How to Use a Black Background in the Reddit iPhone App

Many popular apps and websites that you use on your iPhone will have a way for you to switch to night mode.

The Reddit app is one such option, and the darker background that you get from a theme switch can make it much easier to use the application.

Our tutorial will show you how to use a black background in the Reddit iPhone app by changing an option that you can find on the settings menu.

How to Use the Darker Theme in the iPhone Reddit App

  1. Open Reddit.
  2. Tap your profile icon at the top-right.
  3. Choose Settings.
  4. Scroll down and change the theme options under Dark Mode.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to use a black background in the Reddit iPhone app, including pictures of these steps.

Do you dislike the brightness of the white background in the Reddit app?

Or did you see someone else using the Reddit app whose background was black, and you would like to be able to set up your own Reddit app to look like that?

Fortunately, this can be achieved by switching the Theme setting for the app.

Our guide below will show you where to find this setting and change it.

You will be able to choose the Night Theme, which makes the Reddit app background black and makes the text white.

This is the setting that I use on my iPhone, and I have found that I prefer it to the default settings.

There are also some other themes that you can choose from if the default or night options aren’t working out for you.

Old Method – How to Switch to the Night Mode Theme in the Reddit iPhone App (Guide with Pictures)

The steps in this guide were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 10.3.2.

The version of the Reddit app being used is the most current version available at the time this article was written.

The result of completing this tutorial will be a switch to theme of the Reddit app, where the default white background becomes black, and the text color is switched to white.

Step 1: Open the Reddit app.

launch reddit app

Step 2: Touch the User tab at the bottom of the screen.

open reddit app user profile

Step 3: Tap the Settings icon at the top-right of the screen. It’s the icon that looks like a gear.

change colors reddit iphone app

Step 4: Touch the Theme option.

select theme for reddit iphone app

Step 5: Select the Night option.

how to switch to night mode reddit iphone

Now that you know how to use a black background in the Reddit iPhone app, you can use this method whenever you feel like changing the appearance of the content in the app.

Many of the settings that you may not like, or would like to modify, can be adjusted through the Settings menu of the Reddit app.

For example, you can turn off Autoplay if you would like to stop videos from playing automatically in the app.

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