Not a big fan of Google Drive’s light theme? You can easily toggle on dark mode in Google Drive’s mobile app. You can also turn on dark mode in browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari using the system settings or a browser extension. Here’s how.
On an Android phone, use the Google Drive app’s built-in option to turn your entire app dark.
Start by launching Google Drive on your phone. Then, in the app’s top-left corner, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines).
In the open menu, select “Settings.”
On the “Settings” page, in the “Theme” section, tap “Choose Theme.”
Select “Dark” in the theme list.
Tip: To go back to Google Drive’s default theme in the future, choose the “System Default” option.
On an iPhone and iPad, Google Drive respects your device’s default theme. So, if you’ve enabled your device’s dark mode, Google Drive will use that theme, too.
To enable dark mode, you must be running iOS 13 or later on your iPhone and iPadOS 13 or later on your iPad.
Launch Settings on your device. In Settings, select “Display & Brightness.”
From the “Appearance” section, select “Dark.”
Launch the Google Drive app, and you’ll notice it now uses dark mode. You’re all set.
Google Drive on the web doesn’t offer an official dark mode. If you want to use a dark theme on the site, you’ll have to use Chrome or Edge’s unofficial forced dark mode feature.
If you’re on Chrome, then type the following in the address bar and press Enter (or Return):
If you’re using Edge, enter the following in the address bar and hit Enter (or Return):
On the “Experiments” page that opens, at the top, select the “Search Flags” box and type
In the search results, next to the “Auto Dark Mode for Web Contents” entry, click the drop-down menu and choose “Enabled.”
You now need to restart your browser to bring your changes into effect. To do that, in your web browser’s bottom-right corner, click “Relaunch” (Chrome) or “Restart” (Edge).
Your browser will reopen. Now, head to the Google Drive site, and you’ll find that it uses a dark theme.
Unlike Chrome and Edge, Firefox and Safari don’t have a forced dark theme for websites. Instead, you need to use a browser extension to enable dark mode on your sites, including the Google Drive site.
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