ACTIVATE Dark Mode in MacOS  ▷ Step by Step Guide ▷ 2020

The dark interface is a mode of the MacOS Mojave, which allows the user to completely change the tone or color of all programs, It is also known as the way to invert the tones or colors of the system. This is widely used by users who are night readers (this does not mean that it is your case).

This function became very famous with the new version of macOS 10.14 Mojave which was released on September 24, 2018. Although it is a tool that seems new, it is not, since this can be done (but in a different way) also on a MacOS Sierra. So if you are here it is because you are interested in activating this function in your system.

The process is very simple, plus it is located in the system preferences and you don’t need to scrutinize the system much. Today you will learn with us to activate this function, so we recommend that you keep reading, until you achieve your goal. And don’t forget to recommend us to your colleagues or friends.

Steps to enable and put dark mode on your MacOS

Activating dark mode on your MacOS is really a very simple processThat is why we are going to explain step by step in detail what you have to do and do not miss out on enjoying this modality.

  • To start you need to open the menu “System preferences”. To do this, click on the apple icon (Apple) that is on the desktop located to the left of the menu bar.
  • Immediately will open a list of options and you will click on “System preferences”, in this way you will enter the operating system configuration.

Apple system preferences

  • In the window of “System preferences” It shows several options that can configure your Mac. Among those options you select where it says “General”, since in this option there are functions and tools to configure the general design aspects of MacOS.

Select General

  • Once this option is open, you will see within it two available interface modes, one of “Clear” and the other from “Dark”, located next to “Appearance”. When you see this, click on the second option and your entire MacOS will automatically change the colors of its interface.

Enable Dark Look Mac

If you see that you do not like this aspect you can reverse the process with the same procedure, but this time clicking on the Claro option.

*Note: When you change the interface of your MacOS to dark, not only does the main appearance change, so do all the compatible applications (Today there are already many compatible applications).

How to activate the “Night Shift” function on a Mac without macOS Mojave?

Apple introduced the Night Shift function on macOS, which allows changing the System interface. Although many think that they can only activate it for MacOS Mojave, we tell you that you can also activate it on your MacOS Sierra. Follow the steps that we leave below so that you know more about how to activate this modality.

  • Select the apple icon located in the menu bar, in its list select the option “System preferences”.
  • To continue, click on the option “Screen”.

select the option screen

  • At the top select the tab “Night Shift”, While there, look in the drop-down list located next to the schedule, the option of setting the “Departure from Sun” and also check the box “Activate until dawn”.

the Night Shift tab

  • If you want it too you can program the hours, to order when you want it to be activated.
  • Right there you will see an option to adjust the “Color temperature“And so you can choose the warmest tones, or the ones most adaptable to you.

How to darken the menu bar and the Dock on a Mac without MacOS Mojave?

Other functions that you are allowed is be able to darken the menu and the Dock of your MacOS Sierra, this is a novelty that was first observed in the version of OS X El Capitan. The changes certainly only apply to the toolbar, where the drop-down lists (drop-down menus) will be dark and the Dock will remain translucent but a little darker.

If you want to activate it, you must follow all the steps that we leave below:

  • Like the other steps, you need to open the menu “Preferences of the System”.
  • Once open, look for the option that says General and select the option “Use menu bar Y Docs. Dark “. In our case it is in English and the option says “Use menu bar and dark Dock”.

Use menu bar and dark Dosc option

If you want to go back as it was before, you just have to repeat the process but in this case unchecking this box. This way you can enable or disable dark mode on your MacOS Mojave and Sierra in a simple way. We hope this information has been very useful to you.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments, we will answer you as soon as possible, and it will be of great help to more members of the community. Thank you! 😉

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