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How to Enable Gmail Dark Theme (Dark Mode) on Android, PC

Last Updated on March 29, 2023 by Bestusefultips

Do you want to change the Gmail theme to dark or light? Here’s how to enable Gmail dark theme or dark mode on Android and desktop devices. You can use Gmail theme settings or your phone’s dark theme settings to turn on Gmail dark mode. When you enable Gmail dark theme, you can see change your Gmail background to dark.

Almost all Google apps support dark mode options for mobile and desktop, such as Google messages, Phone apps, Google Drive, etc. The dark mode is helpful to increase the battery life of your phone to set dark background.

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How to Turn On Gmail Dark Theme on Android using Gmail App

Ensure your Gmail app is updated with the latest version to make Gmail dark mode on Android devices. You can turn dark mode on or off the Gmail app on Android using the below-given steps.

Step 1: Open the Gmail app on your Android phone.

Gmail dark mode is available for android

Step 2: Tap Three horizontal lines at the upper left corner.

Get dark mode in android for Gmail app

Step 3: Scroll down and tap on Settings.

Gmail app dark mode

Step 4: Tap General settings.

Enable or disable dark mode on Gmail app

Step 5: Tap Theme.

Three options here are Light, Dark, or System default.

How to enable dark mode in Gmail app for Android

Step 6: Choose Dark.

It’s pretty easy to turn on Gmail’s dark mode on your Android.

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How to Enable Dark Mode Gmail using Phone Settings

Ensure your Android phone runs Android 10 or later versions to automatically use the Gmail app in dark or light mode. You can automatically set the dark mode for Gmail app using the system theme settings. Also, check the below settings to change Gmail theme automatically on your Android, Samsung, OnePlus, and other devices.

Open Gmail app > Three horizontal lines > Settings > Theme > System default

Now apply the below settings to set a dark mode in Gmail app on your Android devices.

Step 1: Open the app drawer and tap the Settings app.

Step 2: Tap Display.

Enable Dark mode in Gmail for Android 10

Step 3: Toggle on the Dark theme.

Step 4: Now open the Gmail app to view the activate the dark mode.

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How to Enable Gmail Dark Theme on PC or Laptop

You can set a dark or light mode on your Gmail desktop using the below settings.

Step 1: Open in your desktop Browser.

Step 2: Sign in Gmail account.

Tap Settings gear icon in Gmail app

Step 3: Tap the Settings gear icon at the top right.

Tap View all in the Theme Settings

Step 4: Tap View all in the Theme section on the right side menu.

How to Enable Gmail Dark Theme on Android, PC

Step 5: Scroll down and tap on Dark.

Step 6: Tap the Save button (Show the above step screenshot).

You can see the set desktop dark background in your Gmail Inbox and other menus. Anytime get back the default Gmail theme on your PC or Laptop devices.

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How to Turn Off Dark Mode on Gmail

Set dark or light theme in Gmail app Android

Swipe down the notification panel at the top of the screen and tap Dark theme to turn it off.


Open the Gmail app > Three horizontal lines at the top left corner > Settings > General settings > Theme > Light.

And that’s it. We hope the above-given tutorial is helpful to enable dark mode on the Gmail app for Android. Do you still have any questions? Tell us in below comment box. Stay and connect with us for the latest updates.

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Does Gmail Have Dark Mode?

Yes, you can enable Gmail Dark mode on your phone and desktop using the above-given methods. If your device runs Android 10 or later, you can use the system default settings to automatically set the light or dark mode Gmail app on your phone.

Does Gmail Have Nigth Mode?

No, Gmail Night mode is not available. You can use dark mode on your Gmail app.

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