Using gadgets like your mobile and computer in the dark mode is becoming significant nowadays. Not just devices, even apps, and websites started adopting the dark themes in one way or the other. Almost every other apps by Google got dark theme support, and Gmail is not an exception. There is a high chance for almost anyone to access Gmail every day. So, using it during the low-light environment will be better with the dark mode. It not only benefits your eye health but also saves your device battery. Gmail is accessible on mobile and desktop. So, you can enable Gmail dark mode on both mobile and desktop versions. Follow along to know about Gmail dark mode.

Enable Dark Mode on Gmail

As said earlier, we can enable dark theme on the Gmail app on Android and iOS devices. Likewise, the Gmail website version can also be used in night mode by enabling the dark theme. Skip to the respective section to enable the Gmail dark theme on your preferred platforms.

Gmail Dark Mode on Browser

As said, you can enable Gmail dark theme on any of your web browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. From Gmail theme settings, you can enable and use Dark mode.

Step 1: Open any of the desired web browsers on your computer or smartphone. For this instance, we used the Google Chrome browser.

Step 2: Go to the Gmail website. And log in with your Google Username and Password.

Step 3: Hover to click on the Gear like icon (Settings) on the top-right corner.

Gmail Settings
Gmail Settings

Step 4: Choose Themes to click View All.

Gmail Dark Theme
Gmail Dark Theme

Step 5: Scroll down and choose the Black screen theme, which is the Dark theme. You can see the preview.

Step 6: Now, click Save to save the changes.

Your entire Gmail user interface turns dark, and this implies you have successfully enabled the dark theme on the Gmail site.

Also see how to Enable Dark Mode on Google Calendar

Dark Mode on Gmail App

If you use the Gmail app on Android and iOS (iPhone/iPad) devices, they have got a dark theme on their settings. For details, follow the steps given below.

On Android

Step 1: Navigate on the Android or iOS apps section to launch the Gmail App. Log in to your account.

Gmail App Menu Options
Gmail App Menu Options

Step 2: Tap the three-lined menu on the top-left corner. And tap the Settings option.

Gmail App Settings
Gmail App Settings

Step 3: Then choose General Settings.

Gmail App General settings
Gmail App General settings

Step 4: Now choose the Theme option.

Gmail App Theme Settings
Gmail App Theme Settings

Step 5: Then, select the Dark theme.

On iOS

[1] Launch Gmail app on your iOS device.

[2] Tap on Hamburger icon from the top right corner and choose Settings.

Dark Mode on Gmail App

[3] Click on Theme from the menu.

Theme

[4] Choose Dark to enable Dark mode.

Dark

If you are iPhone is set to dark mode by default in settings, then you can choose System Default and it will automatically adapt to your device theme.

Dark Mode on Gmail App

Alternative Ways

Sometimes enabling system-wide dark mode on your smartphones or computer may also be adopted by the Gmail app. While enabling dark mode on Android or iPhone, the Gmail app will also work according to the default settings. You can enable the dark mode on your Mac or Windows PC and use Gmail in the system-wide dark theme.

Dark theme on Android
Dark theme on Android

1) Turn on Dark Mode on Android: Settings >> Display Settings >> Dark. Or pull down the notification bar click on the Dark Mode icon. It will enable Gmail dark mode on Android 9 and 10.

iOS Dark Mode
iOS Dark Mode

2) Enable Dark Mode on iPhone: Settings >> Display and Brightness >> Dark. It will enable Gmail dark mode on iOS.

Dark mode on Mac
Dark mode on Mac

3) Use Dark Mode on Mac: Click on Apple Icon >> System Preferences >> General >> Choose Dark near Appearances.

Windows Dark Mode
Windows Dark Mode

4) Enable Dark Mode on Windows: Settings (Windows + I) >> Personalization >> Color on left pane >> Choose your color >> Dark.

Few Dark Theme Extension Recommendations

The following extensions are for the Google Chrome browser. Enabling the dark background on Chrome browsers with extensions, in turn, enable the dark theme on the Gmail site too.

Download and add any of the above-mentioned extensions to Chrome. And make sure to turn it on to use the Google Gmail on Dark theme.

Related: How to enable Dark Mode on Google Chrome browser

That was all the possible ways in which you can use Gmail in dark theme. We hope this section has been useful for you. Drop us your queries and suggestions in the comment section. Let us resolve it for you.