How to Make Snapchat Dark Mode on Android and iPhone

Do you know that the Snapchat app comes with dark mode features? Let’s get you started on how to turn on dark mode on Snapchat for Android and iPhone devices.

Just like the TikTok dark mode feature, Snapchat's Dark appearance isn’t available for Android users yet but there’s a way to go around it. 

iPhone users on their end can switch to dark mode from their Snapchat account settings easily. 

Although, the Snapchat app is configured to use the light theme by default which most users have been using that way, especially those who utilize it for just taking photos and video clips

Also, recall that dark mode helps reduce eye strain and also improves watch time on a particular app.  

So, here’s a detailed guide that’ll show you how to get Snapchat dark mode on your Android and iOS devices. 

How to Make your Snapchat Dark Mode on iPhone  

As discussed earlier, the Snapchat dark mode has been available to iOS users from far back as 2019 and here’s here to apply it to the Snapchat app. 

  1. Open the Snapchat app 
  2. Click on your Bitmoji to enter your profile 
  3. Tap on the setting icon at the top right corner of your screen 
  4. Navigate to “App Appearance” 
  5. Select “Always Dark” from the given options

Your Snapchat interface should change to a darker landscape design. 

How to Make Snapchat Dark Mode on Android (No Root) 

Since the inception of the Snapchat app, the dark mode feature hasn’t got to android users, although there are rumours that beta android testers are making use of the feature. 

Also, a report says the dark mode feature is slowly rolling out and may not be available just yet for Android users but it’s high time we conclude that the dark mode feature might never be rolled out. 

This can be achieved by turning on override force-dark mode in the developer options on your Android settings app. 

Without wasting much time, here’s a quick guide on how to make Snapchat dark mode on your Android device. 

  1. Open the settings app > Display > turn on Dark Theme 
  2. Go back to the settings app
  3. Click on System > About Phone > Tap on Build Number 9 times to turn on Developer Mode 
  4. Now, go back to System and select Developer Options
  5. Next, Toggle ON the “Override force-dark” button under the Hardware Accelerated Rendering option 

That’s it.

Although, this method might not work if your Android device is running on Android 10 or newer while in some cases of Android V5 lower – you might not see the override dark mode option. 

Also, there is an app called the blue light filter that helps you turn on dark mode without root. 

All it does is act as a display over your phone’s screen. 

How to Turn on Snapchat Dark Mode for Samsung Galaxy 

Snapchat dark mode can only be enabled on Samsung by forcing the dark mode option to it, however, the procedure can be slightly different from other android phones. 

Remember that have to turn on the Developer option on your Samsung device first by opening the settings App > About Phone > Software Information > Tap on the “Build Number” 9 times consecutively to enable developer mode. 

You should see a “No need, developer mode has already been enabled” notification if you’ve already done that before now. 

Now, let’s make Snapchat dark mode available for our Samsung devices. 

  1. Open the Settings app 
  2. Scroll down and tap on “Developer Options“ 
  3. Under the Hardware Accelerated Rendering option, Toggle “Force Dark Mode” ON to force apps to use dark mode even if they’re not fully supported. 
  4. Restart your device (in some cases)

Also, if you’re having difficulty locating the force dark mode menu, you can search for the force dark mode using the search box as long as the developer options are activated.

That’s all. 

There are also third-party apps that allow you to force the dark mode features on the app but you’ve to root your device first before it’ll work. 

How to Turn on Snapchat Dark Mode on Rooted Device 

Rooting an Android device gives you higher privileges even more than the developer options could give you. 

Snapchat dark mode could be forced on a rooted device with the help of an app called the substratum app.  

  1. Download the app from the play store on a rooted phone
  2. Open the theme engine and pick a dark theme 
  3. Select your device and an app you’ll like to run the dark theme on (Snapchat in this case) 
  4. Tap on install to complete the installation 

Viola. Open Snapchat and see the dark mode theme applied to the app's interface. 

Snapchat Dark Mode FAQs

How to get Dark mode on Snapchat without App Appearance 

An alternative way to get Dark mode on Snapchat without App Appearance is by forcing dark mode from the developer options. 

Meanwhile, this might not work on some android versions for unknown reasons. 

Will Android Snapchat get the Dark Mode in future? 

Well, it’s uncertain at this time since there’s no official statement from Snapchat on the unveiling of a dark theme for Android users. 


Although iOS users have the dark mode Appearance on their Snapchat app; android users can also force the dark mode feature on the app from the developer option. 

Also, you can request the dark mode by submitting a suggestion to Snapchat. This can be done by navigating to your Snapchat profile > settings > selecting the “I have a suggestion “ option from the feedback subheading. 

I hope you were able to make Snapchat dark mode on your Android and iPhone with this article.

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