How To Enable And Disable Dark Mode On Duolingo For Android, iPhone

How To Enable And Disable Dark Mode On Duolingo On Android, iPhone

Easily enable and disable the Duolingo language app dark mode feature on your phone; Android or iPhone.

Dozens of sites and apps have adapted the dark mode feature over the years and all we can say is good for them for understanding that not everyone can bear the glaring effect that the light theme comes with.

Facebook and Twitter have the dark mode feature enabled on phones and even on desktops.

Duolingo has taken the initiative and kudos to them since it has made the popular language app more enjoyable for users with vision problems.

It can be very tiresome to work with or use any site at all in light mode, but we are here to help.

In this guide, you will see how to enable and also disable Duolingo dark mode or dark theme feature while using your Android or iPhone/iOS devices.

How to Enable or Disable Duolingo App Dark Mode on an Android Phone

Do you want to learn how to enable or disable the dark mode feature on your Duolingo Android app?

If yes, continue below to see how you can do that easily without using third-party apps or extensions.

For enabling and disabling the Duolingo dark mode on Android:

Step 1: Update your Duolingo Android app to the latest version on the Google Play Store.

Step 2: Launch the Duolingo app and navigate to the profile section by tapping on the face icon below.

Step 3: Next, tap on the “Settings” icon on the top-right corner of your screen, and scroll up to “General”

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Step 4: Under “General” you should see “Dark mode”, tap on it, and select “On” to enable the dark theme and “Off” to disable dark mode and switch to light theme/mode.

Note: Choosing “System default” instead of “On” or “Off” will sync the Duolingo app with your battery power mode settings. This means that if your battery power is set to “Saving mode” or “Medium power saving”, your Duolingo app will automatically appear in dark mode. And if your battery mode is set to “High Performance” then your Duolingo app will be in light mode/theme.

How to Enable or Disable Duolingo App Dark Mode on iPhone (iOS)

For users who use Duolingo on iOS devices, you should note that the dark mode works with the display settings of your iPhone.

What this means is that if you set your display setting to “Dark”, this can be found in “Display & Brightness” then Duolingo plus any other compatible app will automatically switch to dark mode.

So, there are no in-app settings for the dark mode feature in Duolingo for iOS, at least for now.

Here is how to enable the dark mode feature in Duolingo using an iPhone and other iOS devices:

Step 1: Close the Duolingo app on your iOS device if open.

Step 2: Next, tap on the “Settings” app on your iOS device to open it.

Step 3: Scroll up to “Display & Brightness” and tap on it.

Step 4: Once you have tapped on “Display & Brightness”, tap on “Dark” and close the ‘Settings’ app.

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Step 5: Open your Duolingo app again and this time around the app theme should be in dark theme.

To disable dark mode on Duolingo on iPhone:

Step 1: Close the Duolingo app if open.

Step 2: Go to “Settings” on your iPhone and scroll up to “Display & Brightness”.

Step 3: Select “Light” and close the “Settings” app.

Step 4: Open the Duolingo app again and this time, everything should be in light theme/mode.


That’s it.  It is easy to view apps in dark mode especially at night or in dark environments.

While there are no backup experiments that prove that dark themes are better for the eyes than light themes, it is still a cult favorite.

Duolingo dark mode feature is available on all devices, even PCs and if you want to learn how to enable the dark mode feature for the Duolingo desktop version, read this guide.

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Brianna Bailey

Brianna is based in Minnesota in the US at the moment, and has been writing since 2017. She is currently a 3rd Year med student at the time of writing this.