How to Turn on Google Calendar Dark Mode (Windows/Mac/Android)

Are you looking for a convenient and reliable way to organize your schedule? Google Calendar is an excellent productivity tool that allows users to add events and customize their edits.

Set reminders for important events, tasks, meetings, and birthdays. The best part is that Google Calendar gives real-time notifications of all your scheduled meetings, team activities, and events since the app is integrated with other Google Workspace apps.

You can access Google Calendar through your web browser or you can download the Google Calendar app on Android or iOS devices.

To ensure that you make the most out of Google Calendar, take advantage of its dark mode feature.  Google Calendar for Android is the only application with built-in dark mode. 

PC users can use a third-party app to convert their browser to dark mode while on Google Calendar. Meanwhile, iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users can use the native Dark Mode theme on iOS devices.

It will effectively enhance user experience and comfort by reducing eye strain and eye fatigue. Improving the visual ergonomics of a useful tool like Google Calendar can improve your overall productivity tenfold.

 

What is Google Calendar Dark Mode?

Most app developers integrate dark mode capabilities to improve user experience.

While greatly beneficial for users, Google has yet to offer a built-in dark mode feature for the website and iOS version of Google Calendar. The dark mode feature is only available on the Google Calendar app for Android. 

What are the advantages of Google Calendar Dark Mode?

Dark mode interface has been proven to improve visual ergonomics in low-light settings. 

As you very well know, looking into a light screen in a dark room is uncomfortable and causes eye fatigue and eye strain. Even worse, bright screens have been proven to cause insomnia in many individuals.

If you plan on working late into the night, you’d give your eye health a huge favor by enabling dark mode for Google Calendar. 

Pros
  • Reduces exposure to blue light
  • Prevents eye strain and fatigue
  • Minimizes glare and improves readability in low light environments
  • Consumes less energy
  • Prevents insomnia
Cons
  • May not improve readability in bright environments
  • Built-in dark mode isn’t available on the Google Calendar website and iOS app

How to Enable Google Calendar Dark Mode PC

As we said, Google Calendar Dark mode isn’t natively available on PCs and laptops. To get dark mode with most Google apps on Windows and Mac PCs, you need to download and install a third-party dark mode browser extension.

Before anything else, install Google Chrome for Windows or PC. Make sure that your computer meets these minimum system requirements:

  • Windows OS 7/8/10/11 with Intel Pentium 4 processor or later (SSE3-capable)
  • Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later t

Some of the best night mode browser extensions for Google Chrome are:

  • Night Eye: Automatically analyzes and inverts webpage color schemes to achieve an ergonomic dark mode theme.
  • Turn off the lights: Popular dark mode browser extension but is mostly used for streaming videos.
  • Dark Reader: An excellent choice if you want to customize a website’s dark mode theme, including brightness, contrast, and background color
  1. Download your preferred Google Chrome browser extension for Google Calendar dark mode desktop.
  2. On Google Chrome, navigate to Settings > More Tools > Extensions. Enable the extension by toggling on the slider.
  3. Visit the Google Calendar website. Click the extension icon on the Google Chrome toolbar to enable dark mode.

These extensions also work to turn on iTunes Dark Mode.

For Google Calendar dark mode Widows 10, you can also set the dark mode using night light:

  1. Press the notification icon on the bottom right corner.
  2. Select Night Light. You can also turn down brightness.

How to Enable Google Calendar Dark Mode on Android

Dark mode on Google Calendar for Android is only available on the Android Nougat version or later, so make sure your device is updated.

Here’s how to enable dark mode on the Google Calendar app for Android smartphones and tablets:

  1. Launch the Google Calendar app.
  2. Tap the Menu icon on the top left corner of your screen,
  3. Scroll down and tap Settings.
  4. Navigate to General > Theme.
  5. Choose Dark Mode. Alternatively, you can select Set by Battery Saver to turn on Google Calendar Dark Mode along with other apps.

Note: Android 10 and up users can automatically set widgets and supported apps (including Google Workspace) to dark mode if Battery Saver is enabled in System Settings. However, for Android 9 users and lower, widgets will remain in light mode.

How to Enable Google Calendar Dark Mode on Mac

Unfortunately, dark mode isn’t built-in for the Google Calendar iOS app. 

However, Apple users with iOS 13 devices can still use Google Calendar in dark mode by adjusting Appearance in System settings. This means that there is no way for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users with iOS 12 and lower to view Google Calendar in dark mode.

To set your Apple device appearance to dark mode, follow these instructions:

  1. Open Settings on your Apple device.
  2. Navigate to Display & Brightness > Appearance.
  3. Choose Dark. You can customize Dark theme settings by adjusting True Tone, Night Shift, and Brightness.
  4. Open the Calendar app for iOS to view it in dark mode.

Alternatively, you can turn on dark appearance using Siri: “Hey Siri, turn on dark mode.” or “Hey Siri, turn on dark appearance.”

Conclusion

Google Calender is a necessary productivity tool to set reminders for your tasks and meetings. The app is integrated with Google Workspace so you’ll receive notifications about collaborations and important events.

To make the most of Google Calendar, make sure to view it in dark mode. This will minimize your exposure to bright light and improve comfort by preventing eye strain and fatigue.

Google Calendar for Android has a built-in dark mode feature. However, Google Calendar for iOS isn’t available yet. iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users need to enable dark appearance on their device.

Windows and Mac PC users can view Google Calendar in dark mode by downloading a third-party browser extension on Google Chrome. Windows 10 users can also turn on Night light.