How to Enable and Disable Dark Mode on iOS, Android, and Windows


Hi, I’m Adam, I’m known as Warwagon on the forum. For 19 years I have operated my own computer repair business. In doing so, I deal daily with the average computer user.

Every bit of information I provide to people, I do so with the lowest common denominator in mind. It’s a common misconception that anyone who joins or browses a tech site is a techie. Some people are just looking for advice. That’s why for some, these technical tips may seem a little too simplistic, but they are instructive for others.


Tech Tip Dark Mode

There is an option on iPhone, Android and Windows called “Dark Mode”, it is a mode that gives every app that supports it a dark theme, making it easier on the eyes as it is not so brilliant.

Some people leave dark mode on all the time, and in the case of the iPhone, some schedule dark mode to turn on at a certain time of night.

iPhone

  • Faucet Settings
  • Press on Display and Brightness

Tech Tip Dark Mode

Here you can enable dark mode to try it out or under “options” set a custom schedule to turn it on and off at a certain time of day.

Tech Tip Dark Mode

Windows 11

In Windows, all you can do is switch your mode from light to dark. To do this

  • Click on Begin
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Personalization
  • Click on Colors

Tech Tip Dark Mode

Windows 10

  • Click on Begin
  • Click on Settings
  • Click on Personalization
  • Click on Colors

Tech Tip Dark Mode

Here you can get off “Choose your color” and set it to light or dark. Or you can mix and match them under “Choose your default Windows mode” and “Choose your default app mode”.

android

This one is a little more difficult because each manufacturer can place it in a different location.

For Pixel Phones

Now set it to light or dark.

Tech Tip Dark Mode

Happy computing!


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