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How To Make Snapchat Dark Mode On iOS And Android: Full Settings Guide

How To Make Snapchat Dark Mode

Do you like dark mode? I know many of you like it because it makes everything look cooler. It also puts less strain on your eyes, making them comfortable for you during nighttime. This is why Snapchat has a dark mode?

If you want the same, then you have come to the right place. This article will teach you how to enable Snapchat Dark Mode on your android and iOS devices. I will explain this to you in a comprehensive step-by-step way, so you have no trouble enabling it.        

What Is Snapchat Dark Mode?

What Is Snapchat Dark Mode

Snapchat Dark Mode is an option on smartphones that allows users to turn on dark mode for Snapchat. This mode makes Snapchat have a dark black background instead of the usual mix of white and yellow.

Statistics show that most users prefer using Snapchat and various other social media during certain times of the day. For example, the statistics show that most people prefer using social media during:

  • While on their commute on their way to and from work.
  • During the night time before going to bed.

Most of you know that dark mode on your phones makes the screen less eye-straining at night. Therefore, it makes sense to turn on this mode at night before going to bed. I have turned it on because it helps me a lot before hitting the bed.

How To Turn On Snapchat Dark Mode?

How To Turn On Snapchat Dark Mode

To learn how to turn on dark mode on Snapchat, I have provided a guide for both Android and iOS. This is because both devices have different ways to turn them on (more on this later).

Therefore, based on which smartphone you use, you need to check and follow the steps mentioned in the sections below.

Turning On Snapchat Dark Mode On Android Devices

Turning on Snap Chat Dark Mode On Android Device

To learn how to get dark mode on Snapchat for iPhones and iPads, you must follow these steps in order:

  1. Open Snapchat.
  2. On the top corner of the screen, you will see your profile picture in a circle. Tap on it.
  3. Go to Settings, which will drop down after the previous step (it has a gear-like icon).
  4. Click on the option called App Appearance.
  5. Click on the option called Always Dark.
  6. Alternatively, you can choose Match System if your default OS theme follows the Dark mode theme.

Turning On Snapchat Dark Mode On iOS Devices

Turning On Snapchat Dark Mode On iOS Devices

Now here comes the tricky part. Turning on dark mode for Snapchat on Android devices can be very tricky. This is because, unlike the iOS version of Snapchat, the dark mode does not exist for Android devices.

Therefore, there is no “official” way to turn on Snapchat dark mode on Android. Therefore, here we have to apply other means to ensure that we get the dark mode for Snapchat without crashing the app itself.

To learn how to enable dark mode on Snapchat for Android, simply follow these steps below:

  1. Go to your phone Settings (gear icon)
  2. Open the Display option.
  3. Here, you might see the Dark Mode on newer versions of the Android OS. Tap on it to toggle it on or off.
  4. If the dark mode option does not appear on the Display options, then click on System settings.
  5. Then click on the Advanced option.
  6. Open Developer Options.
  7. Here, you will find a section called Hardware Accelerated Rendering. Click on it.
  8. Finally, tap to toggle on the option Override Force Dark.

There’s only one catch to this option. It’s the fact that some phones might not work. The exact reason is still unknown. In the steps above, changing the developer’s option will ensure your OS goes into dark mode and remains in that state always. This is why the option is called “override dark mode.”

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):

Some of the most frequently asked questions by users on the internet regarding Snapchat dark mode are:

Q1. Does Snapchat Dark Mode Extend Battery Life?

Ans- Contrary to popular belief, Snapchat Dark Mode doesn’t affect your smartphone’s battery life. Instead, it only helps in reducing the strain on your eyes, which becomes more evident (and necessary) at night time.

Q2. Will Snapchat Dark Mode Android Ever Come Out?

Ans- Dark Mode Snapchat Android is still not there yet. However, the developers have made many statements that this option will be turned on through the app in the future. Therefore, just hold tight with your fingers crossed that the developers do keep up to their promise.

Q3. Are There More Options Than Snapchat Dark Mode And Light Mode?

Ans- Instead of forcing Dark mode or light mode on Snapchat, you can allow Snapchat to adjust automatically to your default OS settings. So, for example, if you have dark mode switched on for all apps on your device, Snapchat will be so, also.

Q4. Is Snapchat Dark Mode Good For Our Eyes?

Ans- The primary reason why people use dark mode on their phones and computers is to reduce strain on the eyes. Therefore, it can be beneficial for you to turn on Snapchat dark mode during nighttime.

Going Dark

To enable Snapchat dark mode, you can do so by only tweaking a few settings on the app. If you are using an iOS device like an iPhone or an iPad, you can do so from the Snapchat settings.

However, if you are using an Android smartphone, you must enable dark mode from your phone settings.

Enabling dark mode will help reduce the strain of white light on your eyes, especially during nighttime.


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Debamalya Mukherjee
Debamalya is a professional content writer from Kolkata, India. Constantly improving himself in this industry for more than three years, he has amassed immense knowledge regarding his niches of writing tech and gaming articles. He loves spending time with his cats, along with playing every new PC action game as soon as possible.

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