Search engine behemoth Google Inc. has finally arrived in terms to update one of the most anticipated dark mode additions to Gmail. Rolling out as of September 24, the Gmail dark mode is hitting all users on both iOS and Android apps. The app respects the Android 10 and iOS 13 system-wide toggles for dark theme just like many other Google apps.

Gmail Dark Theme
Gmail Dark Theme. (Photo: Gmail)

In the Android app, at least, there’s also a manual toggle for the functionality if users prefer to stick with either light or dark modes at all times.

However, it might take “potentially longer than 15 days” for the Gmail dark theme feature to become visible. As per reports the first-gen Pixel and Pixel 3, both running stable Android 10, but are yet to see the dark theme in the Gmail app for Android (version 2019.09.01.2681680002), and same is the case with the app’s iOS client.

How to enable dark theme in Gmail on Android:

To enable dark theme on Android 10:

  • In your Android Display system setting, set your device to dark theme—Gmail will automatically respect the system default setting.
  • On Pixel, when Battery Saver is enabled, Gmail will default to dark theme automatically.
  • Or, in Gmail go to Settings > Theme and select “Dark”.

How to enable dark theme in Gmail on iOS:

For iOS 11 or 12, enable dark theme by going to Settings > Dark Theme.

To enable dark theme on iOS 13, you can:

  • Set your device to dark theme in iOS Settings, and Gmail, by default, will automatically respect the system default setting.
  • Or, in Gmail go to Settings > Theme and select “Dark”.

The update will also reflect in a host of apps such as contacts, camera, as well as, Gmail. But then again, it will only happen if the feature has already arrived on your phone. On the bright side, dark theme for the Gmail app is already available to all G Suite editions.