Google has just given Chrome for Android a dark mode (beta) available in the latest stable version of the application. Simply activate a “flag” and activate the option in the settings. This dark mode changes the interface, but not the sites – although this might change in later revisions of the feature. In this quick tutorial, we offer you the steps to enable this feature in less time than it takes to say.
Right now, the dark mode is really the nerve of the smartphone app developer’s war – be it Android or iOS. A dark theme has several advantages: it rests the eyes, especially in the dim light and the darkness. it can also make the text more readable in some situations, but most importantly, on smartphones with OLED screen, it saves battery. Indeed on these smartphones, a black pixel is a pixel off that consumes no electricity and dark gray pixels consume much less than the lighter pixels.
How to enable Chrome’s dark mode on Android
For that :
- Open Chrome on your smartphone
- In the address bar, type chrome://flags and press Enter
- Search using the search field Android Chrome UI dark mode then enable the feature by choosing Enabled
- Touch the blue button Relaunch now lower right
Once restarted, the option should now exist in the settings – option to activate for the dark theme is displayed:
- Go to the menu ⋮ at the top right
- Go to Settings>Themes> Dark Mode
- Activate option
Note : the option will not appear if you have “forgotten” to restart Chrome after activating the flag. If you do not find the famous “flag” we are talking about in the 2nd step of this tutorial, it is that your version of Chrome is too old. This feature can only be enabled on Chrome 74 and later :
Did you manage to turn on Chrome’s dark mode with the steps in this tutorial? Did you encounter difficulties? Talk about it in the comments of this article.