A Quick Guide to Enable Dark Mode in Notion

Enabling dark mode in Notion is a quick and simple setting, once you’re able to find it. Dark mode is a popular option among business users and others who spend long hours staring at a computer screen. It reduces eye strain while keeping text nice and easy to read. Luckily, it’s quick and easy to enable Dark Mode in Notion.

Screenshot of a Notion page that has dark mode enabled

Notion is one of the best task management and productivity tools available today. It helps people go beyond organizing their day to helping them complete tasks with AI. The more time you spend in Notion the more valuable dark mode becomes.

Let’s look at how to enable it.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Notion

To enable dark mode in Notion, first log into your Notion account, Navigate to the Settings & Members section on the left side of the screen. Go to My Settings and change the Appearance from the default Light mode to Dark mode or you can select Use System Settings to let Notion choose a color scheme based on your computer’s current theme.

Step 1.) Navigate to the Settings & Members section while logged into Notion.

Screenshot of Notion settings and members page that holds the apperance settings

Step 2.) Navigate to My Settings at the top left, and change the appearance setting on the right from Light to Dark.

Screenshot of Notion's appearance options where you can switch between light, dark, and system settings to change how notion looks on your device.

Enabling Dark Mode in the Notion Mobile App

Switch between light and dark mode on mobile is equally easy as adjusting it for desktop. From the mobile app, Click the Settings button at the bottom of the app, or click the three dots in the top right corner of the app and select Settings. Scroll down, about halfway until you see the Appearance options. Use the dropdown below to switch between, dark, light, and Use System Settings.


While Notion’s mobile app uses the system theme settings by default, you can switch it easily by navigating to the apps settings and changing the appearance options. While using Notion inside of a desktop web browser, you have to navigate to Settings & Members, My Settings, and adjust the Appearance options.

Color themes are just one way that Notion makes it easy for users to personalize their layout. If you haven’t used dark mode before, we highly recommend giving it a try as your eyes will thank you. This is especially true if you spend long hours in front of a computer.

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