Turn on Dark theme and colour inversion

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

You can change your display to a dark background by using 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.

Turn on Dark theme

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Under 'Colour and motion', turn on Dark theme.

Turn on colour inversion

  1. Open your device's Settings app Settings app.
  2. Select Accessibility.
  3. Under 'Colour and motion'. select Colour inversion.
  4. Turn on Use colour inversion.

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

Using Dark theme and colour inversion together

  • Android 10 or later: If you open an app that doesn't support a Dark theme, turn on colour 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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