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How to enable Google Maps dark mode?

Are you looking for how to enable the Google Maps Dark Mode? Then you are on the correct help page. Here we will explain what is Google Maps and how to enable this dark mode for free (no subscription, no in-app purchase).

Google Maps is the most popular navigation map for walkers, bikers, truckers, and cars. It provides you live traffic information on how busy the roads are and provide you with other faster suggestion ways.

Google Maps desktop website
Google Maps desktop website

Is there Google Maps dark mode?

Yes. You can get the Dark Mode version of the Google Map navigation on your mobile phone. Follow the steps here below on how to activate Dark Mode for each device type. To learn more about Google Maps appearance (Google help page).

How to activate Google Maps Dark Mode on Android?

  1. On your Android phone 10+ phone, open the Google Maps app Maps
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Theme
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • Always in light theme: Dark theme is always disabled in Maps, regardless of system settings
    • Always in dark theme: Dark theme is always enabled in Maps, regardless of systems settings
    • Same as device theme: Follow Android system Dark theme setting. In Android 10+ this is under Settings Settings and then Display
  4. Tap Save

Important

If you do not see the Dark Theme option on your Android 10+ device, please try the steps here below:

  1. Open your Google Maps app
  2. Try to Sign Out of your profile (in Google Maps). Tap profile-> Settings-> Scroll to the bottom-> Sign out) and then close the app.
  3. Open the Google Maps app and you will see the Dark theme menu item

How to activate Google Maps Dark Mode on iOS?

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Maps app Maps
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Dark mode
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • On: Dark mode is always turned on in Maps, regardless of system settings
    • Off: Dark mode is always turned off in Maps, regardless of system settings
    • Same as device setting: Follow iOS system appearance setting

Activate Dark Mode on Google Maps beyond the application and on all websites with the free browser extension

For regular desktop internet users, you can get also this Google Maps Night Mode version on your favorite web browser. That with the Night Mode option in the Turn Off the Lights Browser extension. Follow the steps here below on how to enable this free solution in your web browser:

  1. Download the Turn Off the Lights browser extension
  2. Click right on the gray lamp button and select Options in the menu item
  3. The Turn Off the Lights Options page shows up and select the tab Night Mode
  4. And enable here the Night switch or the long-press feature to activate the night mode on the current web page

In addition, you can customize the website background, text, and hyperlink colors. So you can make it personal to your night theme style. And get the Dark Mode on Google Maps you want to see in your web browser.

YouTube video tutorial on how to enable the Night Mode feature

And on iOS, you can also install the Turn Off the Lights for Safari app, which brings the option to get dark mode on your smaller screen size. So you can activate it with a long press on the current web page. See in the Turn Off the Lights Options page -> Night Mode tab -> and here you see the option to activate it by the switch on long-press action.

Conclusion

Hope that will answer one of your questions about the Google Maps Dark Mode:

  • How to turn dark mode on Google Maps?
  • Is there Google Maps dark mode?
  • How to enable Google Maps dark mode?
  • What are the benefits of using Google Maps dark mode?
  • Google Maps dark mode is not working
  • Enable dark mode on any website

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