How To Enable Dark Mode Using Settings on Windows 11?

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Over the years, a large part of the population has been shifting to Dark Mode on their devices. Some say it is aesthetically better, and some say that it’s more comfortable to the eyes. Windows first introduced the Dark Mode feature in Windows 10.

As obvious it is, Dark Mode is available in Windows 11 as well. Here’s how you can enable Dark Mode in Windows 11 via Settings.

Enable Dark Mode in Windows 11 via Settings

You can easily enable Dark Mode via the Settings app with a few simple clicks.

1 Click on the Start button, click on the Settings icon or search for “Settings” and open them.

settings option in start menu
Settings option in the Start Menu

2 Go to the “Personalization” page on the Settings app’s home screen.

personalization button in settings
Click on the Personalization Button

3 Next, click on Colors from the left sidebar.

4 On the Colors page, you will see a drop-down menu with the label “Choose your color.”

5 Click on “Dark” in the drop-down menu

choosing dark mode option
Dark Mode option

6 Alternatively, you can choose the “Custom” option. The option provides you with choices to turn Dark Mode on specifically for Windows elements or Apps.

custom dark mode options
Custom Theme Options

Change System Accent Colour

A theme isn’t a theme until it fits a user’s liking. With your favorite color mode on, you can choose an accent color to match the theme!

1 Open the Settings app.

2 Go to the “Personalization” page on the Settings app’s home screen.

personalization button in settings
Click on the Personalization Button

3 Next, click on Colors from the left sidebar.

4 Scroll down to view accent color options.

5 You can choose from predefined Windows colors or click Custom color to pick one from the RGB Picker.

accent color options
Accent color options

Voila, you’ve successfully enabled Dark Mode and an accent color on Windows 11! What do you prefer, Light Mode or Dark Mode? Let us know in the comments below.

Stay tuned for our exclusive Microsoft Event coverage taking place on 24 June. Meanwhile, check out our existing Windows 11 Coverage based on the leaked ISO.

Siddharth Dudeja

Siddharth Dudeja

An engineering student with a keen interest in most aspects of technology. Likes to write about Microsoft, Apple, Laptops, Gaming, etc.
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