How to get Instagram Dark Mode for Android, iPhone and PC

Instagram dark mode became more popular as an alternative color that replaced its usual white color interface. Many users want to get this feature on their android, or IOS mobile. But, sometimes they have faced some problems to shift Instagram to dark mode.

So, today I want to describe the importance of dark mode on Instagram and how you can get in mobiles or PCs. Basically, it works with the settings option of your phone.

How to get Instagram Dark Mode

If you use your mobile apps with dark mode, it can reduce extra brightness and save charge to increase the battery life of your phone, because black pixels reduce power consumption than the white ones. Especially phones with AMOLED screens have black pixels switched.

On the other hand, many users feel better with dark mode, and they think it can reduce eye strain from reducing glare, especially at night. It’s also known as Instagram night mode.

Finally, the dark mode of Instagram is looking good, and after comes this feature we use every day, you have the choice right to switch any mode. However, Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, Skype all offer night mode facilities, so Instagram is also with them.

As head of Instagram Adam Mosseri launched it in October 2019, and to get this feature, the required version of the mobile operating system is the latest version, that’s Android 10 or iOS 13. Keep an eye on our blog, if we get Instagram night mode update information for other versions, we will include full instructions to switch. 

So, let’s get started to change the Instagram interface for reliable use.

How to get Instagram night mode for iPhone

If your iPhone is running iOS 13, then you can follow those steps to change your app interface and you’ll be able to use Instagram in dark mode.

  1. First of all, Open settings on your phone
  2. Select Display and brightness option from the list
  3. Tap the Dark option to change the theme
  4. Then lunch Instagram, dome

How to get Instagram night mode for Android

If you want to get it for your android operating system, you need the phone that is running Android 10 and follow these steps.

  1. Open setting on your android phone
  2. Scroll down and select Display option
  3. Then active the “Dark theme” function
  4. Finally, lunch Instagram app
  5. Enjoy

How to Make Instagram Dark Mode on PC

There are three methods available to enable Instagram dark mode on PC.

  1. Use a custom URL to Browse Twitter
  2. Use Edge or Chrome Browser Flag Option
  3. Try Night Mode Extension or Dark Theme Addon on Browser

Method 1: Use a custom URL

This is very simple way to enable Instagram dark mode on pc. Just you need to add “?theme=dark” after Instagram original URL. So, the new URL will be

Click the link or copy and paste it into the address bar of browser and hit Enter. So, the dark mode will be enabled on your system and your Instagram background will become dark. If you want to go previous mode, just remove the additional string or just go to URL.

If you don’t want to type “?theme=dark” every time to get the dark mode, just add the URL as a bookmark.

Method 2: Use Edge or Chrome Browser Flag Option

If you are using Chrome or Edge browser, you can use the Flag option in it. The Flag opton allows you to force Dark Mode on any website you browse. Since Instagram is a website, so the dark mode will be enable automatically on it too. To enable the feature, you need to follow the bellow steps.

  1. Open Chrome or Microsoft Edge Browser on your computer.
  2. Then, Chrome users type chrome://flags and Edge users type edge://flags in URL bar on Browser and hit enter.
  3. Now, Search “dark” in the search box.
  4. Click the drop-down menu of Auto Dark Mode for Web Contents option and click Enabled.
  5. Now, You can open Instagram and you’ll see it with dark mode.

Method 3: Try Night Mode Extension or Dark Theme Addon on Browser

There is a dedicated Nigh Mode extension on web browser that can be installed and used to give dark design to Instagram. This mode is quite reminiscent of the actual dark mode that you get on a smartphone or Tablet. Hopefully, now you know how to enable Dark Mode on Instagram.

A different way to save power in Instagram

If your mobile operating system is not Android 10 or iOS 13 at all, still you can reduce consuming your mobile data and power while you’re using Instagram. The application pre-loads images and videos when you’re scrolling, but you can limit it to reduce your data and power-consuming.

  1.  First of all open Instagram app
  2. Then tap the ‘Profile icon at the bottom right of the app
  3. Now tap the ‘Menu’ icon from the top right corner.
  4. Here you can see the ‘setting’ function, tap there.
  5. Now tap the ‘account’ icon then you find the ‘Cellular Data Use’ option and tap it.
  6. Now toggle ‘Data Saver’ on from the use Less data option.

It will help you to prevent preload images and videos, so you can download them only after choosing.


1. Is Instagram dark mode available for android mobile?

Answer: Yes, it’s available for android, but need Android 10 or upper version.

2. Is there a dark theme for Instagram app for android or iOS?

Answer: It launched the dark theme in October 2019.

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