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How to Enable Dark Mode on Instagram

Almost every other app is getting dark mode, so why should Instagram be left out? You can also enable dark mode on Facebook Messenger. It helps reduce strain on the eyes, especially during the night. Also, it will consume less battery if you have an AMOLED display.

Instagram does offer dark mode, and we’ll guide you on how to enable it on Instagram both on Andriod and iPhone. You can also check our guide on; how to turn on Dark Mode on Android.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Instagram on Android

If you have Android’s system-wide dark mode enabled, Instagram will immediately switch to the dark theme.

But, if you haven’t already done so. You can use Instagram’s in-app option to enable the dark mode. To do so, follow the following steps:

Step 1: Open the Instagram app on your Android smartphone. At the bottom bar of the app, click on the profile icon.

Step 2: On your profile page, click on the hamburger menu at the top right corner and click the “Settings” option.

Step 3: Here, you will find all the settings options. Click on the “Theme” option to turn on/off the dark mode.

Step 4: You are now on the “Set Theme” page, where you can choose what theme the Instagram app uses. To make the app use a dark theme, tap the “Dark” option.

Step 5: Immediately, the Instagram app will turn dark. Now you can use the Instagram app in dark mode.

If you want to revert to the light theme, then on the “Set Theme” page, tap the “Light” option. Or else, you can also use the system theme.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Instagram on iPhone

Unlike Android, the Instagram app on iPhone doesn’t have a built-in toggle to enable dark mode. Instead, the app relies on your phone’s default mode and uses that as the default theme.

If you’ve enabled system-wide dark mode on your iPhone, Instagram will also activate the dark mode. We have a guide on; how to enable dark mode on your iPhone; follow the linked article.


That’s it; this is how you can enable dark mode on Instagram on Andriod and iPhone. I hope the article was helpful to you. If you have any questions or suggestions, you can leave them in the comment section below.

Ajoy Kumar
Ajoy Kumar
Hi, my name is Ajoy Kumar Basak, I am a tech YouTube and Blogger. I created this blog to share my thought about smartphones and how to tweak things around smartphones.
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