- You can turn on dark mode in every version of Google Calendar, but it’s not always built-in.
- The Google Calendar mobile apps follow your system theme by default, but the Android app lets you turn on dark mode freely.
- To get dark mode on the Google Calendar website, you’ll need to use an extension like Night Eye.
Dark mode is one of the most popular trends of the past few years, and nearly every major app and device now has their own version of it. This includes Google apps like Google Calendar.
How to turn on dark mode in Google Calendar on Android
To enable dark mode in the Google Calendar Android app, you’ll use a built-in “Theme” menu. This menu lets you manually turn dark mode on, or set it so dark mode turns on only when the rest of your phone is in dark mode.
1. Open the Google Calendar app and tap the three stacked lines in the top-left corner, then scroll down and select Settings.
2. Tap General at the top of the screen, then find and tap the Theme option.
3. Choose either the Dark or System default options. Dark will turn on dark mode permanently, and System default will only turn it on if the rest of your phone is in dark mode too.
Come back to this menu if you ever want to change it again.
How to turn on dark mode in Google Calendar on iPhone and iPad
Unlike the Android version, the Google Calendar app for Apple devices doesn’t let you manually change to dark mode. Instead, it always follows your device’s theme.
This means that if you want Google Calendar in dark mode, you’ll need to turn on dark mode for your entire iPhone or iPad.
1. Open the Settings app and scroll down to tap Display & Brightness.
2. Under the Appearance heading, select Dark, or tap Automatic to set up a schedule that lets dark mode turn on by itself.
How to turn on dark mode on Google Calendar’s website
The Google Calendar website doesn’t have any sort of native dark mode. To use the website in dark mode, you’ll need to download a browser extension.
The best extension for this is Night Eye, a free add-on that’s available for every major web browser. It works with thousands of different websites, and is great for adding dark modes to sites that don’t have it. It also offers a number of customization options, letting you change what the dark mode actually looks like.
The downside is that Night Eye is only free for three months. After that point, you’ll need to either upgrade to Night Eye Pro to keep using it, or switch to Night Eye Lite, which only lets you keep five websites in dark mode at a time.
1. Using your main web browser, head to the Night Eye website and pick the browser that you’re using. It’ll take you to the right download page.
2. Add the extension to your browser.
3. Head to Google Calendar and select Night Eye from your list of extensions, which is usually kept in the top-right corner of your browser, marked by a puzzle piece icon.
4. Click Try For Free to accept the terms, then refresh the page.
Google Calendar should now be displayed in dark mode.