How to Make Chrome Use Light Mode While Rest of Your Phone is In Dark Mode

When you enable Dark Mode on your Android phone, a regular Chrome tab looks a lot like a tab in Chrome’s Incognito mode. It is possible to get confused between these two modes when the Dark Mode is on.

Is there any workaround?

Google Chrome in Dark Mode

You can add an exception to Chrome so that even when the rest of your phone is in dark mode, you could continue to use Chrome in Light Mode. Here is how to do it on your Android phone:

  1. Open Chrome and tap the settings icon, (three dots) on the top-right corner of the screen.
  2. Tap Settings. The Settings screen is displayed.
  3. Under Basics, tap Themes.
  4. Select Light.
Choose “Light” here.

You have successfully added an exception to Google Chrome. The next time you use Chrome along with Dark Mode, Google Chrome will continue to use Light Mode. This way, you will still be able to identify which is a regular Chrome tab and which is an Incognito Mode tab.

There is one small thing that you should remember. Now that you asked Chrome to stay in Light Mode even when the rest of the device is in Dark Mode, it will do so even when your phone is in Battery Saver mode.

This is a small tradeoff. Remember not to use Chrome much while your phone is in Battery Saver mode. Battery Saver mode puts Android in Dark Mode. This reduces the amount of battery the screen uses. With this exception, Chrome will remain in Light Mode and could use a lot more battery than the rest of the phone.

Are there any other implications of adding this exception? If you know any such issues, please drop a comment and I will review and add that to the article.

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