How to Turn-On Dark Mode on Mac & MacBook

The use of dark mode has become fashionable. Everyone like using the dark mode. When you’re staring at a screen for long periods of time, the dark mode comes in handy.

Dark mode is available in both the Windows and macOS operating systems. Let’s look at how to enable dark mode on a Mac in this article.

Is it true that Dark mode is better for Mac?

Dark mode is beneficial to both you and your Mac in various ways. When you utilise dark mode on your Mac, it reduces the amount of energy it consumes.

 When all other factors are taken into account, dark mode increases text readability. Switching to dark mode is also helpful if you’re working in low-light conditions because it decreases eye strain.

How can I turn on dark mode on my Mac/MacBook?

Turning on dark mode on your Mac is straightforward, and all you have to do is follow these simple instructions.

  1. Select Apple from the menu bar.
  2. Select System Preferences from the drop-down menu.

3. Go to the General tab.

4. Select Dark mode from the Appearances menu.

How to Turn-On Dark Mode on Mac & MacBook

Choose dark colours for Accent colour and Highlight colour to customise the dark mode colors.

On a Mac, how do you turn off the dark mode?

To turn off dark mode, simply follow the steps above and pick either automatic or Light from the drop-down menu. If you select auto, the theme will change from dark to light depending on the time of day.

How to make other apps and functions work in dark mode

Other apps and functions can have dark mode enabled or disabled separately. If you don’t like dark mode as an OS theme, you can enable it for specific programmes exclusively. 

However, some Mac apps use the OS theme as the app theme. Let’s have a look at how dark mode works with a few apps.

Messages/Mail Services: Enable Dark Mode:

Go to Mail > Preferences > Viewing tab in your inbox. Make a click on

“For messaging, use dark backgrounds.”

If you deselect this option while your system theme is in dark mode, the Mail backgrounds will become light.

Activate Safari’s Dark Mode:

The App theme in Safari is the system theme. So, if you want to use safari in dark mode, you’ll need to enable dark mode on macOS.

Toggle Chrome’s Dark Mode on:

Chrome similarly lacks a dark mode and defaults to the system theme. However, there is an easy trick: go to the Chrome Web Store and download a dark mode-like theme and install it. By clicking here, you may access the Chrome Web Store’s themes.

Then download and install one of the themes.

How to use Facebook, YouTube, and Google in dark mode.

Most websites do not have a dark mode, even if you use dark mode in your mac or web browser.

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However, dark mode is used by some of the most prominent websites and web apps. Dark mode has been used by Facebook and YouTube for some time, and Google just added it to their search engine.

To enable dark mode on each website, log in and turn it on, and it will be saved as a setting in that website. To enable dark mode on Facebook, YouTube, and Google, follow the steps below.

Log in to your Facebook account. Click the down arrow in the top right corner of the top bar. Select “Display & Accessibility” from the drop-down menu. Activate the Dark mode.

Log in to your YouTube account. On the upper right, click the profile image. Make a decision on your appearance. Select the Dark theme.

Google: Visit Google’s main page. On the bottom right, click “Settings.” Activate the Dark theme.

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