How To Use Dark Mode In Notion

Do you want to give your Notion app a new and edgier look? Or do you want a theme that’s more pleasing to the eyes? Either way, we’re here help you. In our guide below, we’ll show you how to use Dark Mode on the Notion app. Whether you’re using their web, desktop, or mobile app, we have a step-by-step tutorial for you.


Notion is an excellent collaboration or personal tool that allows you to handle databases, take notes, and cooperate with your team online in one place. Aside from these features, you can also customize the app and change its appearance to give it an edgier look or better contrast.

However, you can only choose between two themes on the Notion app on your phone or computer. Aside from the default Light theme, the other option you can use is the Dark mode.

With that in mind, here’s a guide on how to change the appearance of your Notion app.

How to change the theme to Dark mode in Notion

If you want a change how the Notion app looks on your device, you can choose to customize its appearance and use Dark Mode on your account. In this way, you can give the app a fresh and cooler look that can help reduce eye fatigue.

You can use Dark mode on the Notion whether you’re using the app on your computer or mobile device. Follow our step-by-step tutorials below to learn how to do it from both.

On your computer:
  1. Open the Notion desktop or web app and sign in to your account.
  2. On the sidebar on the left side of your screen, click “Settings & Members.”

  3. Go to the Appearance tab.

  4. Click the drop-down arrow and select Dark on the menu.

That’s how you change the appearance of Notion on the desktop and web app. Please note that changes made to the theme only apply to the current app you’re using. If you want to use Dark mode on Notion for mobile, you’ll need to change your settings on the app as well.

On your mobile device:
  1. Open the Notion mobile app and log in to your account.
  2. Tap the three horizontal lines on the upper-left side of your screen to open the sidebar.

  3. Select “Notification & settings” on the menu.

  4. Scroll down and tap the drop-down menu under the Appearance section.

  5. On the options that appear on your screen, select “Dark.”

  6. After choosing which theme to use, tap Done to close the Settings & notification page.

Note: Changing the theme affects all the workspaces you’re currently using on your account.

Always remember that customizing the appearance only applies to the current app you’re using. So if you want to use dark mode on the desktop version as well, you need to open Notion on your computer and change your settings from there.

Also, changes made to the appearance only apply to your end of the app. Your teammates or other users that have access to your pages can still use their app in Light mode.

To wrap it all up

Now that you know how to use the Dark mode theme on your Notion app, you can go ahead and change the appearance of your workspaces and give them a darker look.

Hopefully, Notion gives more customization options to your pages and workspaces in the future. When that happens, we’ll update you on the new themes or features available on the app.

That’s everything we have on our guide! For more tips, tricks, and tutorials, visit our site regularly, and check our latest posts and updates.

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