Enable Night Mode for Google Chrome on Android

Enable Night Mode on Chrome Browser for Android with a simple settings option or by means of a 3rd Party App called Kiwi

Google Chrome is the most popular Browser across all the operating systems whether it be the mobile devices or computer PCs. Google Chrome has some of the highest levels of security to protect against any rogue or malware invasion. It also has some great features along with the ability to load the pages quickly, making it one of the highly used web browser serving billions of devices.

For laptop or Computer, the Chrome has support for extensions which makes it possible to run any productive utility services including the use of night mode on the web browser. But no such support is there in case of Mobile Chrome Browser. The browser also doesn’t have any dark mode or dark theme as of now.

Google has shut down the project of a dark mode for Android or truly speaking there was no idea of dark mode. So, there is no way to download a Dark Chrome APK or night mode chrome apk. But today in this post I will tell you about a few methods and workarounds to get the night theme on your Chrome Browser for Android.

Methods to Enable Night Mode on Chrome for Android

The following methods may not on Android prior to 4.0. But you can surely give them a try.

1. Using Chrome Flags

Here are Simple Steps to Enable Dark Mode on Chrome Browser officially by means of Experimental Flag settings.

Step 1. Update the Chrome to the latest version from Play Store.

Step 2. Open the Browser and type the URL – chrome://flags

Step 3. Now Search for the term ‘Dark’.flag settings for Chrome Android

Step 4. Here you will see two options Android web Contents Dark Mode and Android UI dark mode.

Step 5. Web Contents Dark Mode will make the content on the site’s dark while the UI dark mode will make the Chrome UI dark leaving the content on the site unaffected.

Step 6. Make your choice accordingly and relaunch the App. Dark Mode Enabled

Step 7. You can find the Dark Mode Option under settings of Chrome if you wish to switch.Dark Mode Option in settings

Here is a simple video tutorial for the same, do check.

Dark mode in Android Chrome browser: How to officially enable on any device?

2. Enable Reader Mode on Chrome

Reader mode makes the content simple removing all the Ads and unnecessary JavaScripts.

Here are the simple steps to make Chrome Dark Mode by enabling Reader Feature.

1. Tap 3 dots on the right top of the Chrome App.

2. Here open settings and look for the option Accessibility.

3. Under Accessibility Turn ON the Simplified view.

Turn ON Simplified View

Turn ON Simplified View

4. Once the Simplified view is enabled open any web page and you will see the option at the bottom ‘Show Simplified View’. Tap on it.

5. Now in ‘Simplified View’, again open settings of Chrome and there you will see the option Appearance.

6. Here just increase the intensity of Dark in the given options.

Increase the intensity of Dark

Increase the intensity of Dark

Cheers! Now each time you load a page in simplified view you see it in night theme.

The above method may not seem very reliable because you need to switch each time onto the simplified view to get dark Chrome. If you are comfortable with it then you are good to go.

3. Chrome Based 3rd Party Browser | Dark Chrome APK

Thanks for being an open source project, Google releases the source code of Chrome for the developers to play around. Many independent developers use this code and develop browsers. And one such browser is Kiwi Browser.

The Kiwi is a Chrome-Based Browser which runs on Google’s Blink Engine and Webkit. Thus, you can expect the same speed and page loads. Apart from speeds, the Browser also has the interface much like the Chrome Browser with inbuilt Ad Blocking and Night Mode.

Features of Kiwi Chrome Browser

  • Built on Google Chromium Code
  • Has core features and interface as Chrome Browser
  • Inbuilt Ad Blocking and Night Mode.
  • Data Saver and much more.

With the Kiwi Browser, you can enable the dark mode and enjoy the web with night theme. In many instances, you will find the Kiwi Browser Better than the Chrome Browser.

Play Store- Kiwi Chrome Browser

You can check out the image of the Apps interface.

With the Kiwi Browser, you can enable the night mode and enjoy the Chrome Browsing experience without any interruption.

4. For Rooted Devices

You can install a dark theme on your Android using zip or substratum. Google Search for more info. But the method will add the theme to complete UI.

Conclusion: With the above methods you can get night mode on your Chrome Android. I hope the post was helpful. Do comment below for any assistance or support.

You may also check how to enable dark mode in official Android apps?

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16 Responses

  1. Leo Ronad says:

    Cool. The I loved the Kiwi Chrome Browser. 🙂

  2. Nelson says:

    Fantastic! Kiwi Browser is awesome. There could be some optimization (buggy animations – but it could be at the OS level), but overall all the best of Chrome, with none of Google’s evilness (I hope).

    • Nikhil says:

      I do feel the same 🙂 Cheers!

  3. Brian says:

    Once the Simplified view is enabled open any web page and you will see the option at the bottom ‘Show Simplified View’. Tap on it.

    At the bottom of what? I don’t see “Show simplified view” anywhere.

    • Nikhil says:

      At the bottom of screen a notification will appear.

  4. Nathan says:

    No it doesn’t on the pixel 3 XL I’m tempted to return this phone and get the S10 no dark mode no themes this is ridiculous for a flagship phone in 2019

    • Nikhil says:

      Try Kiwi, you won’t be disappointed

  5. Ajesh says:

    I have enabled Simplified View from settings, but i couldn’t find the method as you described in step4. Is there any extensions to enable it on mobile?

    • Nikhil says:

      Try Kiwi browser it is same Chrome browser with dark mode and ad block

  6. Thistleway says:

    Thanks for this! It was exactly what I needed.

  7. Eshak Rana says:

    My mobile phone Huawei y5 2017.
    Google Chroome Dark mode enable.plz help me….

  8. Hammad Ansari says:

    Thanks, helped me out!

  9. Drew says:

    Not sure about Kiwi browser, but dark mode on Chrome is great. I’ve eyesight issues and the dark mode in Chrome tip has just done my poor eyes the world of good. Plus the fact I think it looks cool too helps.

  10. Drew says:

    Also as an after thought any tips on a dark mode for Google assistant and the pesky Google news search widgit thing I’m addicted too as well.

  11. Zakaria says:

    The flag method worked flawlessely on Galaxy s5 with Android 6.0.1. Once you go dark you can’t go back. Even in the day it’so much easier on the eyes. Thanks a lot!

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