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How to Enable Dark Mode in Discord [Mobile & Desktop]

Switch between light and dark mode on Discord app.

Key Highlights

  • Enable Dark Mode on Android/iPhone: Discord app → Profile iconApp SettingsAppearanceThemeDark.
  • Enable Dark Mode on Web Version/Desktop: DiscordUser SettingsAppearanceThemeDark.

Discord is an application for gamers who like to communicate with their fellow players via Discord voice chat. One of the best features is that you can also shift to dark mode on the Discord app. Shifting to dark mode makes you read the content in a better way, a better theme for those who are sensitive to bright light. In addition to that, the dark mode also saves your device battery in long time usage.

Discord server allows you to collaborate, share, have meetings, and chat with your friends in group chat. With the custom moderation tools, you can organize meetings for a local book club around the world. Upon using these features on the Discord app for a while, you might be experiencing eye strain. You can reduce that by switching to the dark mode.

How to Enable Discord Dark Mode on Android & iPhone

[1] Install the Discord app from the PlayStore or App Store on your Android or iPhone smartphone.


[2] Launch the app and ensure that you are logged in.

[3] Tap your profile icon on the top right corner of the home page.

Discord Profile icon

[4] On the profile page, scroll down to App Settings and then choose the Appearance menu.

App Apperance

[6] Under the THEME section, choose the Dark option.

Discord Dark Mode

[7] The appearance of the Discord app will change from a light theme to a dark theme.

Discord Dark Mode

Alternate Way

For this method, your Smartphone must run on the iOS 13 or Android 10 operating system. Hence, update your iPhone and Android to get this feature.

[1] Launch the Discord app and let it follow the system settings [Profile iconApp SettingsAppearanceTHEMEAutomatic].

Discord Dark Mode

[2] Now, enable system-wide dark mode on your Android or iPhone.

[3] Launch the Discord app and use it with a dark appearance.

How to Turn on Dark Mode on Discord [Desktop & Web Version]

The interface of the Discord Web version and the Desktop app looks similar. So, the step to enable the dark theme is the same in both versions.

[1] Visit the Discord official website (https://discord.com/) on your Desktop.

[2] On the bottom left corner, tap the User Settings icon.

User Settings

[3] Tap the Appearance option on the left side menu pane.

Discord Dark Mode

[4] Under the Theme section, select the Dark option.

Discord Dark Mode

Tips! You can enable developer mode on Discord to unlock more features like copying server ID, channel, and more.

How to Get AMOLED Optimized Mode on Discord

To get a darker theme than the standard dark mode theme, you can enable the AMOLED Optimised mode on the app. This mode is available for smartphone app alone.

1. Launch the Discord app on any of the smartphones (Android or iOS).

2. Click on the Profile icon located at the right bottom of the screen.

3. Tap the App Settings and hit Appearance.

4. Go to Theme, and you will find the Dark theme.

Hit the Dark mode for ten times on Discord

5. Tap the Dark theme ten times, and you will get the AMOLED Mode.

Enable the AMOLED Mode on Discord

6. Toggle On the AMOLED Mode option. You will get the better dark mode theme.

How to Fix Dark Mode Not Working on Discord

You may find difficulties in using the dark mode on Discord sometimes. You can avoid those issues by using the below troubleshooting tricks.

  • Try to re-enable the dark mode on the app.
  • Clear the excessive cache data of the Discord app.
  • Update the Discord app to the most recent version.
  • Delete your Discord account and create a new account.
  • Restart the Discord app for better performance.


What is the color code for Discord dark mode?

The app’s dark mode color code is #36393f.

Does Discord Darkmode save battery?

Yes. Enabling the dark mode on Discord also saves your device battery. Also, it depends on the device’s battery capacity.

Why dark mode is better for the Discord app?

The dark theme on Discord makes the content read in a better way and saves your device battery. It reduces eye strain, and you can use the app for long hours without any issues.

Is there a darker Discord than Dark mode?

Yes. You can enable AMOLED dark mode in the Discord app to get an even darker dark mode.

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