How to force dark mode on all websites in Brave
If you are a fan of the dark mode that the Brave browser uses, you will appreciate the ability to not only make the browser interface dark, but also force all websites to use a dark theme, even those that don’t officially support it. Here’s how.
Warning: This feature will not work equally well on all websites. Expect issues with some websites, such as text or icons that appear invisible or hard to see.
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Force dark mode on all websites in Brave for desktop
At the time of writing, force dark mode for all websites on desktop is only available as a experimental feature enabled with a flag in Brave. As with all experimental features, it is not guaranteed to work properly and may impair browser performance.
When you’re ready to view all your sites in dark mode on your desktop, first launch the Brave browser on your computer. In Brave, click the address bar and type the following. Then press Enter:
On the “Experiments” page that opens, click the “Find Flags” box at the top and enter:
In the search results, next to ‘Auto dark mode for web content’, click the drop-down menu and choose ‘Enabled’.
Tip: To disable dark mode in the future, select “Disabled” from the menu.
To make your changes take effect, click “Relaunch” in the lower-right corner of Brave. This will close and reopen your browser.
Once Brave reopens, you can access your favorite sites and they will all use a dark theme.
And that’s how you turn off the lights on your favorite websites in Brave. Enjoying!
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Activate dark mode on any website in Brave for mobile
In Brave’s mobile app, you’ll find the option to: force a dark theme on all websites in the settings menu.
To use it, first launch Brave on your phone. Then tap the three dots in the lower right corner of the browser.
Choose “Settings” from the menu.
In ‘Settings’ scroll down and select ‘Appearance’.
On the ‘Appearance’ page, enable the ‘Enable Night Mode (experimental)’ option.
Brave will display a prompt asking you to restart the browser for your changes to take effect. To do that right away, tap “Restart now.” Choose ‘Later’ to reopen the browser at a later time.
When you restart Brave and open your sites, you will notice that they are all using a dark theme. And that’s all.
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Enable Brave’s Dark Browser Mode
match the dark mode on all the websites you visit, make sure to use Brave’s dark interface for all of its browser elements, such as the menu bar. You can enable this mode on both your desktop and mobile, and here’s how to do it.
Enable dark mode in Brave on the desktop
To make your browser use dark mode, launch Brave on your desktop first.
In the top right corner of Brave, tap the hamburger menu (three horizontal lines) and choose “Settings.”
On the “Settings” page, click “Appearance” in the sidebar on the left.
In the right pane, in the “Appearance” section, click the “Bold Colors” drop-down menu and choose “Dark.”
Tip: To later turn off dark mode and go back to light mode, choose “Light” from the menu.
And immediately Brave will start using a dark theme.
You are done.
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Enable dark mode in Brave on mobile
In ‘Settings’, scroll down and tap ‘Appearance’.
In the Appearance menu, tap Theme at the bottom.
On the ‘Theme’ page, choose ‘Dark’.
Tip: If you want to turn off dark mode later, choose “Light” from the menu.
And you now have a dark theme applied to your entire Brave browser.
Enjoy the good that dark mode has to offer!
This way, it’s also easy to enable dark mode in your other web browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. Check out our guides to learn how to do that.
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