Compared to other browsers, Google Chrome is the most popular and currently used browser for smartphone users and all operating systems. The Google Chrome app typically has updates to a better interface, as part of the latest update is dark mode. Google recently launched Chrome 74 with support for Windows, Mac, Linux, Chrome OS and Android users.
Mac users have had dark mode features since the launch of Chrome 73. But for Windows, Android, and iOS users, there’s bad news. The bad news is that there is no option in Chrome settings to turn on dark mode.
Dark mode is hidden in Chrome settings, but you can still enable it in hidden flag settings. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to enable Google Chrome dark mode on Windows 10, Android, and iOS.
How to enable dark mode of the Google Chrome UI on Windows 10
The dark mode feature is not fully available to the Windows 10 user; therefore, if you want to enable it, you must do it manually by following the steps below.
- Upgrade to version 74.
To check your Chrome version, click the top right corner of Google Chrome “Customize and Control Google Chrom”. Select Help and click About Google.
Right-click the Chrome shortcut on the taskbar, right-click Google Chrome, and select Properties.
In the Destination box, after the text, add a space and copy and paste this flag – force-dark-mode
- Click Apply, click Ok.
Dark mode should now be enabled in Google Chrome on your Windows.
Enabling Dark Mode Using Windows 10 Settings
You can turn on Chrome’s dark UI mode through Windows 10 itself. To do this, follow these steps.
- Open Windows Settings by pressing the Windows + I key combination.
- Click on Personalization
- Click on Colors
- Scroll down and choose default app mode as Dark
How to enable Dark Chrome UI Mode on Android
To enable Chrome dark mode on Android, you will need to be running Google Chrome version 74 on your Android phone. To check which version you are running, touch the Customize and control Google Chrome button in the upper right corner.
Go to Settings, in the bottom tab on About Chrome.
When you upgrade to version 74 or higher, follow the steps below to enable Chrome dark mode.
- Open the Chrome app and type “chrome: // flags” in the URL bar.
You are now in the Chrom flag settings, where you will see the dark mode option in Chrome settings.
- In the flag page’s search bar, search for “Dark mode of the Android Chrome UI”, you are now in the correct flag settings.
Touch the flag drop-down box and change the setting from “default” to “enabled” and restart the Chrome app.
- Open the Chrome app again and touch the Chrome Customize and Control button in the upper right corner. Go to the settings.
- Tap the dark mode and turn it on.
How to enable dark mode of the Google Chrome UI on iOS
Since the Chrome app doesn’t have dark UI mode for iOS, so if you’re a dark mode lover, you need to use accessibility settings to change your phone and all apps to dark mode. To do this, follow the steps below.
- Go to Settings and open General Settings.
- Touch accessibility option
- Scroll down and tap accessibility shortcut
- Tap Smart Invert Colors to turn dark mode on
- Press the Home button three times in quick succession to enable the smart flip feature.
You have now reversed the colors of the entire operating system by switching all whites to dark mode. To revert again, press the Home button three times in rapid succession and the colors will return to normal.
Enabling Chrome UI dark mode on Android and iOS will help you save battery power and is better when you’re reading on your phone. What other positives do you see in this feature? Write your comments about Chrome UI Dark Mode in the comments section below.