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How to enable dark mode for Google Chrome on Android

Chrome has a new dark mode on Android, and here's how to enable it.

Dark mode for Chrome on Android

Google is adding a dark mode for its Chrome browser on Android, and just like the version for Windows 10, the feature is rolling out slowly, which means that depending when you try to enable the new color scheme, you may need to use some extra steps.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to enable the dark mode color scheme for Chrome version 74 on Android devices.

Important: Before the dark mode option appears in the settings, make sure that you’re running version 74 or higher by checking for updates from the Google Play Store.

How to enable dark mode on Chrome using settings

Use these steps to enable dark mode on Chrome for Android:

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Tap the main settings (three-dotted) button in the top-right and select the Settings option. (If you don’t see the option, try restarting the browser again.)

  3. Tap the Dark mode option.

  4. Turn on the toggle switch.

    Enable dark mode on Chrome for Android
    Enable dark mode on Chrome for Android

Once you complete the steps, the browser should start using its new dark color scheme.

If the option isn’t available, you may need to use the flags settings page to enable the theme.

How to enable dark mode on Chrome using flags

Use these steps to enable Chrome’s dark mode with advanced settings on Android:

  1. Open Chrome.

  2. Type the following path on the address bar and tap Enter:

    chrome://flags/#enable-android-night-mode
  3. Use the drop-down menu and select the Enabled option.

  4. Tap the Relaunch Now button.

  5. Tap the main settings (three-dotted) button in the top-right and select the Settings option. (If you don’t see the option, try restarting the browser again.)

  6. Tap the Dark mode option.

  7. Turn on the toggle switch.

    Force dark mode on Chrome for Android
    Force dark mode on Chrome for Android

After you complete the steps, you should now be able to use the browser in dark mode.