How to Make Safari Dark Mode on Mac

Switching to dark mode on Safari is a breeze. We all do some late-nighters in front of the Mac, trying to finish up that project or just read up on some useful resources related to our work. This is why it’s super important to switch dark mode on and let your eyes cope easily with those few more hours of screen work.

Hi, my name is Andreas and I sometimes prefer to work at night when everyone is sleeping. It helps me do meaningful work and have fewer distractions. 

I know how tired your eyes can get from all that brightness, so in this guide, I’ll show you how to switch to dark mode on Safari. Your eyes will thank you. 

Easy Steps on How to Make Safari Dark Mode on Mac

Changing the system theme to dark on your Mac activates this option in the Safari browser, including all applications. It also makes sure that supported websites fall under the introduction of the dark setting. This is how you can set this up.

Step 1: Click on the “Apple” icon at the top left corner of your Mac screen and select “System Preferences”.

Step 2: Click on the “General” tab.

Step 4: In “Appearance”, select the “Dark” option.

In addition, you can select the “Auto” option, which will automatically switch to dark mode according to the time of day. The “Auto” mode option is located next to the “Dark” mode option.

Will Dark Mode Save Battery Life?

The Purdue study found that switching from light mode to dark mode at 100% brightness saves an average of 39%-47% battery power for iPhones. I’m not sure if that applies to Mac as well, but my personal experience is that the battery life of a Mac device doesn’t appear to be drained significantly when taking it into a dark mode.


Whenever you’re surfing the internet late at night on Safari, it’s going to take its toll on your eyes. Thanks to the method above, you’ll get to keep the load off your eyes a bit longer. So do you like browsing Safari under dark mode? Share your thoughts below.

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