Imagine this scenario - You are planning to call it a day - you turn the lights off, hit the bed, and right when you are about to doze off, bam! You realize you forgot to close an important task in your Notion dashboard.
So you log into Notion through your laptop or mobile to close it and get blasted by a blinding beam of light. You squint hard to read the black text embedded in the bright white background, fumble with your keyboard in the dark, and finally, after a lot of effort, close the task at hand. But now, your sleep cycle is ruined, and so is your next workday.
Notion dark mode feature can help you avoid this scenario. This mode reduces eye strain, consumes lesser power, and makes your screen look more aesthetic than the regular light mode. By turning it on, you can have a better experience irrespective of the time of the day.
In this article, we will cover the methods of turning on the Notion dark mode on your laptop and mobile devices.
How to turn on the Notion dark mode on your laptop?
1. Click on the Settings & Members option on the left pane
2. Click on My notifications & settings
3. Select Dark from the drop-down next to Appearance
Here is what the dark mode looks like.
How to enable dark mode on mobile devices?
1. Launch the Notion App in your mobile device
2. Click on the “…” icon at the top right corner of the mobile screen.
This step will make the sidebar accessible for use.
3. Click on Settings
4. Click on the drop-down under the Appearance Option - “Use system setting”
5. Select the “Dark mode” option from the drop down.
This will set the dark mode in the Notion app in your mobile device. Later on, if you want to disable the dark mode, follow the same steps and select” Light mode” from the drop down.
Turn on the dark mode for your Notion website
You probably know you could take Notion pages live, but did you know you can create a website on Notion? We are not talking about the one with the .notion.site extension — but a legit website with a custom domain name!
With Super, you can create aesthetic websites using Notion. With cutting-edge design features, including custom navbars and footers, Super empowers you to build websites that represent you. You can even purchase a domain on Super and start building your brand in minutes.
Super also supports the dark mode for your Notion website. Once you sign up with Super, you can access the dashboard with the options we discuss next.
Click on the Design option in your dashboard and then on Colors.
Next, click on the drop-down under Default color mode and select Dark to turn on the dark mode. Later, if you want to change it back to the light mode, click on Light.
Benefits of using the dark mode in Notion
1. Reduced eye strain
When working at night or in a low-light environment, the bright white background of your Notion screen can be rough on your eyes. The Notion dark mode feature has a dark background with light colored text that provides a comfortable viewing experience that is softer on your eyes.
2. Improving sleep
The blue light emitted by Notion screens makes it harder to fall asleep. The dark mode, on the other hand, limits the intensity of the blue light, helping you get a better night's sleep.
3. Saving battery life
Most modern displays conserve energy by only lighting up the pixels that display color. With dark mode, fewer pixels display color since the background is black and does not use any power. Since a limited number of pixels are required to be lit up, the device’s battery lasts longer.
4. Enhancing focus
Dark mode reduces distractions by subtly suppressing other elements on your screen. In the light mode, it's easier for other UX elements to catch your eye and distract you from your work.
5. Aesthetic appeal
The dark color scheme can give Notion a sleek, modern look that you may find appealing. It’s a matter of choice, but the popularity of the dark mode indicates that many users prefer it over the light mode.
Does Notion have dark mode?
Yes, Notion has a dark mode which can be enabled from the Notion settings. This feature is available to free users as well.
What is the Shortcut to toggling the Notion Dark Mode?
You can turn Notion's dark mode on or off using the following keyboard shortcut: CMD + SHIFT + L on Mac, or CTRL + SHIFT + L on Windows.
What are the color codes for Notion dark mode?
Here are the color codes used in Notion dark mode:
Code block background color
Does Notion dark mode impact battery life on mobile devices?
Yes, Dark Mode can help conserve battery life on mobile devices. With fewer pixels displaying color in Dark Mode, your device's battery usage is optimized, resulting in longer-lasting battery performance.
Can you schedule Dark Mode to automatically activate at night time on a mobile device?
Notion doesn't natively support scheduled Dark Mode activation. However, you can manually enable and disable Dark Mode as needed.
Is Notion Dark Mode available for all mobile operating systems, including iOS and Android?
Yes, Notion Dark Mode is available on both iOS and Android apps. You can enable it in the Notion app settings, regardless of your mobile operating system.
Are there any customizable options for Dark Mode on mobile devices?
Notion offers a standard Dark Mode theme across all device. While there are no extensive customization options within the app, you can customize the dark mode of your Notion website by signing up with Super.
How to turn off dark mode in Notion?
To turn off the dark mode on your Mac, use this shortcut - CMD + SHIFT + L. Windows users can use this one - CTRL + SHIFT + L. You can also use the same shortcut to turn dark mode back on.
This article provided an in-depth look at Notion's dark mode, including how to enable it on your laptop and mobile devices. We also discussed the benefits it offers.
Now, go ahead and enjoy the dark mode! 🌗