Dark mode has finally caught the masses, as nearly every app has embraced the ability to enhance user experience. As expected, Gmail doesn’t want to lag too far behind either. Google has recently updated its popular email app to introduce the much anticipated dark theme. I wholeheartedly welcome this new addition, as I love to quickly browse recent emails and respond to some important emails without closing my eyes. If you’ve been waiting for that too, go to the dump to enable dark mode in Gmail on your iOS or Android device.
Note: We attach screenshots for Android device. The steps are basically the same on iPhone, so you won’t have any issues following it.
Turn on Dark Mode in Gmail on iOS and Android
The process for turning on dark mode in the Gmail app on iOS 13 and on the latest versions of Android is pretty much the same. Interestingly, it is slightly different in iOS 11 and 12. Whatever platform you are on, be sure to update the app before jumping into the guide. Also, keep in mind that this is a phased rollout, so you may not see the feature on your device yet.
1. Start gmail application on your device.
2. Tap now. menu button in the upper left corner select and Settings
3. Next, tap on General Settings.
Note: On your iOS or iPadOS device, skip step 4 as you will find the Theme option right inside Settings.
4. Next, choose Theme.
5. Finally, Dark choice.
Note that on your iPhone or iPad running iOS 11 or iOS 12, you’ll get a Dark theme toggle to turn it on or off. You won’t find any “System default” options here, as there was no system-wide dark mode prior to iOS 13.
This much! Now go ahead and browse your email with peace of mind. The screen will be pretty easy on the eyes. So they don’t have a hard time dealing with e-mails in the dark. The dark theme not only relaxes your eyes but also helps your device last a little longer. Then go back to the theme setting when you want to disable it and then choose light or system default.
Use Dark Theme in Gmail App on iOS and Android
As you can see, there is a lot to love about a dark theme. Apart from changing the entire look of the user interface, it also plays a good role in helping devices last longer. That’s why I’m glad the popular email app finally kicks in. Is there any application that you want to get this feature as soon as possible? If yes, let us know its name in the comments below.