YouTube finally goes dark on iOS

YouTube dark mode iOS
Dark mode has landed on iOS.
Photo: YouTube

dark mode, introduced just under a year ago, has finally
landed on iPhone and iPad. It was the most requested feature
among mobile users, YouTube says — and it makes late-night
video binges even more enjoyable.

Dark mode inverts YouTube’s normally bright
white theme to a very dark gray. It makes the interface much
easier on the eyes when you’re using it in a dark room, so it’s
ideal for those who stay up late watching videos while their
other half is asleep next to them.

It’s not completely black, however, so it’s not really going
to make much of a difference to battery life on your iPhone
X. But you can be happy that you have dark mode before
Android, which has to wait a little longer.

How to
enable dark mode in YouTube

dark mode is easy. Start by tapping your account icon in the
top-right corner of the screen, select “Settings,” then tap
the toggle alongside “Dark theme.” Note that the feature must
be enabled by YouTube on the server side, so some users might
have to wait longer for it than others.

You can’t
yet choose to have YouTube switch between the dark and light
themes automatically based on the time of day, unfortunately.
Here’s to hoping that will come later.

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