Dark theme and Colour inversion

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


Turn on Dark theme or Colour inversion


  1. Open your device's settings app Settings app.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Under Display, turn on Dark theme or Colour inversion
    • Dark theme applies to the Android system UI and supported apps. Colours don't change in media, such as videos.
    • Colour 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 colour quality or legibility.  

Using Dark theme and Colour inversion together

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