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How to turn off Dark Mode on Google Chrome in 2023

Feeling a little dark and gloomy every time you open up Google Chrome? While some enjoy the dark mode aesthetic, others find it strains their eyes after prolonged viewing. If you’re ready to step back into the light, turning off Chrome’s Dark Mode is simple – it just takes a few clicks.

In this quick blog post, I’ll walk you through exactly how to disable dark mode on desktop and mobile. You’ll learn where to find the appearance settings, how to toggle between light, dark, and system default modes, and how to make sure your brightness is adjusted for comfortable browsing.

Recently, all major platforms in the market (iOS, Android, MacOS, Windows), released their own versions of Dark Mode. While Apple devices and most Android devices went for a system wide dark mode, there are still some OEMs who prefer to keep it default. To counter this, individual apps like the Google Chrome browser have now started releasing their version of dark modes for people who do not have the luxury of a system wide Dark Mode setting.

How to turn off Dark Mode on Google Chrome

If you are not a fan of the Dark Mode on the Chrome Browser however, this tutorial will show you how to turn off the Dark Mode on the Google Chrome browser.

Case 1. On the iOS and Android Smartphones

The only way to turn off the Dark mode on Google Chrome in your smartphones, is to turn off the system wide Dark Mode settings. This is how to do it.

iOS Devices

Step 1. Open the Settings on your iOS Device. It has an icon that looks like a set of gears.

Step 2. Tap on the Display and Brightness option.

Step 3. Under the Appearance tab, select the ‘Light Mode’.

For those finding the dark mode on their iOS devices to be too dim or straining on the eyes, there is a simple way to revert back to the lighter user interface. By going into your device’s settings menu and selecting “Display and Brightness”, you will see options for both Light Mode and Dark Mode.

Tapping on Light Mode will instantly convert all system menus, app backgrounds, and other UI elements to the brighter white and grey shades instead of dark grey and black.

This makes reading text and looking at images much easier on the eyes for many users. The change is system-wide, so you won’t have to dig into individual app settings. It will be as if dark mode never existed! Then if you decide you prefer the aesthetics or battery saving benefits of dark mode down the line, you can simply return to the Display settings and re-enable it.


Android Device

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your Android Device.

Step 2. Tap on the ‘Display‘ option in the Settings Menu.

Step 3. Toggle ‘OFF‘ the Dark Theme option.

This will turn off the Dark mode on your Android device, and as a result, on the Chrome Browser as well.

Case 2. On the PC

If your Laptop/Desktop supports Dark Mode, you can turn it off to disable the dark mode on the Chrome Browser.

Windows 10 Devices

Step 1. Open the Settings app on your Windows 10 PC.

Step 2. Click on the ‘Personalisation‘ button.

Step 3. In the left pane, click on the ‘Colours‘ tab.

Step 4. In the right pane, scroll down till you see the ‘Choose your default app mode‘ option.

Step 5. Choose the ‘Light‘ option from the options.


This will disable the Dark mode on your Windows 10 device and Chrome Browser as a consequence.


MacOS Devices

Step 1. Open the System Preferences app on your iMac or MacBook.

Step 2. Click on the ‘General‘ option from the menu.

Step 3. Under the appearance tab, click on the ‘Light‘ option.

If your system doesn’t support Dark Mode and you’re using Google Chrome on the desktop, you don’t need to worry because Chrome does not currently offer a dedicated dark mode setting. The default theme in Chrome is white, and it will remain that way until Chrome introduces an official Dark Mode and you choose to enable it.