How to Turn On Dark Mode on Mac Running macOS Catalina

macOS Catalina is apparently one of the most feature-rich updates that have ever arrived for Mac. And the feature that’s getting tons of traction is the full-fledged Dark Mode, which is designed to enhance your viewing experience. Yet to have a go at it? Follow along to turn on Dark Mode on macOS Catalina to use your Mac more comfortably in the night and also protect your eyes from burning.

How to Enable Dark Mode in macOS Catalina

Step #1. Click on Apple Menu on your Mac.

Step #2. Now, click on System Preference.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Mojave

Step #3. Next, you need to click on General.

Click on General in macOS Mojave System Preferences

Step #4. Next up, check out the second option next to Appearance. Simply select it to activate Dark Mode on your Mac.

Turn On Dark Mode on MacYou can also enable Auto Dark mode on Mac by clicking the Auto.

Enable Auto Dark Mode on Mac

Now, go ahead and use your computer to your heart’s liking. Ditto, you will have a more convenient viewing experience. You also have the option to explore the custom accent colors. If you wish to play around with the display, don’t fail to dig into them.

Besides, do give a look at the option to highlight color as well. I’m sure it’s gonna further enrich your media viewing time.

How to Disable Dark Mode on Mac

So, you have enjoyed a long run with the dark interface. And now, it’s time to go for a brighter interface. Turning off Dark Mode is just as simple!

Step #1. Open Apple menu → Click on System Preferences.

Click on System Preferences in macOS Mojave

Step #2. Click on General.

Click on General in macOS Mojave System Preferences

Step #3. Now, deselect the second option that’s right next to Appearance.

Turn Off Dark Mode on Mac

There you go!

Have Your Say

The best thing about Dark Mode in the latest macOS is that it works perfectly throughout the interface. You can use it in several apps like Photos, Mail, Messages, and more. Having given it a long run, I can say with full confidence that it’s gonna bolster your productivity and light up your movie-watching experience—big time!

What’s your take on the full-fledged Dark Mode? And how much charmed are you with its neat functionality? We would be really glad to know your thoughts about this feature in particular and macOS Catalina in general.

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.