Turn on Dark theme & 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. Select Accessibility.
  3. Under "Color and motion," turn on Dark theme.

Turn on color inversion

  1. Open your device's Settings app .
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Under "Color and motion," select Color inversion.
  4. Turn on Use color inversion.

Tip: You can create a Color inversion shortcut. Learn about accessibility shortcuts.

Using dark theme & 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.

Get more help

For more help with display settings, contact the Google Disability Support team.

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