Dark Mode is a dramatic new look that's easy on your eyes and helps you focus on your work. Dark Mode uses a dark color scheme that works system wide, including with the apps that come with your Mac. And third-party apps can adopt it, too.

Turn on Dark Mode

Outlook For Mac Dark Mode

Choose Apple menu  > System Preferences, click General, then select one of the Appearance options at the top of the window:

How to Disable Dark Mode on Mac. So, you have enjoyed a long run with the dark interface. And now, it’s time to go for a brighter interface. Turning off Dark Mode is just as simple! Open Apple menu → Click on System Preferences.

  • Light: Use the light appearance.
  • Dark: Use the dark appearance.
  • Auto: Automatically use the light appearance during the day, and the dark appearance at night.

How Dark Mode works with some apps and features

Mac Os Dark Mode Apps

Some apps and features have special Dark Mode settings or behaviors.

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  1. When you are done, exit the app. Switch Between Light and Dark Mode from Spotlight on Mac. Now that you have done the hard work, it’s time to reap the benefit. I mean, you can now change dark mode and light mode quickly. To do it, all you need to do is just double click on the Automator icon.
  2. Control Center on the Mac consolidates all system toggles and control in one neat drop-down menu. Plus, you get access to new features like Dark mode, Now Playing, and more. Here’s how to use the Control Center on Mac. The Control Center serves as a space-saving measure for the Mac.

Mail. To use a light background for email messages while Dark Mode is turned on, open Mail and choose Mail > Preferences, then click the Viewing tab and deselect “Use dark backgrounds for messages.”

Pages Dark Mode Mac

Maps. To use a light background for maps while Dark Mode is turned on, open Maps and choose Maps > Preferences, then select ”Always use light map appearance.” In earlier versions of macOS, click View in the menu bar in Maps, then deselect Use Dark Map.

Notes. To use a light background for notes while Dark Mode is turned on, open Notes and choose Notes > Preferences, then deselect “Use dark backgrounds for note content.”


Safari. When you use Dark Mode, Safari automatically shows a website in Dark Mode if the website has been designed to support it. If the website doesn't support Dark Mode, you can use Safari Reader to read articles in Dark Mode.

TextEdit.To use a light background for documents while Dark Mode is turned on, click View in the menu bar in TextEdit, then deselect Use Dark Background for Windows. (Requires macOS Mojave 10.14.2 or later.)

Apple Mac Dark Mode

Dynamic Desktop. If you turn on Dark Mode while using Dynamic Desktop, the desktop may change to the dark still image. You can change this setting in Desktop & Screen Saver preferences.