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.

To get started, let’s dive into how to turn on YouTube dark mode on PC (or watch the video below).

How To Turn On YouTube Dark Mode On Mobile And PC Easily

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.

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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 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).

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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.

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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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Here you can then 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 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 watch in the darker hours of the night or to customize your YouTube experience in a more personal way.

I hope this article has helped you turn on Dark Mode on YouTube.

David Woutersen

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David Woutersen

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, while 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.