The concept of dark mode is still coveted for lots of apps and software programs. While Microsoft struggles to introduce it in Windows 10 apps, folders, Apple is working on Mac and iOS launches. After several delays and missed promises, gmail dark mode on iPad and iPhone has finally be rolled out much to the delight of users with OLED screens.
The latest version of Gmail available in app store is 6.0.200519 and if you download it, you should be able to change the settings so as to have permanent dark mode in your app. It works seamlessly on both iPhone and iPad. While it has been confirmed that the roll out will be handled in sequential order, a large number of users have already reported in forums and Reddit that they have received dark mode on their respective devices.
Once you are sure you have installed the latest version of the Gmail app, open the application on your device. The three lines on the top of the screen is where you should start. Click on it to open up the settings menu. You are supposed to customize this part so that the app would always display the dark mode for your convenience. It is supposed to reduce eye strain and ensure you can use your phone even in pitch black conditions.
Apps like Instagram, Facebook are already following suit as most content on phones and desktop PCs are evolving into this night mode concept. Click on the theme section so that you can default your iPhone to have Gmail dark mode switched on always. There are other options available too including light, dark or system default. The advantage of having system default is that it allows you to change between dark and light modes based on your phone’s settings. It is an automatic process that works in the morning as well as when you turn down to reduce light glare for easier access to apps.
The settings screen may slightly vary if you are running on iOS 11 or iOS 12 as it will enable you to toggle dark theme as an option.