How To Enable Dark Mode in Snapchat
It’s common for people to experience eye strain when using their phones at night. Not only that, but harsh blue light from screens can make it difficult to sleep, cause headaches, and more. To get around this, many apps, websites, and smart devices offer dark mode as an alternative.
What is Dark Mode?
Dark Mode (sometimes called night mode) is a setting where the color scheme of the app is altered to a darker landscape. Another term for dark mode might be bedtime mode – this is the display setting if you plan to stay up for a bit (but with the lights out). Dark Mode is available on many applications.
Dark Mode makes it possible to use your phone or another smart device at night without straining your eyes, making it difficult to sleep, or causing any other problems. Unfortunately, though, not all apps offer a night mode – even some of the most popular apps out there have yet to add this incredibly helpful feature.
How to Enable Dark Mode: iOS
Snapchat, the ubiquitous picture messaging and chatting app, is well known for rolling out new features seemingly every week. Users are continually amused and entertained by the addition of these new features. Thankfully, Dark Mode for Snapchat iOS was released in May of 2021.
- Go to your profile in Snapchat by clicking your “Bitmoji” in the top left corner.
- Select the “Gear (Settings) Icon” in the top right.
- Scroll Down and select “App Appearance.“
- Select “Always Dark.”
How to Use Dark Mode in Snapchat: Android
Don’t despair, Android fans, we haven’t forgotten about you. Android has yet to receive and official update including Snapchat Dark Mode, but there is another way to get a dark mode for Snapchat on your Android device. It involves turning on developer mode and using settings to “force” Dark Mode on Snapchat. Follow these steps to do so:
- Swipe down and select the Gear (Settings) Icon in the top right.
- Select “Display.”
- Enable “Dark Mode.”
- Go back to Settings and scroll all the way down and select “About Phone.”
- Select “Software Information.”
- Find “Build Number” and repeatedly click it 6 times. You will receive a notification about developer mode after 3 clicks (you will need to input your password/code to enable developer mode.)
- Go Back to “Settings” and select the “Developer Options” that was just enabled.
- Scroll down and select “Force Dark Mode.”
There are a few alternative methods for Android that are a bit outdated now that force Dark Mode exists. One is the Substratum app to use dark mode in any app, and it’s quite easy to install and use. However, your Android device needs to be rooted for the app to work.
There is another application available in the Play Store called Blue Light Filter that, while it doesn’t add Dark Mode to Snapchat, it does allow you to change the harsh lights emitted from your phone’s screen. The Blue Light Filter application is one that doesn’t require rooting your android phone but instead acts as a film over the screen. If you’re looking to reduce the harsh lights of Snapchat, this is a non-invasive option.
Do you have any tips, tricks or questions related to Snapchats new Dark Mode for iOS or the workarounds for Android? Let us know in the comment section below.