How to enable a Dark Theme on a Chromebook

In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of enabling a dark theme on your Chromebook. Dark themes have become increasingly popular due to their ability to reduce eye strain, especially in low-light environments, and potentially save battery life on devices with OLED screens.

Why Use a Dark Theme?

Dark themes offer several benefits:

  • Reduced eye strain, especially when using your device at night
  • Potential battery savings on devices with OLED screens
  • A sleek, modern aesthetic that many users prefer
  • Improved readability for some users with visual impairments

Step-by-Step Guide

Follow these simple steps to enable the dark theme on your Chromebook:

  1. Open your Chromebook's system settings
  2. Navigate to the "About Wallpaper and Style" section in the left panel
  3. Click on "Wallpaper and Style"
  4. Select the "Dark Theme" option

That's it! Your Chromebook should now be using the dark theme. You'll notice that system menus, settings pages, and many built-in apps will adopt this darker color scheme.

Video Tutorial

For a visual guide, please watch our step-by-step video tutorial:

Additional Tips

Here are some additional tips to enhance your dark theme experience:

  • You can also give your Play Store a dark theme for a consistent look across your Chromebook.
  • Many web browsers, including Chrome, offer their own dark modes. Enable these for a fully dark browsing experience.
  • Some websites may not automatically adjust to your system's dark theme. Consider using a browser extension that can force dark mode on all websites.
  • If you find the default dark theme too dark, look for "Dark theme customization" options in your Chromebook's settings. Some versions of Chrome OS allow you to adjust the intensity of the dark theme.


If you're having trouble enabling the dark theme, try these solutions:

  • Ensure your Chromebook's software is up to date
  • Restart your Chromebook after enabling the dark theme
  • If the option isn't available, your Chromebook model may not support the dark theme yet. Check for future updates.

We hope this guide has been helpful in enabling the dark theme on your Chromebook. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on our YouTube video. We're here to help!

Additional Resources

To make the most of your Chromebook experience, check out these additional resources:

Thank you for reading, and enjoy your newly themed Chromebook!