After rolling out its dark mode (or as YouTube calls it, Dark Theme) feature for the web, YouTube is now bringing the feature to iOS. iPhone and iPad users are slowly starting to see the option to turn on Dark Theme on their devices. And thankfully, this new feature is not exclusive to YouTube Red subscription. So how to get on the dark side with YouTube? Read on to find out.
The Dark Theme feature is slowly rolling out across the world for users of version 13.01.4 and above. So first of all, go to App Store and update YouTube to the latest release. If you still can’t see the option for Dark Theme, wait a couple of days as this is a slow roll out.
Here’s how to enable the feature.
Step 1: Go to Profile
After opening the YouTube app, tap on the Profile icon in the top-right.
Step 2: Select Settings
From the list, tap on the Settings option.
Step 3: Toggle Dark Theme
In the YouTube section of Settings, you’ll find the Dark Theme option right above the Restricted Mode toggle. Tap on it and the Dark Theme will be enabled instantly.
YouTube Dark Theme on Desktop
You can do the same for YouTube web app as well. It works for both Safari and Chrome. Open YouTube, click on your Profile icon and from the drop-down, click on Dark Theme option to turn it on.
Now Waiting For True Black
If you’re using an iPhone X, you might be really excited about the dark mode. While it does look cool, it’s nowhere near as awesome as a true black theme we’ve seen on apps like Apollo or Overcast. The background is still very much grey and it doesn’t blend in with the rest of the device (the notch doesn’t disappear). Plus, because it’s not true black, you won’t’ end up saving on battery life either.
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But now that the dark mode is here, maybe we can hope for a True Black theme for the iPhone X? What do you think of YouTube’s Dark Theme? Share with us in the comments below.