iTunes Dark Mode on Windows and Mac [Truth Explained]

Being an iPhone or iPad user, iTunes is one of the most important utilities on your Windows or Mac PC. As the era of dark themes is progressing, iTunes has also launched Dark Mode for Mac and Windows 10 computers. If you want to learn how to enable it, this post is specially written for you.

Here, I will guide you on how to turn on the iTunes Dark Mode on a Mac or Windows 10. This will help you to save your eyes from the strain of the glaring lights of the monitor. You will be able to use iTunes in your favorite dark theme.

What is the iTunes Dark Mode?

There are a lot of things you can do with iTunes, the most important one being the management of your iDevice. If you spend a lot of time on the app, Dark Mode can work as a savior for your eyes. The iTunes Dark Mode is the dark theme that changes the usual interface to a darker color. It saves you from eye strains from harmful lights and possible headaches.

A lot of people wonder if iTunes have a dark mode. The answer to this question is Yes. iTunes now has its own Dark Theme, thanks to Apple for caring about their users a lot. When you turn it on, the complete iTunes interface will turn darker, and it actually looks pretty cool. Once you get to use it, there is no going back.

Is iTunes Dark Mode Available for Windows & Mac?

Turning iTunes Dark on an iPhone or iPad is pretty simple now with the launch of the iOS Dark Theme. However, turning it black on your Mac or Windows PC is still a bit tricky. The iTunes Dark Mode is officially available with macOS Mojave’s Dark Mode.

When you turn it on, the UI will turn dark including Dock, Menu Bar, System Panel, iTunes, and many other elements.

Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t developed an exclusive iTunes Dark Mode for Windows 10. The users have been eagerly waiting for them to release it, but there aren’t any official announcements even.

But, if you are a Windows user, we will not let you down. We have figured out a special workaround that will help you to turn iTunes dark on your Windows 10 computer.

How to Turn on iTunes Dark Mode on Mac?

The procedure to turn iTunes dark is pretty simple on Mac. If you have a Mac and want to set the dark mode for iTunes, follow these steps:

Step-1: Firstly, click on the ‘Apple icon’ present at the top left section of the screen, and click on “System Preferences…”

Step-2: In the System Preferences window, click on ‘General.’

Step-3: Next, move to the ‘Appearance’ menu and choose “Dark.”

That’s it. Now launch iTunes, and you will find the dark theme applied to it.

Optional Steps:

Some people only want to use the iTunes Dark Mode during the evening and nighttime. If you are one of them, follow these additional steps:

  • Click on the “System Preferences” option.
  • Next, click on “Desktop & Screen Saver.”
  • Here, choose and enable the “Dynamic Desktop” option. It has a curvy icon.

That’s it. Now your Mac will automatically turn dark when the sun goes down. You will not have to strain your eyes anymore working overtime.

How to Get iTunes Dark Mode For Windows 10?

Since Apple hasn’t rolled out the iTunes dark mode for Windows 10 officially, you will have to use a workaround if you want to turn it black on your Windows PC. The workaround involves using the Windows Dark Mode to change iTunes to the darker interface. If you are fine with it, follow these steps:

Step-1: Press the Windows+I key on the keyboard together to open Windows Settings. You can also open it from the Search bar’ or the ‘Start menu.’

Step-2: In the Settings window, click on “Personalization.”

Step-3: Next, click on the “Colors” option present on the left pane of the window.

Step-4: Next, choose “Dark” under the ‘Choose your default Windows mode’ option, and choose “Dark” under the ‘Choose your default app mode’ option as well.

Note: You can also use a custom color to use with the Dark Mode. I’d suggest selecting black, grey, or any darker color that you like.

Step-5: Finally, launch iTunes on your Windows 10 PC. You will find it in the dark interface.

That’s it. This is how you can utilize the Windows Dark Mode to apply the black theme on iTunes. Some users also recommend using third-party apps to turn iTunes dark on Windows. However, I will not suggest any apps here as I haven’t tested them myself.

When will Apple Launch iTunes Dark Mode for Windows 10?

Nearly all the apps on Windows feature a dark mode. However, iTunes decides to be unique and doesn’t have it. Not only this but iTunes lack many other features on the Windows version, that are available on Mac for years. One reason for this could be that Apple doesn’t have the best track record of the apps they offer on Windows.

So, they haven’t yet considered the dark theme for iTunes on Windows. No one can figure what they’d take to actually develop it. Someone should launch a petition for Apple to release iTunes Dark Mode on Windows soon.

Until then, we can only wait and hope that this happens soon, and Apple releases one of the most demanding features- Dark iTunes on Windows soon. When it happens, they’d probably have to rebuild the iTunes Windows version from the ground up.

Final Words

The Dark Mode carries many benefits like it protects your eyes, builds a soothing environment, and looks really cool. Once you start using it, you will find the regular light theme annoying. Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t released the dark mode for Windows 10 yet. Although you can enable it on Mac with macOS Mojave’s dark mode. You can do the similar on your Windows PC with Window’s own dark mode, but sometimes, it simply won’t work.

That’s all for this guide. I hope you find it helpful. Feel free to share your opinions about it in the comments section.

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