With bans looming or already taking place the world over, TikTok nonetheless stays some of the fashionable, entertaining, and addicting apps you’ll be able to obtain proper now. The issue is, searching TikTok generally is a bit painful at evening since the whole lot outdoors of the video feed makes use of a vivid white theme. Fortunately, darkish mode for TikTok is right here, however there is a catch.

So What is the Catch?

Presently, solely iPhone customers can make the most of TikTok’s darkish mode. Why TikTok solely presents its night-themed function to iOS customers is not clear. The app clearly has a big person base on Android as properly, so we hope {that a} darkish mode Android replace is within the works. Android 10’s system-wide darkish theme setting would not do something, nor does the choice to pressure it inside unsupported apps. And inverting colours on Android will invert the movies too, in order that’s not a great possibility.

Make Certain You are Up to date

Till Android helps it, you will want an iPhone working iOS 13 or later with a present TikTok replace to go darkish, however it ought to work the identical on each gadgets every time Android does get a darkish mode replace. (Notice that the “Good Invert” function on iOS 12 and beneath is not very “good” for TikTok because it additionally inverts movies, so we do not advocate that if you happen to’re utilizing an older iOS model.)

The Darkish Mode Choices for TikTok

Faucet the “Me” tab within the backside proper, then the ellipsis (•••) within the high proper. Now, beneath Common, faucet “Darkish mode.” From right here, you’ll be able to faucet “Darkish” to change TikTok’s theme immediately. Alternatively, you’ll be able to toggle on the “Use gadget settings” swap, which is off by default. Then, everytime you swap in your iPhone’s system-wide darkish mode (the great distance or quick approach), it’s going to work for TikTok too.

Switching to “Darkish” (left) vs. utilizing “Use gadget setting” (proper).

For those who do not see this settings possibility in your app, be certain your app is totally updated. Having a TikTok account should not matter, as we had been in a position to make use of the darkish mode with and with out one.

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