Notion Dark Mode: Complete Guide (2024)

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January 1, 2024

For users who prefer a low-light user interface, Notion offers a Dark Mode feature that provides less strain on your eyes and helps save your device's battery life. Dark Mode in Notion changes the color theme of the interface to dark tones, which can make viewing content more comfortable, especially in low-light environments.

This tutorial will guide you through enabling Dark Mode in Notion on both desktop and mobile, provide you with a handy keyboard shortcut, and answer some frequently asked questions.

How to Turn On Dark Mode in Notion from Settings

Dark Mode can be easily enabled from the Notion settings, here's how:

On Desktop:

  1. Open Notion on your desktop, then go to Settings & members located at the top of your left-hand sidebar.
  2. A new window will open. In its sidebar, find and click on the tab labeled My notifications & settings.
  3. Look for the dropdown menu that allows you to switch between appearance options.
  4. Here, you will have three choices:
  5. Use system setting: This will match your Notion's appearance with your system's appearance settings.
  6. Light: This will enforce the Light Mode in Notion regardless of your system setting.
  7. Dark: This will enforce the Dark Mode in Notion regardless of your system setting. Choose this to enable Dark Mode.

On Mobile:

  1. Open Notion on your mobile device, tap on the ••• in the top right-hand corner to open the sidebar.
  2. Click on Settings and scroll down to the Appearance section.
  3. Use the dropdown menu to switch between the same three options as described above. Select Dark to enable Dark Mode.

Notion Dark Mode Keyboard Shortcut

For those who frequently switch between modes, Notion provides a convenient keyboard shortcut to toggle Dark Mode on or off:

Simply press cmd/ctrl + shift + L. This shortcut works for both Mac (cmd) and Windows (ctrl) systems.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is there a Dark Mode in Notion?

Yes, Notion does offer a Dark Mode. This can be enabled from the Appearance settings, both on the desktop and mobile versions of Notion. You can also use the keyboard shortcut cmd/ctrl + shift + L to quickly toggle between Dark and Light Modes.

How do I get Dark Mode Notion on my Computer?

To get Dark Mode on Notion for your computer:

  1. Open Notion and navigate to Settings & members from the top of the left-hand sidebar.
  2. A new window will open. Click on My notifications & settings in the sidebar.
  3. From the dropdown menu in the appearance settings, select Dark. Your Notion interface will instantly switch to Dark Mode.

How to Turn Off Notion Dark Mode?

If you want to switch back to Light Mode from Dark Mode in Notion, simply follow these steps:

On Desktop:

  1. Go to Settings & members at the top of your left-hand sidebar.
  2. In the sidebar of the new window, click on My notifications & settings.
  3. Use the dropdown menu to switch back to Light Mode.

On Mobile:

  1. Open the sidebar by tapping the ••• in the top right-hand corner.
  2. Click on Settings and scroll to the Appearance section.
  3. Use the dropdown menu to select Light.

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut cmd/ctrl + shift + L to quickly switch back to Light Mode from Dark Mode.

Remember, Dark Mode is all about personal preference and comfort. Enjoy exploring and customizing your Notion experience!

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