How to Enable Dark Mode in YouTube on iPhone, iPad, and Android

I'm really glad to know that it's finally possible to enable dark mode in YouTube on your iPhone, iPad, and Android. Hence, it'd be great to watch YouTube videos at night as eyes won't feel pain. Aside from boosting the user-experience, this neat feature can also improve battery life.

Dark Mode has finally arrived on YouTube for iOS. Android version of the update is likely to be released soon. Considering how user-friendly this feature is many of you would like to use it straight away, wouldn’t you? Enabling Dark Mode on YouTube on iPhone and Android is a breeze!

Dark Theme is pretty easy on the eyes, and it also prevents them from burning. Besides, it improves battery life on your device as well. Without making much ado, let’s head over to enable it.

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How to Enable Dark Mode in YouTube on iPhone and iPad

How to Turn On Dark Mode on YouTube on iPhone or iPad

Note: Once Dark Theme is available on YouTube for Android, the process will be quite similar to that of the iOS version of the app.

Step #1. Make sure you have updated YouTube to the latest version. To do so, open App Store → Updates → locate YouTube and then hit the Update button.

Once the app is updated, open it on your iOS device.

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Step #2. Now, you need to tap on your Profile at the upper-right corner.

Tap on Profile in YouTube App on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on Settings.

Tap on Settings in YouTube App on iPhone

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Step #4. Next, turn on the switch next to Dark Theme.

Enable Dark Mode in YouTube on iPhone

Up next, tap on “X” at the top-left corner to exit settings.

Exit YouTube Settings on iPhone or iPad

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Check out the dark interface. Doesn’t it look impressive? It’s time to find some great videos and watch them with absolute fun!

Now, it will invert the colors of the UI, and you will have a black background. Though this feature arrived for desktop last year, it was getting ready for the mobile app for quite some time.

How to Disable Dark Mode on YouTube

You have enjoyed watching your movie in the dark mode. But now you don’t want it anymore.

Step #1. Launch YouTube on your iOS device → Profile → Settings.

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Step #2. Now, turn off the switch next to Dark Theme.

That’s done!

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I really love using YouTube and feel glad to see Dark Theme in it. If you have a huge penchant for this cool feature, I would recommend you to check out this post to instantly find out all the iOS and macOS apps that have the support of dark mode.

Though this mode is helpful on all iOS devices, it’s immensely helpful on iPhone X thanks to the OLED display. If you own this smartphone, you should take the full advantage of this feature to enhance your user experience.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting contents on social media.

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