Dark theme and color inversion

Some of these steps work only on Android 11.0 and up. Learn how to check your Android version.

You can change your display to a dark background using a dark theme or color inversion.

  • Dark theme applies to the Android system UI and supported apps. Colors don't change in media, such as videos.
  • Color inversion applies to everything on your device, including media. For example, black text on a white screen becomes white text on a black screen. There can be issues with color quality or legibility.

Turn on dark theme

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Display, turn on Dark theme

Turn on color inversion

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Display, tap Color inversion
  4. Turn on Use color inversion.
  5. Optional: Turn on Color inversion shortcut. Learn about accessibility shortcuts.

Using dark theme and color inversion together

  • Android 10 or later: If you open an app that doesn't support a dark theme, turn on color inversion in addition to dark theme.
  • Android 9 or earlier: You can use only one of these settings at a time. For example, if you turn on dark theme, color inversion automatically turns off.