How to turn on Snapchat dark mode

A person looking at the Snapchat menu on their phone
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Quick steps 

  • Open Snapchat’s Settings menu on an iPhone
  • Find and open App Appearance settings
  • Change to Always Dark 

Looking for how to turn on dark mode in Snapchat? Well, you’ve come to the right place as we’ve got a guide to help you do just that.

Turning on dark mode can help reduce the strain on your eyes as bright white menus are turned a dark gray or black. Read on below to see detailed steps to find out how to turn dark mode on in Snapchat (provided you have an iPhone or iPad)

Unfortunately, Snapchat on Android smartphones doesn’t yet support dark mode. It’s unclear why this is but those of you without an iPhone will have to wait for the feature to be added in a future update.

Tools and Requirements 

  • An iPhone or iPad running the latest version of iOS
  • Snapchat 


  • Open up Snapchat and tap on your Bitmoji profile picture in the top left corner of the screen.
  • Now press the gear symbol in the top right corner to open up your Settings menu. 

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  • Scroll down and look for App Appearance, it’s right at the bottom of the My Account section sandwiched between Voice Scan and Additional Services. 

Final thoughts 

While switching on dark mode can reduce eye strain, it still doesn’t quite beat giving your eyes a rest from a screen completely. But if you aren’t able to pull yourself away from your phone or PC, then there are some other tricks you can use.

There is eyewear you can find online that can reduce the strain of looking at a screen all day, and you could also try to follow the 20-20-20 rule more often. The 20-20-20 rule advises us to look at something 20-feet away for 20 seconds at least once every 20 minutes – giving our eyes a chance to relax.

Looking for other apps to turn dark mode on for? Here’s how to use dark mode on Facebook, and here’s how to use dark mode on Instagram

Hamish Hector
Senior Staff Writer, News

Hamish is a Senior Staff Writer for TechRadar and you’ll see his name appearing on articles across nearly every topic on the site from smart home deals to speaker reviews to graphics card news and everything in between. He uses his broad range of knowledge to help explain the latest gadgets and if they’re a must-buy or a fad fueled by hype. Though his specialty is writing about everything going on in the world of virtual reality and augmented reality.