How To Enable Dark Mode In Snapchat

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To enable dark mode in Snapchat on iOS,  you need to open the Snapchat app.

Then, click on the Bitmoji icon and then click on the gear icon to get into the Settings. 

Scroll down the options and click on App Appearance. Next, click on the Always Dark option to enable it. Go back to the previous page to save the changes made. 

To enable Dark Mode on Android, open the Settings app and click on Display. 

Then enable the Dark Mode option and come back to the previous page. Click on System Management and then click on Developer’s options. 

Next, enable the Developer options to switch and then enable the Override force-dark button to make the system forces all the apps to be in Dark mode. 

How to Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat on iOS:

Follow the below steps:

Step 1: Open Snapchat & Tap on Profile

If you’re looking to enable dark mode in Snapchat, you can do that by following these steps. Snapchat offers you Dark mode but it can only be enabled on iOS devices directly. 

When you’re looking to enable dark mode, you need to make sure that you’re using the latest version of Snapchat. The outdated version doesn’t offer the Dark mode therefore if you’re using an older version, update the Snapchat application from App Store and then enable Dark mode by following these steps. 

Open the Snapchat application and you’ll be able to see the camera screen. From the camera screen, click on the profile Bitmoji icon that’s at the top left of the screen. 

tap on profile

Step 2: Tap on the Gear icon on Top

After clicking on the Bitmoji icon, you’ll be taken to the profile page of your Snapchat account. At the top right corner, you’ll be able to find a gear icon which is the Settings button. You’ll need to click on the gear icon to open the Settings of Snapchat. 

click on the gear icon

Snapchat has added the dark mode feature on the app as it’s beneficial for users. It prevents eye strain caused by the blue light from the screen. 

Step 3: Scroll and tap ‘App Appearance’

After getting into the Settings page of the Snapchat app, you’ll need to scroll down and click on the App Appearance option that’s located under the My Account header. It will take you to the next page where you’ll be provided with three different options to change the appearance of your Snapchat profile. 

tap 'App Appearance'

Step 4: Select ‘Always Dark’ & Tap the Back Button

To enable the dark mode on Snapchat, you’ll need to click on the option Always Dark on the App Appearance page. You’ll be able to see that the background will turn black immediately after selecting the option. Then go back to the previous page to save the changes. 

click on the option Always Dark on

When you’re enabling the dark mode, it means that whenever you’ll open the Snapchat app, your screen will turn black (dark) from white. It will automatically change itself to dark mode every time you open Snapchat. 

On the page, you’ll also get two other options. First is the Match System, if you enable it, then the Snapchat app will change its appearance matching the appearance selected in the system’s settings. 

Second is the Always Light. If you enable it, then Snapchat will always appear in light mode. 

How to Enable Force Dark Mode in Snapchat – Android:

Follow the steps below:

Step 1: Open Settings

Snapchat has not launched the Dark mode for Androids. But if you enable dark mode from the Settings of Android, then the system forces all the other apps to be on Dark mode. 

You can do that by following these steps. You need to open the Settings app on your device. You can either scroll down the top panel and then click on the gear icon to open the Settings or you can open it from the app menu. Once you’re in the Settings app, you’ll be able to see different options. 

Click on Settings

As no recent update has introduced dark mode in Androids, it’s reasonable to think that Snapchat is not planning to introduce dark mode for Androids anytime soon. 

Step 2: Click on Display 

After getting into the Settings app, you’ll need to scroll down the list of options and then click on the Display option. In some devices, it may be called Display and brightness. It’s the same. You need to click on it to proceed with the steps. 

After getting into the Display page, you’ll be able to see options regarding the display of your device. 

Click on Display

Android’s system offers Dark Mode to users which when turned on, automatically changes the appearance of all the apps on the device but it may not always work for Snapchat on Android 10 and newer devices. But you still try and see if it works or not. 

Step 3: Enable Dark mode

On the Display page, you’ll be able to see the options like Brightness, Eye Protection, Dark Mode, etc. You need to enable the Dark Mode theme by swiping the switch next to it to the right. 

Enable Dark mode

As soon as you enable it, the appearance of your screen will turn black. But to make sure that the dark mode is forced by the system on all other apps, you’ll need to perform the next two steps. 

Dark Mode can not only help the users with eye strain and headaches but it also saves the battery of the device. The battery lasts longer than usual when you enable or keep the device in Dark Mode. 

Step 4: Go Back to Settings > Click on System Management > Developer’s option

After enabling the Dark mode, you’ll need to go back and scroll down the options of the Settings page. In the list of options,  you’ll be able to find the option System management. You need to click on it. It will take you to the following page of System Management. Scroll down the options on the list and then click on  Developer’s options which is located at the end of the page. It will take you to the Developer options page. 

Click on Developer's options

Forcing the Dark Mode on other apps by the system won’t affect your device apps in any other way. It will make the apps appear in dark themes even if the feature itself is not available on that app. 

Step 5: Turn on Developer options and enable Override force dark 

On the Developers options page, you’ll need to turn on the switch next to Developer options. It will at once show you the next options below. You need to scroll down the page and find the option called Force-Dark mode. Enable it by swiping the switch to the right. 

After enabling this option, it will force all the apps to stay on Dark mode until you turn it off. 

Click on Force Dark Mode

If you want to go back to the light theme, turn off the Dark Mode and Override force-dark options and then all the apps will return back to the light theme. This switch does not get turned off on its own. It needs to be done manually. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. Does the Low Brightness of the iPhone Help too instead of Dark Mode? 

Although the low brightness of the iPhone is not the same as Dark Mode, it can reduce the screen time effects on the eyes caused by blue lights from the screen, especially if you have photophobia, you may prefer to keep the brightness of your device low. But the dark mode is the better option to reduce the eye strain as it changes the background to black. 

Both Dark Mode and low brightness consume low battery and help it last longer. 

2. Is there anything else than the Dark Mode on Snapchat?

If you want to lessen the effects of screen time or blue lights on your eyes, you can also use the Blue guard screen protector on your device. It decreases the effects of the harsh blue lights coming out of your screen. 

But if you’re only concerned about the brightness of your device,  you can use Dark Mode as it’s the better one.

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