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Are your eyes feeling the fatigue from using Notion? Are you considering a switch to the Notion dark theme?

This article provides a comprehensive guide on how to activate dark mode on Notion’s web, desktop, and mobile applications. With a few simple steps, you can transform your Notion workspace into a darker, more relaxing environment to work in.

How To Turn On Dark Mode in Notion

The most straightforward way to activate night mode in Notion is by using a convenient keyboard shortcut. If you’re on a macOS, you simply need to press the combination of keys ⌘ + Shift + L. If you’re using Windows, the combination is Ctrl + Shift + L. This quick method enables you to easily switch between light and dark mode. The great news is that this keyboard shortcut is not just limited to the web version of Notion, it works seamlessly in the Windows and Mac apps as well.

However, if you ever find yourself in a situation where the keyboard shortcut doesn’t work for some reason, there’s no need to worry. You can always go to the Notion settings to enable the dark mode feature manually. The user interfaces for the desktop apps are quite similar across different platforms, so let’s delve into how you can switch Notion into dark mode if the keyboard shortcut isn’t working.

1. Using Notion Dark Mode on the Web and Desktop Apps

If you happen to be utilizing Notion on the web via any browser, or if you’re using the native apps for Windows and Mac, there are some straightforward steps you can follow to enable dark mode with ease.

  1. Firstly, you need to log into your Notion account. Once you’re logged in, look for and click on the Settings & Members option located in the sidebar (a handy tip: if you don’t immediately see the sidebar, you can bring it up by pressing CTRL/CMD + \ on your keyboard).
  2. Next, in the window that appears, navigate to My Settings → Appearance. Here, you can change the theme to Dark. If you want the Notion theme to match your device’s current display mode, you can opt for the Use system setting option.

And just like that, you’ve successfully enabled the dark mode feature! Your entire Notion workspace will now have a more eye-friendly dark theme. Now, let’s move on to the next part and learn how to activate this feature on your mobile devices for a consistent Notion experience across all your devices.

2. Use Notion Dark Mode on Android and iOS

The process for enabling dark mode on both Android and iOS platforms for the Notion app is quite similar. For this demonstration, I will include screenshots from my Android smartphone, but rest assured that the instructions are virtually identical for iOS devices.

  1. Initially, you need to launch the Notion application on your mobile device. Once the app is open, locate and tap on the three-dot menu situated typically at the top right or left corner of the screen to access the ‘Settings’ section.
  2. After entering the ‘Settings’ section, proceed to scroll down until you find the ‘My Settings’ option. Under this option, look for the sub-section labelled ‘Appearance’. Tap on the dropdown arrow next to ‘Appearance’.
  3. From the dropdown options, select ‘Dark’. Upon selection, the dark mode will be instantly applied across the entire interface of the Notion application on your device.

And that’s all there is to it when it comes to enabling dark mode for mobile devices. With just a few simple and quick taps in the settings menu, you can easily switch to a more eye-friendly dark mode in the Notion app.

How To Switch Off the Dark Mode on Notion?

If you ever feel the need to revert back to Notion’s original light mode interface, the process is pretty straightforward, simply reverse the steps you followed to enable dark mode:

How Do I Schedule Automatic Light and Dark Mode in Notion?

Though Notion itself doesn’t include a built-in scheduling feature, it is possible to set dark mode to enable automatically at specific times by utilizing your device’s own settings:

Once these settings are configured, you can set Notion’s appearance setting to ‘Use system setting’. With this option in place, your Notion workspace will automatically transition into dark mode in accordance with the schedule you have set up on your device. This method effectively provides a convenient workaround to achieve timed dark mode activation within the Notion environment, enhancing your user experience.

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