Dark mode is helpful for folks who spend extended periods of time at a computer or who must frequently check their phones for email (in this example, Gmail). Despite the lack of hard data, the general public seems to agree that Dark Mode reduces eye strain. The eyes have to work harder to see the white on the screen. Battery life can be improved by switching to Dark mode.
Dark mode in Gmail is available in both the desktop web client and the mobile app. Both are explained in detail below: But how can we make this work?
Instructions for Switching to “Dark Mode”
- If you haven’t already, go ahead and log into your Gmail account now.
- The gear icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen will take you to the settings menu.
- Just below the ‘About’ section, you’ll see the ‘Theme’ selection. Choose view all afterward.
- As the possibilities appear as black rectangles, select the one you want (the boxes’ labels will pop up as you move the mouse over them).
The steps to activate Android’s “Dark Mode”
- To do this, launch the Gmail app on your mobile device and then tap the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the upper left.
- Go into the menu, and then select Settings.
- Third, select Preferences > General on the following screen.
- Use a similar approach
- A new window will then emerge; from there, choose the “dark” option.
Note: When an iPhone user switches the system theme, Gmail also gets a new look and feel.
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