Apple has included a system dark mode options for iPhone and ipad on the newly released iOS 13. This dark mode is similar to the one brought to the mac in 2018 with the release of mac-OS Mojave.

On September 24, 2019, Google announced a new dark mode for its Gmail app, but roll out of the feature has been glacially slow. Fast forward to December, and the option still isn’t showing up for all its users. You can follow the steps below to find out if it’s available for you.

Why one should use dark mode in Gmail.

The dark theme released by google is to reduce the contrast in other to improve visibility. The dark theme will help you to be able to see and read texts without a high contrast, which may harm your eyes. Enabling dark mode also helps your phone to conserve battery.

Steps involved to enable dark mode on iOS.

  1. Launch the Gmail app on your ‌iPhone‌ or iPad.
  2. Tap the Menu icon (the three lines) in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.

4.Tap Theme. (If you don’t see the option, try force-quitting and then relaunching the app.)

5.Select LightDark, or System default. The latter option makes Gmail’s theme default to your device’s system settings, which is a useful option if you’ve set the appearance of iOS to change automatically depending on the time of day.

Note that if your device is running iOS 11 or iOS 12, you’ll see a Dark theme toggle instead of a Theme sub menu in the Settings screen.