Dark theme and Color inversion

You can change your display to a dark background with either Dark theme or Color inversion.


Turn on Dark theme or Color inversion


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

Using Dark theme and Color inversion together

  • Android 10 or later: If you open an app that doesn't support 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.