Almost every social media app now features a built-in dark mode, and Snapchat is no exception. The dark theme not only helps save battery but also makes it easier to use Snapchat at night. However, some of you may have trouble accessing the dark theme, especially on Android phones. This article looks at different ways to enable or get dark mode in Snapchat on Android and iOS.
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How to Turn on Dark Mode in Snapchat on iOS (iPhone, iPad)
Method 1 – From Snapchat Settings
By default, Snapchat for iOS is set to match the system theme. You can switch to the dark theme from within the Snapchat app, as shown below:
1. Open Snapchat on your iPhone or iPad.
2. Click on your Bitmoji icon in the upper left corner.
3. Click Settings Icon at the top right.
4. Scroll down and tap a program appearance.
5. Here, select Always dark.
6. Or, if you want the Snapchat app to automatically switch between dark or light themes based on your iOS appearance settings, choose match System.
Method 2 – Using Smart Invert
Apart from the built-in method, you can also turn Snapchat UI dark using Smart Invert mode on iOS. When enabled, Smart Invert intelligently inverts the colors on your screen, keeping photos and videos as exceptions. Here’s how to run it:
1. Open Settings on your iPhone.
2. Scroll down and select Accessibility.
3. Go to Width and text size.
4. Turn on the switch for smart heart.
Doing so will invert the (negative) screen colors in Snapchat and all other apps. Photos, videos, and apps already in dark mode will not be affected.
How to Turn on Dark Mode in Snapchat on Android
Unfortunately, there is no built-in option to change Snapchat’s look to dark on Android. However, we have some solutions to get the dark interface on Android app. Read on.
Method 1 – Force Dark Mode for Snapchat
Many Android phones allow you to force dark mode for apps installed on the device, especially if the app is not built into it. We found the feature in OnePlus (OxygenOS 12 based on ColorOS), Oppo, Realme and Vivo smartphones. Here’s how to use it to force the dark theme to be enabled in the Snapchat app for Android.
1. Open Settings on your Android phone.
2. Click screen brightness.
3. Click here Dark Mode Settings.
4. Press Dark mode for third-party apps (beta).
5. Find the toggle for Snapchat and enable it.
6. Press his job When prompted to enable dark mode in Snapchat.
Method 2 – Force Snapchat Dark Mode via Android Dev . Options
If the above method does not work on your phone, you can force dark mode via developer options (especially on older phones running Android 11) to get a dark black theme on your Snapchat app. Heres how to do it:
1. Open Settings on your Android phone.
2. Head to System settings > Developer options.
3. Turn it on. Scroll down and enable the toggle for Transcend Dark Force.
4. Open the Snapchat app to see if it has darkened or not.
To enable developer options: Head to Settings > About Device. Next, click on Build no. Seven times to enable developer options.
Forced dark mode not working on Snapchat?
Newer versions of the Snapchat app do not interact with the Dark Force bypass setting. For it to work, you will have to install Snapchat 10.72.0.0 which is older than APKMirror or any other trusted website you prefer. Install the APK like any other app and check if it works.
Method 3 – Reverse colors to browse Snapchat at night
Like iPhone, you can flip the colors on your Android phone screen to enjoy Snapchat in dark theme at night. Whenever you want to use the Snapchat app in a low-light environment, flip the colors, and you’re good to go.
Most Android phones provide a quick shortcut to invert colors in the quick settings panel. If you can’t find it, click the Edit button to see if it’s available. If not, follow the steps below.
1. Open Settings on your phone.
2. Go to System Settings > Accessibility.
3. Select color reflection. Turn on the switch.
Moreover, enable shortcut toggle to quickly cause color inversion toggle through on-screen floating button or volume keys. When using Snapchat or any app that doesn’t support the built-in dark mode, enable mirroring, and you’re good to go.
But, There is a downside– Photos and videos will also be converted in color. You will see negatives and not the original colors. We recommend using this method only when you want to chat on Snapchat in the dark, not while sending or viewing Snaps.
Method 4 – Use Substratum (Root Required)
Another option for using dark mode in any app, including Snapchat, is Substratum on Android. However, it requires rooting the device. Install Substratum Theme Engine on your phone and then the Swift Black theme to enable dark mode system-wide.
Android Oreo users can try Andromeda. It is a Substratum add-on that works without root on Android 8.0. Root your phone only if you are familiar with the warranty terms and conditions from the manufacturer.
When will Snapchat officially get dark mode for Android?
Snapchat started rolling out the dark mode feature in May 2021 for iOS users. It’s been more than a year, and yet Android users haven’t received the dark theme. Unfortunately, there is no official statement from Snapchat regarding when it will arrive.
Currently, you can use the above methods or contact the developers to prioritize the feature release on Android. We will update the article as soon as Snapchat releases dark mode in its Android version.
These were some of the working methods to enable and use the dark mode in Snapchat on Android and iOS. While it is easy to switch the dark theme on iOS, you will have to follow the solutions to get the same on Android. Hopefully, Snapchat will launch the dark option soon for Android.
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