How to Turn On or Off Messages Dark Theme (Android or iPhone)

Please see the steps to complete this task. I use Google Pixel 4a (Android 12) and iPhone (iOS 15.2).

How to Enable or Disable Dark Mode in Android Messages App

Here are the steps:

Open the Messages app.

Hit the three vertical dots in the upper right corner. Tap the “Choose theme” option, which you can find between “Device pairing” and “Starred.”

In the popup, you’ll see the following options:

  • Light – Disable dark theme.
  • Dark – Activate the dark theme.
  • System default – Applies the Android dark mode status to the Messages app. For example, if your Android device is in dark mode, the app is in dark theme.

Choose the one you prefer and then tap OK.

That’s it. You can see the change now.

How to Enable or Disable Dark Theme in iPhone Messages App

The Messages app is on the dark theme if your iPhone is in dark mode.

If your iPhone is not in dark mode, the “Messages” is also not in the dark theme.

Change your device’s dark mode state to bring changes to the Messages app.

I hope this guide, “How to Turn On or Off Messages Dark Theme (Android or iPhone),” is helpful to you.

Thanks for reading.