Have you ever seen a screenshot of someone’s Youtube app and noticed that all of the menus and screens had a dark gray background instead of white? You can enable this option, called Dark mode, or night mode, in a browser by going to https://www.youtube.com/new and enabling the new Youtube.
But you can also get the dark screen in the Youtube app on your iPhone by enabling the Dark theme setting. Our tutorial below will show you where to find and enable this setting in the official Youtube app on your iPhone.
How to Enable the Youtube Night Mode on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.4.1. By completing the steps in this guide you will be enabling the dark theme in the app that switches the coloring of the app from the standard white color scheme to one that is dark gray. Note that this assumes you already have the Youtube app on your iPhone. If not, you will need to download it from the App Store first before you can complete these steps.
Step 1: Open the Youtube app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Tap your profile icon at the top-right corner of the window.
Step 3: Select the Settings option.
Step 4: Tap the button to the right of Dark theme.
The appearance of the app should change instantly so that you now have night mode enabled. I have turned it on in the picture below.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.