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How to change Chrome background on phone (Step-by-step)

how to change Chrome background on phone

Wondering how to change Chrome background on phone? Here’s the step-by-step guide to help you.

If you’re a fan of the awesome Chrome browser, then you know it comes with several incredible features, even on mobile.

Some of these awesome features include letting users choose their preferred search engine on chrome; Google, Bing, Yahoo, Duckduckgo, or Ecosia, auto-saving users’ passwords for sites, and lots more.

However, our focus here is the theme. Chrome now comes with the feature that allows users to choose their preferred theme; either a Light theme or a Dark theme.

So, if you’d like to change the Chrome background on your phone, then you must access this feature and select a theme.

Now, you must be wondering…

How do you change the background on Google Chrome mobile? Or

How do I change my Google Chrome homepage background?

Relax, we’ve got you covered in this article.

How to change Chrome background on phone to light theme or dark theme

Step 1: Open Chrome

From your phone apps menu, click on the chrome icon to open the browser.

Step 2: Go to Chrome settings

Click on the three vertical dots at the top right side of the address bar. 

This will open a drop-down list of options. The settings option is usually at the bottom of the list. Click on it.

Step 3: Click on the theme settings 

On the next page is a list of options under the settings menu under the Basics and Advanced headings.

Find the theme option under Basics and click on it.

Step 4: Select a theme option

Now you can change your chrome background in one click by choosing a theme. 

The Chrome light theme turns your browser background into a coherent white color and the dark theme gives you an attractively dark background.

Here’s a more detailed guide on the difference between Chrome’s dark theme and a light theme

Note: An easy way to differentiate between dark theme and incognito mode on chrome is by looking out for the incognito icon at the top beside the address bar. 

When the icon doesn’t appear on your Chrome browser page and the background is dark, it’s a dark theme.


How do I customize Chrome on Android?

For now, Chrome doesn’t have a feature to customize the browser background on Android mobile. This feature is only available on PC. However, you can change Chrome’s background color from black to white or the other way round by selecting a theme option; either a Light theme or a Dark theme.

Can you get chrome themes on mobile?

No, you can’t get or download custom chrome themes on mobile. This feature is only available for Chrome on PC. Nevertheless, Chrome allows its users to select a built-in theme option; either a Dark theme or a Light theme.

Can you create your theme for Chrome?

If you’re not satisfied with the premade themes for Chrome in the Chrome web store (which is only available for PC), you can choose to create your theme by customizing the Chrome background image and color.

The bottom line on how to change Chrome background on phone

Although chrome hasn’t added the feature to allow users to download or get a custom theme on their phone (which we hope they add soon), users still get to select one of the two available themes. 

Also, you can choose the system default option. This keeps your browser background in light mode and automatically changes it to dark mode when your device’s battery saver is on.

In all, changing your Chrome browser background can be done in a few simple steps when you properly follow this guide.

If you’d like to expand your knowledge on chrome, check out this step-by-step guide on how you can manually save passwords in chrome.