Use Google Maps in dark theme

You can change the theme of Google Maps on your mobile device. Dark theme makes your screen easier to read and help to reduce battery use.

Tip: There are separate settings for dark theme when you explore and navigate in Google Maps.

Turn on dark mode

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Dark mode.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • On: Dark mode is always turned on in Maps, regardless of system settings.
    • Off: Dark mode is always turned off in Maps, regardless of system settings.
    • Same as device setting: Follow iOS system appearance setting.

Turn on dark theme while you navigate

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Navigation.
  3. Scroll to 'Map display'.
  4. Under Colour scheme, tap:
    • On: To turn on dark mode in Maps, regardless of system settings.
    • Off: To turn off dark mode in Maps, regardless of system settings.
    • Same as device setting: To follow the theme selected in the iOS system appearance setting.

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