How To Turn Off Dark Mode On Instagram

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Have you been trying to figure out how to turn off dark mode on Instagram? We're here to help.

Over the years, the dark mode trend has slowly crept onto social media apps and now it has become a staple feature for modern apps. There is a WhatsApp Dark Mode, alongside similar modes for Facebook and Twitter. Meanwhile, the TikTok dark mode and Snapchat dark mode are also available in part.

Instagram too has made dark mode available for its users. However, some users prefer the light mode over the dark version of the app. If you are one of them, you can disable the dark mode on Instagram using the method we'll share with you today.

How To Turn Dark Mode Off On Instagram On iPhone And iPad

The dark mode is great in dim light situations, particularly at night. However, not all users appreciate this setting. If you prefer the light mode of Instagram over the dark mode, here is how to turn off the dark mode on Instagram on your iPhone or iPad.

  1. On your device, go to Settings > Display & Brightness.
  2. Under Appearance, select Light to turn off dark mode.

You can also tell Siri to turn off the dark mode. To do so, say "Hey Siri, turn off the dark mode," and it will be done. Keep in mind that by turning on the light mode in your device’s settings, it will be activated on your entire system.

How To Turn Dark Mode Off On Instagram On Android

Unlike iPhone, Android users can turn off dark mode separately for Instagram. A simple tap in your Instagram settings will let you turn black backgrounds to white. Here is how to turn off dark mode on Instagram on your Android device.

  1. On the Instagram app, go to your profile.
  2. Tap the 3-line menu in the top right.
  3. Press Settings, then tap Theme.
  4. Tap Light to turn off dark mode.

This will only activate light mode on the Instagram app. You can select System default to let Instagram automatically choose the mode for you based on the theme of your system. Having dark mode perpetually on can hurt your eyes, so we recommend enabling dark mode at night as it is easier on the eyes.