How to Enable iTunes Dark Mode on Mac and Windows?

For iTunes users, the UI has never been a problem and the interface is also very attractive. But in the evening when Sun goes down, this bright interface is a discomfort for your eyes. Blue light from the bright screens can cause sleeplessness and insomnia. More problems like headache and poor eye sight can be ultimate results.

I can go on but you understood the importance of Dark Mode. And we have already published an article on the topic “What is Dark Mode?” that covers details on this issue and you can read here.

Apple Inc. has taken accounts of these issues and introduced dark mode for undisturbed usage during the night time. We will be covering methods with which you can enable this Dark Mode on both, your Mac Book and Windows computers. If you read it by the end, you will learn how you can set Dark mode to enable automatically at night time on iTunes.

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What is iTunes Dark Mode?

iTunes dark mode changes the text in lights color, (Mostly White) and changes the background color from white to black such that the readability is still adequate. This puts less pressure on your eyes and does not disturb your circadian rhythm which is responsible for you sleep cycle. It actually blocks all the blue light which is responsible for this disturbance and causes sleeplessness.

We surely are glad that Apply Inc. took this important initiative to public this feature.

How to enable iTunes Dark Mode?

First you need to ensure the current software version in Mac is macOS Mojave in which the iTunes Dark Mode was first launched. All the latter versions also contain this feature and if you using a lower version, you first need to update your software.

After this, you just have to follow these simple steps to enable iTunes Dark Mode feature on you Mac Device.

If you are Windows user, skip this heading and go down to the next method for Windows computers.

iTunes Dark Theme on Mac

Now that you have macOS Mojave in your computer, you can enable iTunes Dark mode as follows:

Enable Dark Mode iTunes Manually

  1. Click on the Apple Logo on the top left corner of the iTunes interface window.
  2. Here, you need to select “System Preferences

apple system preferences

  1. Next you click ‘General’ on the system preferences window.

apple general settings

  1. Choose “Dark” from the ‘Appearance’ section in the general window.

mac dark theme

Now that you have it enabled, you can customize the dark mode to only be enabled at night time. Just follow the following steps.

Enable Dynamic iTunes black theme

Click on the “System Preferences”, Follow below mentioned two steps respectively

  1. Select “Desktop & Screen Saver
  2. Select ‘Dynamic Desktop’. This desktop has two variants (Day and Night).

iTunes Dark Mode on Windows 10

Windows 10 supports iTunes dark mode feature and users can easily enable or disable this feature manually by following few simple steps. But if you are using any other version of Microsoft Windows, you will not find this feature.

To enable the iTunes Dark Mode feature on windows 10, just follow the basic steps listed below for your guideline:

  1. Use Windows 10 Search Bar to launch the ‘Settings’ from start menu

windows 10 settings

  1. Select “Personalization” option on screen

personalization settings

  1. Click on “Colors” on the window screen

windows personalization colors

  1. Click on the “Dark” option under choose your default app mode

windows 10 default app mode

After following the above mentioned steps, User can launch its iTunes application and it appears as an iTunes Dark Mode feature.

This is a simple process on windows10 to make iTunes Black for the windows10 users.


It is an important duty for companies like Apple to offer such features for the well-being of their customers. iTunes Dark Mode feature protects the users from harmful effects of digital medium. You have learned how you can enable it on your computer so don’t waste any time and enable it as fast as you can.

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