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Enable Dark or Light Theme in Chrome on Android

Are you looking to change the color and theme appearance in your Chrome app? Learn how to enable dark mode or light theme.

The Chrome browser offers excellent accessibility and customization features, including the option to change the browser theme.

It offers both dark mode and light mode appearance. We can switch the theme from the Appearance settings from the browser settings menu.

In this guide, we have shared the steps to change the color theme and appearance in the Google Chrome app.

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How to Enable Dark mode & Light Theme in Chrome Android?

Enable Dark Mode Theme

You can easily enable dark mode in your browser on any Android phone. However, the browser sometimes needs to be updated to the latest version.

  1. Launch Google Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list.
  3. Scroll down to the Themes tab and tap to open.
  4. Select the Dark option from the list.
    Dark Theme Setting in Chrome Android
  5. Relaunch the browser and experience the dark theme skin in Chrome Android.

After changing the theme to dark, you can see the dark screen in the browser. Also, whether the phone is set to light or dark mode, Chrome will remain dark after this setting.

Enable Light Theme

The light theme or white theme has been around since the incubation of the Chrome browser. If you do not like the dark mode, you can switch back to the light mode.

  1. Launch Google Chrome for Android.
  2. Tap on the More vertical 3-dots icon menu and select Settings from the list.
  3. Tap on the Themes tab to open.
  4. Select the Light option radio button.
    Light Theme Setting in Chrome Android
  5. Relaunch the browser and experience the light theme skin in Chrome Android

The dark or light theme can be chosen based on your preference. However, it’s said that dark mode saves battery life and reduces the strain on the eyes, especially in a dark room or at night time. Hence, dark mode is also known as Night mode.

Bottom Line

Dark mode or light theme is a personal preference. However, you have complete control over switching between themes. I prefer and recommend using a dark theme on a Chrome browser or any software application that offers an option to choose the theme.

Similarly, you can switch between dark or light mode themes on the Chrome computer. The computer browser also offers several additional colorful themes that you can enable on the browser.

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Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza

Kushal Azza is a Google Certified IT Professional, Digital Content Creator, and Go-To Digital Marketer with Engineering Degree. He has over a decade of experience solving tech problems, troubleshooting, and innovating digital solutions. Follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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