How to Enable Dark Mode in Gmail on Android and iPhone

With almost every app embracing the Dark Mode, Gmail has also joined the party. Google has recently released dark mode for it’s Gmail app. So, now, you can enable dark mode in Gmail app on your Android or iOS device and bright light won’t hurt your eyes anymore.

Google has decided to roll-out dark mode for Gmail in phased manner. So, you may not get Dark Mode option on your device yet but eventually you will. Just keep your Gmail app updated.

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We have already got Dark Mode in Gmail on our devices. So, in this tutorial we are going to show you how to enable Dark Mode in Gmail on Android and iPhone. Please note that the steps for Android and iPhone are quite identical. We have used screenshots from Android device but it’s almost same in iOS also.

Enable Dark Mode in Gmail on Android and iOS

Let’s check quick steps for enabling Dark Mode in Gmail app on Android an iOS devices. Just make sure to update your Gmail app to latest version on your Android or iOS device.

Step 1: Open Gmail App and Go to Settings

First of all, open Gmail app on your Android or iOS device. After that tap on Menu button or swipe from left to open menu on Gmail app. Here, scroll down and tap on Settings. In Settings, select General Settings.

Open Gmail App Go To Settings And Then Tap On General Settings
Open Gmail App go to Menu > Settings > General Settings

NOTE: In iOS or iPadOS, you will find the Theme option right in Settings and you won’t have to go to General settings.

Step 2: Enable Dark Mode in Gmail

In General settings, tap on Theme. Here, you will have option to choose Light or Dark theme for your Gmail app. Select Dark to enable Dark Mode in Gmail app on your device.

You can also select System default if you wish to change Gmail apps theme from Light to Dark and vice versa when you change theme on your device.

Tap On Theme And Select Light Or Dark To Enable Light Or Dark Mode On Gmail App
Tap on Theme and Select Dark

NOTE: On the iOS devices that don’t have system wide dark theme (iOS 11 and 12), you won’t see System default option in Theme menu.

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Enjoy Dark Mode in Gmail App on your Android and iPhone

Now, you have successfully enabled Dark Mode in Gmail, you can browse your emails on your device without putting much strain on your eyes. Besides, helping your eyes, Dark Mode also helps your battery last a bit longer. If you wish to disable Dark Mode in Gmail app, you can follow the same path and select Light or System default.

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