How to Enable Gmail Dark Mode on Android Phones: 2 Methods

Last updated on June 28th, 2020 at 11:10 am

If you are following the current trends you’ll notice that there has been a challenge rising for email business, and even not ready to give up. It’s Gmail dark mode for Android. It’s not been long Google released Gmail dark mode and users are really craving to have it enabled in their Android phones.

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Enable Gmail Dark Mode on Android Phones

Dark Mode is an accessibility setting that changes the interface’s color palette to display content in high contrast using dark background colors and light foreground. Usually, it minimizes blue light and enhances readability to reduce eye strain.

Dark Mode is ideal for people with light sensitivity or even those who work nighttime hours since it’s easier to read in a low-light environment.


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Your Gmail account dashboard Mail and Calendar app now include a more useful version of the feature for the email side of the App, one that actually makes the whole app dark, and offers the ability to quickly go bright when it’s hard to read.

Before this release of Gmail Android Dark, Gmail had Themes that is nearly dark as the dark mode. What you need then is just to change to any available Themes and your Gmail background will have a shift. The email reading pane where you read and compose emails remained bright. But no longer! Now, Dark Mode changes all the panels to dark shades of gray, making them easier on the eyes in low light.

How to enable Gmail Dark Mode on Android

Just as I mentioned previously, one of the ways users of Gmail Account

can enable Dark Mode on Android is by selecting activating the dark theme.

As this feature is still new, some devices, turning on Dark Mode for their device won’t necessarily make your Gmail app appear in Dark Mode. In that case, you need to do the needful settings

Method1: Using Gmail Web

  • Login to your Gmail account if not already logged in
  • Go to settings and tap Display.
  • Locate and Toggle the Dark Theme option On. That’s all, it just as simple as that.

Method2: How to Enable Dark on Gmail App

  • Launch your Gmail app and tap the hamburger menu in the upper left of the screen.
  • Tap on the Settings tab.
  • Scroll to General settings and tap on it
  • Tap Themes, then choose the Dark option.

Whenever you want to change the dark mode, you go through the same process to Toggle it off.