Google Chrome now supports iOS 13's Dark Mode alongside other improvements

What you need to know

  • Google Chrome has been updated to support iOS 13's Dark Mode.
  • Chrome will now automatically switch modes based on the system setting.
  • Google has also changed how bookmarks, recent tabs, and more are displayed .

Google has a reputation for being the last to take advantage of new iOS features, but in Chrome it's managed to at least get the update out relatively quickly. Google Chrome for iOS now supports Dark Mode!

Changing the system iOS 13 Dark Mode setting will also change how Chrome looks, giving you a light or dark appearance as and when required. But that's just the start of things. Chrome has some other interface changes to share.

What's New

Thanks for choosing Chrome! This version includes:

  • The ability to switch Chrome to dark mode if your device has been upgraded to iOS 13.
  • Bookmarks, History, Recent Tabs and Reading List are now presented as cards on iOS 13.
  • The ability to add a new credit card directly in Chrome from the settings page.

Assuming they're using iOS 13 Chrome users will also notice that Bookmarks, History, Recent Tabs, and Reading List are all shown as cards within Chrome. That's a neat touch that will make the app look and feel like a more modern web browser than it otherwise would. And when you're competing with Safari you need every edge you can get.

The new Google Chrome update is available as a free download (opens in new tab) from the App Store now.

Oliver Haslam
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Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.