YouTube is one of the most visited website and one of the most popular apps on a smartphone as people all around the world watch videos on it. So, it was a really awesome to see that YouTube finally introduced the “Dark Mode” in it’s mobile app as well. In this article, we will see how to enable the dark mode in YouTube on iPhone and iPad within minutes.

By enabling the Dark Mode in YouTube, people will be able to watch videos even at night without putting a lot of strain on their eyes. The dark interface always looks stunning, and if you own an iPhone X, then this feature will look really good. It may also improve the battery life of the iPhone X because the OLED displays doesn’t require a backlight and are able to, instead, light up pixels individually. This means that less power will be consumed if darker images are displayed on the screen.

So, if you own an iPhone X, or any iPhone or iPad for that matter, you can enable the dark mode feature right now in the YouTube app. So, how exactly can you do it? Read on the steps you need to follow as mentioned below!

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How to Enable Dark Mode in YouTube on iPhone & iPad?

To enable this feature on your smartphone, you need to make sure that you have the latest version of the YouTube app installed. This new feature requires YouTube for iOS version 13.01.4 or newer.

Now, even if you have the latest version installed, you may not see the feature on your smartphone yet because it’s a staggered rollout and is not mentioned at all in the release notes of 13.01.4 update. If that’s the case, then you may need to wait a little bit longer till the feature arrives on your phone.

To enable to all-new dark mode in YouTube for iOS, follow the below steps:

  • Launch the YouTube app on your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on your profile image in the upper-right corner of the screen.
  • Now, tap on the Settings option.
  • Slide the switch, which is next to the Dark Mode option, to the ON position.
  • Now, exit the Settings tab by clicking on the “X” button in the upper-left corner.

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YouTube app will now display a dark interface instead of the regular light (white background) interface. If you don’t really like the change, then you can turn off the feature by following the above steps and sliding the switch to the off position.

This is how you can easily enable dark mode on YouTube app for iOS. If you liked the article, then please share it with your friends as well and let us know if you like this new interface!

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