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 their 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 PC’s, and more. Whether you call it dark mode, dark theme, or night mode, this guide has you covered.
To get started, 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 be using that for this guide.
Next, visit YouTube.com.
In the top right corner, click on your profile picture and a drop-down menu will appear.
From the drop-down, select “Appearance: XYZ”. XYZ will be whatever existing setting you have in place.
Now you can select “Dark theme” from the options to enable dark mode on YouTube from a PC.
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 you 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 Mobile
Turning on dark mode for YouTube on a mobile device is an equally easy task, 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 all you need to do is open the YouTube App on your mobile device.
In the top right corner, click on your profile picture to open the menu.
From the menu, scroll down and select “Settings”.
At the top, select “General”.
And then click on “Appearance”.
Here you can then select “Dark theme” which will turn on YouTube dark mode.
Like with the PC version, you can also select “Use device theme” which will then automatically change the YouTube app from light mode and dark mode depending on your device’s theme settings.
Final Thoughts on YouTube Dark Mode
As you can see, it’s now easier than ever to turn on YouTube dark mode across all devices. Whether that’s to help your eyes watching in the darker hours of the night, or to just customize your YouTube experience in a more personal way.
I hope this article has helped you turn on Dark Mode, and if you’re a YouTube creator, or you’re looking to become a YouTuber, check out some of the best YouTube tools below.
Here are some of my favorite YouTuber tools
Thank you for reading this article and I hope you found it helpful. Below are some tools that I use as a YouTube creator that I hope you’ll also find helpful. These are affiliate links, so if you do decide to use any of them, I’ll earn a commission. But in all honesty, these are the exact tools that I use and recommend to everyone, even my own family.
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Thumbnails: Your thumbnail can be the deciding factor on whether or not someone watches your video. To create great thumbnails, I love Canva. They have a wide variety of different free templates to get you started and if you get their premium plan, you have access to over 100 million stock images and other awesome features like one-click background removal.
Web Hosting: YouTube can shut your channel down at any time without warning. I strongly recommend that you get a website set up to protect your audience. If the unforeseen does then happen, your viewers will still be able to find you on your website and you can continue. To get started, I really like Bluehost. They have the easiest setup for beginners and are very affordable.
To see all of my most up-to-date recommendations, check out this resource that I made for you!