose General.
  5. On the General page, tap Appearance.
  6. Tap the Dark theme option and a check mark will appear next to it. You can also choose Use device theme to make the app match your device's system settings.

How to set YouTube to black on Android

If you have enabled dark mode through your Android system settings, the YouTube app should automatically be in dark mode. But you can also enable dark mode only for the YouTube app from the YouTube settings:



  1. Open the YouTube app and sign in to your account if necessary.
  2. Tap your Profile icon, located in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and select settings.
  4. Tap General.
  5. Choose Appearance.
  6. Select Dark theme. You can also choose Use device theme to make the app match your device's system settings.

To read more:

  • How to enable dark mode in Firefox.
  • How to use dark mode on iPhone
  • How to enable dark theme in Gmail
  • How to disable HD on YouTube
  • How to use Google Photos in dark mode on iPhone and iPad

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