Application developers try to keep up with the times and add various modern and relevant features. The same is true for the TikTok app with its dark theme.
What do you need to enable dark mode on TikTok
The TikTok mobile app is very popular. It’s designed for shooting, editing, and watching short videos. If you want to share with your friends, family, and acquaintances the highlights of your life, and interesting events – use TikTok.
The dark mode is a great feature supported by most modern devices. By reducing eye strain, you can spend more time working or enjoying online content. However, a significant number of apps don’t yet support dark mode universally. If there are too many bright colors around, you can change the TikTok design and make a black theme. If you want to set the dark mode in TikTok, the dark mode must be turned on directly on the phone. Making only TikTok black won’t work.
If you have signed up for TikTok, a cool short video posting app, not too long ago, you most likely haven’t yet had time to fully learn all the functions of the app.
So, here’s how to enable dark mode on TikTok in a few easy steps.
What exactly is a dark theme mode on TikTok
The standard combination of white background and black font with the transition to “dark mode” disappears. It’s replaced by the inverse combination of white font and a gray-black background with red buttons and a light-colored quick access bar at the bottom. Visual changes can hardly be called revolutionary. After all, the peculiar inversion of colors has long been found in competitors.
And yet the event is important. Looking at the whitish outlines of menus and additional tabs in TikTok, painfully covering your eyes, will no longer be necessary. Now you have a chance to synchronize the design of the social network with the theme selected on your mobile device and focus on entertainment content without harming your eyes. In addition, smartphones with OLED screens will start to lose battery power a little slower.
How to enable dark mode on TikTok on an Android device
TikTok hasn’t yet released a dark mode in the app for Android devices. Even if you search for it online, you won’t find any information about the existence of such a feature.
However, there’s some evidence that some beta testers did get dark mode on their Android devices. While this may be true, if you install the app from Google Play, you won’t find any dark mode options.
You can also set the dark mode using your smartphone settings. However, in this case, the dark theme will be installed on all apps on your phone where it’s supported.
How to enable dark mode on TikTok on iPhone
Unlike Android, TikTok has added support for dark mode for iPhone and iPad devices. You can use a switch in the app to turn dark mode on or off or do so using the system settings on your iPhone. So, if you want to enable dark mode on TikTok on your iPhone, you have to follow these steps:
- First of all, open the TikTok app on your iPhone and navigate to your profile by tapping on the “Me” icon at the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Then, tap on the “More” button in the top right corner.
- In the “Settings and Privacy” menu, scroll down to the “Content & Activity” section and tap “Dark mode”.
- Finally, select the “Dark” option to enable the dark mode.
Once you tap the “Dark” button, the app interface immediately switches to dark mode, and that’s it.
If you want to enable dark mode on TikTok using your iPhone settings, you have to follow these steps:
- At first, instead of selecting the “Dark” option from the previous step, you have to enable the “Use device settings” option.
- After that, open the “Settings” app on your iPhone and go to the “Display & Brightness” menu.
- Next, tap “Dark” to enable the dark mode on your iPhone.
Once you have completed these steps, the entire appearance of your iPhone will change to dark mode.
Why can’t you change the TikTok design?
The most common problem in such cases is an outdated version of the operating system on your device. None of the methods described above will help you until you update the operating system and then switch the theme.
Another problem could be an outdated version of the app itself. Update TikTok and try switching the theme again.
Also, you can try installing an app that will help you enable color inversion. If the appearance of the app hasn’t changed, then most likely the problem is exactly in outdated versions of the operating system or the application itself.
In today’s world, the appearance of apps plays a very important role. TikTok on a black background looks very stylish. So you can quickly get used to using a dark theme.