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Google rolls out Dark theme to Gmail for Android and iOS

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Google has rolled out ‘dark theme’ support to Gmail for Android and iOS. The feature is currently being rolled out to devices running Android 10 and iOS 11, 12 or 13.

Gmail’s dark theme feature will respect system settings in Android 10 and iOS 13 and if users have turned off dark theme on their device but want it switched on for Gmail, they can also do so via the app settings.

How to enable dark theme in Gmail on Android?

Dark theme in Gmail on Pixel will switch on automatically when the Battery Saver kicks in. On devices running Android 10, as mentioned above Gmail will respect your system settings.

So, if you’ve set your device to Dark theme, then Gmail will automatically adapt the dark theme, else it will be available in the usual white scheme and you can turn it on by following the steps given below.

  • Open your Gmail app and click on the hamburger icon on the top-left.
  • Go to Settings, and on the next page tap on Theme
  • Tap on Dark

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How to enable dark theme in Gmail on iOS?

Similar to Android, Gmail will respect system settings for the latest smartphone operating system from Apple, iOS 13, and will automatically turn its dark theme on if the system settings are set to do so. If your system settings aren’t set to the dark theme on iOS 13 or you’re running a version of iOS 11 or iOS 12 on your iPhone, you can follow the same steps as mentioned above for Android to switch on the dark theme on Gmail.

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