Microsoft has been rolling out a dark mode to its Office apps for more than a year. This change has been available in Outlook for desktop and internet for a few months now and is now live on Android, iPhone and iPad. This is how you switch on the theme.
The instructions for enabling the dark mode of Outlook are identical for all mobile devices. If you don't see the theme option, check for an app update. The dark mode must be available on Android version 4.0.4 (345) and higher. Owners of an iPhone and iPad must have Outlook version 4.2.0 installed or newer.
Start by starting the Outlook app on your Android, iPhone or iPad. Then tap the gear icon in the lower left corner of the interface.
In the Settings menu, scroll down to the & # 39; Preferences & # 39; and then select the "Theme" option.
Change the theme option from "Light" to "Dark".
The moment you select "Dark", the Outlook app converts the white background to black and the black text to white.
Alternatively, third option called "Set by Battery Saver" turns on automatically when your mobile device enters battery saving mode. The dark mode does not necessarily have to extend the life of your battery, but it does not hurt.
Note: For anyone with accessibility needs, the dark mode is not optimized for high contrast modes. Some things, such as images and text highlighting, are not converted, so they may not look great.
Also, the message text remains white at the time of writing when you edit a draft. Microsoft is working on adding dark mode to the editor, but it may take a while for the theme to be fully implemented.