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iTunes Dark Mode: How to Enable it on Windows and Mac

Possible ways to get the dark theme on iTunes.

If you’re an Apple user, you must have installed iTunes software on your Windows or Mac PC. Though iTunes is one of the advanced tools developed by Apple, it lacks one of the most common features, the dark mode. IAs of now (March 2023), there is no built-in dark mode available in the iTunes app. Let’s see some workarounds to get the dark theme on iTunes by changing the PC settings.

How to Get iTunes Dark Mode on Mac

Before jumping into the steps, make sure to update your Mac firmware to the latest version.

(1) Press the Apple icon on the Mac home screen.

(2) Select System Preferences from the list of options.

(3) Tap on General on the System preferences window.

(4) Choose Dark in the Appearance section on the General window.

Choose Dark Mode

(5) Launch iTunes on Mac, and it will open with a dark background.

Note: To enable dark mode only during the night, select System Preferences > choose Desktop & Screen Saver option. On the next screen, select Dynamic Desktop (window showing day and night icon)

How to Get iTunes Dark Mode on Windows 10

Like Mac, you need to enable dark mode on your Windows 10 computer to get the iTunes dark mode.

(1) Use the Windows search bar to launch Settings from Start.

Select Settings

(2) Select the Personalization option.

Choose Personalization

(3) Choose Colors on the next screen.

Tap on Colors

(4) Select the Dark option under Choose your default app mode.

Choose Dark Mode

(5) Now, launch iTunes on your Windows PC, and it will be available in the dark theme.

How to Get iTunes Dark Mode on Windows 11

The steps to enable dark mode on Windows 11 varies slightly from Windows 10 computers and laptops.

(1) Press the Windows+ I keys to open the Settings menu.

(2) Select Personalization on the left side pane.

iTunes Dark Mode

(3) Click on the Colors option.

iTunes Dark Mode

(4) Under the Choose your mode section, set the theme to Dark.

iTunes Dark Mode

(5) Now, launch the iTunes software, and it will have dark mode automatically.

iTunes Alternatives

For some users, the above methods may not have worked to bring the dark theme. In those situations, they can try any of the iTunes alternatives, which come with similar features and functionalities. Applications like Syncios, Clementine, and Dr.Fone come with a built-in dark theme.



Syncios is the best third-party iPhone managing tool. You will get a lot of features and customization options, including dark mode. The best thing about Syncios is that you will get dedicated apps for dedicated purposes. There are separate Syncios tools for Data Recovery, iOS & Android Managers, Data Transfer, and so on. You will get both video tutorials and how-to articles on how to use the app effectively. But it comes with a cost. All the tools available in SynciOS start at $34.95 per year.


Waltr Pro

Waltr is one of the best iTunes alternatives. Developed by Softorino, Waltr is an advanced media management tool available for both Windows and Mac PCs. In the free version, the features available in the tool are minimal. But, with the Waltr Pro version, you will get all the advanced features along with the dark mode. Using the Waltr Pro, you can convert AVI files to MP4 with ease.



Clementine is not as powerful as Syncios but is a perfect alternative for iTunes. It is a powerful music player that has the ability to sync between iPhone and iPad. Clementine is an open-source platform, you can get plugins and addons from GitHub and install them on Clementine. With that, you can easily get the dark theme plugin and integrate it with Clementine’s music player.

VOX Music Player

VOX - iTunes alternative

If you use the VOX Music Player, you don’t need the dark mode feature. Because the app itself follows a dark UI by default. If you are an avid user of the dark theme, VOX is the best app for you. The app is available for both Windows and Mac PCs. The free version itself offers a clean and neat dark UI. If you want more features, you can get the Premium version, which costs $4.99 per month.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to get dark mode on Apple Music?

You can turn on the dark mode on Apple Music by changing the smartphone’s displayed settings.

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  1. Your method for getting Dark Mode to work for WIndows 10 on my PC works for about every other app EXCEPT iTunes for Windows!!!!!!!

  2. This doesn’t work for iTunes for Windows. Apple doesn’t care about the Windows version enough to even put that in.

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