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How to Activate Dark Mode on Snapchat on iPhone and Android | Digital Trends Spanish


Quickly the so-called dark mode became one of the most common functions in various apps and social networks. Among the reasons for the success of the “dark mode” we can say that it is more comfortable on the eye when used in dark environments (think of those nights when you usually check your social networks before going to sleep), it makes some apps look better and even makes your cell phone save battery. Facebook and Instagram have dark mode in their Android and iOS apps. However, Snapchat is one of those few social networks that does not have a dark mode available to all of its users.

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How to Activate Snapchat Dark Mode on iPhone

In early 2021, Snapchat officially added a dark mode to its iOS app. However, dark mode is only available to some users in the US and Australia. Although Snap hasn’t said what the reasons are that dark mode is only available to some users, it’s most likely a staggered rollout where the company is reviewing how popular dark mode is.

So, if you don’t find the option to turn on dark mode while following these steps, it’s because you’re not one of the users with early access to Snapchat’s dark mode for iOS.

Follow these steps to enable Snapchat dark mode on iPhone:

Step 1: Tap on your profile picture in the top left corner of your Snapchat app.

Step 2: Tap the gear in the upper right corner of the screen. That will take you to the settings section of the app.

Step 3: Look for the option app appearance. If you can’t find the option, it’s because you don’t have it available in your app yet. If you find it, simply choose between the “Always on” options (Always Light), “Same as system” (Match System) or “Always dark” (Always Dark).

How to Activate Snapchat Dark Mode on Android

While only some iPhone users have dark mode in their Snapchat app, in the case of Android it just isn’t in the app yet, at least not officially. We say this because the function is hidden in the Snapchat app for Android, however, it is possible to activate it using the Preference Manager application.

Broadly speaking, this app allows you to control all the functions of your applications from an interface designed for application developers. Just take into account that in order to use it, your Android must be rooted or configured in such a way that you can activate and deactivate various functions of your cell phone and its apps.

If this is your case, then download Preference Manager and follow these steps. Otherwise, you will have to wait for the official release of Dark Mode in Snapchat for Android.

Follow these steps to enable Snapchat dark mode on Android:

An image of the Preference Manager app for Android

Step 1: Download the Preference Manager app from the Play Store.

Step 2: Find or select the Snapchat app and look for the APP_START_EXPERIMENT_PREFS.xml file.

Step 3: Find the “DARK MODE” option and change it to “ENABLED”

Done, now you will have the dark mode of Snapchat on your Android.

Digital Trends in Spanish reminds its readers that rooting an Android phone voids the manufacturer’s warranty and that the process can render the device permanently inoperable.

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