If you are like me and like to work on a mobile device at night, or, just work with the lights off, then dark mode is for you. I find a dark theme helps with eye strain. In addition, many sources also report that a dark color scheme helps conserve battery power on mobile devices.
The mobile client of Outlook has such a mode.
Let’s get started!
Enabling Dark Theme in Outlook Mobile
To enable dark theme in Outlook Mobile, click the Menu button in the top-left and then Settings (represented by a gear icon).
From the Settings page scroll down to the Preferences section. Click Theme. From the Theme pop-up select Dark.
Note: The Set by Battery Saver mode adjusts between the light and dark themes based on your device’s battery conservation settings. Microsoft states switching to dark mode consumes less device power.
The Preferences section now identifies your theme as Dark. To change to another theme, click Theme again and make a new selection. To revert to the default theme click Light.
Once satisfied, click the back arrow in the top left of the screen. Your inbox will now reflect your current theme. In our screenshot below, our inbox has updated to the dark theme.
The dark theme continues through all screens in Outlook. The screenshots below illustrate the dark theme when reading a message and viewing your calendar.
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