How To Turn On YouTube Dark Mode On PC And Mobile

If you’re tired of straining your eyes looking at the bright white of YouTube’s background, you’re in luck, as YouTube has introduced its dark theme. In this article (and video), find out how to turn on YouTube dark mode on mobile and PC.

It’s quite a quick process and works across most devices. From iOS, Android, Macbook, Windows PCs, and more. Whether you call it dark mode, dark theme, or night mode, this guide has you covered.

Pick Your Device:

Let’s dive into how to turn on YouTube dark mode on a PC (or watch the video below).

How To Turn On YouTube Dark Mode On PC

The first thing to do is open up a web browser of your choice; I prefer Chrome, so I will use that for this guide.

Next, visit YouTube.com.

Click on your profile picture in the top right corner, and a drop-down menu will appear.

From the drop-down, select “Appearance: XYZ.” XYZ will be whatever existing setting you have in place.

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Now you can select “Dark theme” from the options to enable dark mode on YouTube from a PC.

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Alternatively, you can set the appearance to “Use device theme.” With this option set, whatever device theme you’re using, your YouTube experience will change with it.

For example, if you’re using macOS and have the appearance set to “Auto,” YouTube will automatically toggle between dark mode and light mode depending on the time of day (with the dark mode being on at night).

How To Turn On Youtube Dark Mode On Pc And Mobile

How To Turn On YouTube Dark Mode On Mobile

Turning on dark mode for YouTube on a mobile device is equally easy, regardless of whether you’re using an Android or iOS device.

The first thing you need to do is make sure your YouTube app is up-to-date.

If it is, then you must open the YouTube App on your mobile device.

Click on your profile picture in the top right corner to open the menu.

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From the menu, scroll down and select “Settings.”

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At the top, select “General.”

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And then click on “Appearance.”

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You can select “Dark theme,” which will turn on YouTube dark mode.

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Like with the PC version, you can also select “Use device theme” which will automatically change the YouTube app from light mode to dark mode depending on your device’s theme settings.

David Woutersen

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David is the founder of Outofthe925.com and has been in the social media industry since 2017. Since then, his mission has been to help others take control of their online presence. For some, this has been earning an income online; for others, it's teaching how to use social networks more effectively. And each year, he continues to help millions with strategy, troubleshooting, and inspiration.

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