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Enable dark mode

Evernote for Mac in Dark Mode

Dark mode in Evernote makes reading and writing easier on your eyes by allowing you to switch to a darker, higher-contrast color theme. Dark mode is available in Evernote for Mac, iOS, and Android.

Enable dark mode

To enable dark mode, you need to use recent versions of Evernote on Mac, iOS, or Android. If you don’t see the options to enable dark mode as described below, you may need to update either your operating system or your Evernote app. See the FAQ at the bottom of this article for operating system and app requirements.

  • Mac

    When you enable dark mode on your Mac, Evernote will automatically switch to the dark color theme. To enable dark mode on your Mac:

    1. From the Apple menu, choose System Preferences.
    2. Click General.
    3. Next to the Appearance options at the top of the window, select Dark.


    • Switch to the Light appearance in your device's system preferences to disable dark mode.
    • When in dark mode, you can use a light-colored note editor if you prefer. In Evernote, go to Evernote > Preferences from the menu bar and check the box for "Use Light Mode for notes".
  • iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

    The new Evernote for iOS

    1. Open Evernote.
    2. Tap the three lines in the bottom left corner to open the menu.
    3. Tap the gear icon in the upper right corner of the menu and select Dark mode.
    4. Select a dark mode setting, then tap the back arrow to save the setting.

    Older version of Evernote for iOS

    Evernote will automatically switch to the dark color theme when you enable dark mode on your device. To do that:

    1. Open the Settings app.
    2. Tap Display & Brightness.
    3. In the Appearance section, tap Dark.

    Note: Switch to the Light appearance in your device's settings to disable dark mode.

  • Android

    To enable the dark theme in Evernote on your Android device:

    1. Open Evernote.
    2. Tap the menu button (three horizontal lines) to open the menu.
    3. Find Dark Theme in the menu, then toggle the switch. It should be green when the dark theme is enabled.


    Note: Toggle the dark theme setting off to disable it.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the operating system and app version requirements to enable dark mode in Evernote?

  • Mac: macOS 10.14 (Mojave) and above, Evernote version 7.6+
  • iOS: iOS 13 and above, Evernote version 8.17+
  • Android: Android 5.0 and above, Evernote version 8.6+

Why are some parts of the app not dark, even in dark mode?

Some items—like images you’ve added with white backgrounds—may retain their white backgrounds even when using dark mode.

When is dark mode coming to Windows and/or Evernote Web?

We don’t currently have a timeline to bring dark mode to Windows or Evernote Web. We’re currently focusing on performance improvements and feature parity in these clients before we make changes to the color theme.