7 Ways to Enable Dark Mode in Instagram on PC, Android, iPhone


Almost every other app now offers a built-in dark mode, including Meta’s Instagram. If you’re in the habit of browsing Instagram late into the night, switching to the dark theme will put less strain on your eyes. In this article, let’s see how to enable dark mode on Instagram on Android, iOS (iPhone or iPad) and web on PC.

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Enable dark mode on Instagram on Android

Dark mode is easier on the eyes, especially at night. In addition, dark pixels consume less power. On some screens, black pixels do not consume any power at all. This is why most people prefer using dark mode in entertainment and social media apps.

Facebook has long introduced dark themes for Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook (and Facebook Lite), the website, and Messenger. If you want to enable the dark theme in Instagram on your phone or PC, follow the guide below.

Method 1- Using System Wide Dark Mode

Phones running Android 10 and newer have a system-wide dark mode. Enabling it will switch the interface and all compatible apps to the dark theme, including Instagram. Here’s how to switch to a dark theme for all apps on Android:

1. Open Settings on your Android phone.

2. Scroll down and click View.

3. Turn on the switch for Dark theme here.

That is it. Now launch Instagram and dark mode will be enabled automatically. You can also set a schedule based on sunset and sunrise or a custom time when the phone automatically switches to dark mode.

Method 2- Switch to the dark theme in Instagram app

The other option is to switch to the dark theme from the Instagram app. This option is only available for Android users. If you don’t see it, please update the app from the Google Play Store.

1. Open the Instagram app on your Android phone.

2. Go to your profile and tap the hamburger menu at the top right.

3. Then click Settings.

4. On the next page, click Theme and select Dark.

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