Full Guide on How to Download and Activate iTunes Dark Mode

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-02-25 / Update for  iTunes Tips

When it comes to visually appealing themes and user-friendly backgrounds most people desire a dark iTunes skin. As the default mode of iTunes is white and sometimes the brightness creates stress to your eyes, darker skins might help you in this regard. Lack of a default iTunes dark theme shouldn't limit you from experiencing it. If you are keen on owning one such theme for your iTunes, then this article is exclusively for you.

In this article, we are going to show you how to set dark mode for iTunes on computer. Keep reading to explore more.

Part 1. How to Turn on Dark Mode on iTunes

iTunes dark mode can be used easily on your Mac or Windows computer. If you are unaware about safely using them, then you can check this section. For installing a Windows iTunes skin, double tap on the .exe file and for Mac, do the same with the .dmg file. Selective iTunes skins require you to replace the original iTunes.rsrc with the one you have downloaded. The point to remember here is, backup the original iTunes file prior to installing the new one. While updating your iTunes, you need to revert to the original iTunes.rsrc file.

How to Set Dark Mode for iTunes on Mac

Navigate to the Apple menu > System Preferences > General, there are three Appearance options for you to choose. To make iTunes dark mode, just select the "dark" appearance.

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pic: set dark mode for itunes on mac

How to Set Dark Mode for iTunes on Windows 10

Here's how to do this:

Step 1. On the windows 10 search bar, type "Settings" and start to search it. In Windows Settings, Click "personilization", you can change background and colors in this option.

open personilization
pic: open personilization

Step 2. Select "color" on the left sidebar.

select color
pic: select color

Step 3. Choose "Dark" as your default app mode.

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pic: enable dark mode

Part 2: Recommend A Wonderful iTunes Repair Tool – Tenorshare Tunescare

Sometimes, iTunes may work abnormally in dark mode, iTunes won't turn on, or iTunes won't sync with iOS Device, then you need to repair iTunes with a professional tool called Tenorshare TunesCare, which is able to fix more than 100 iTunes errors.

Steps to use Tunescare in optimizing iTunes performance:

  • Launch the program and and click "Fix All iTunes Issues" to start.

    fix all itunes issues
    pic: fix all itunes issues
  • Launch the program and and click "Fix All iTunes Issues" to start.

    fix all itunes issues
    pic: fix all itunes issues
  • If it detects that your iTtunes perform well, you can click "Repair iTunes" to optimize iTunes performance. If your iTunes run abnormally or you want to have a better experience with iTunes, still click the same button "Repair iTunes".

    repair itunes
    pic: repair itunes
  • After that, Tunescare will automatically download some components to repair iTunes, the process will take several minutes

    start to repair
    pic: start to repair
    repair successfully
    pic: repair successfully

Part 3. Download and Change iTunes Dark Mode Windows 10/8/7

You can download various iTunes dark theme and jazz up your iTunes experience. There are various artists on platforms like DevianART, who meticulously design dark themes for iTunes. Here are some of the iTunes dark theme that we have picked for you.

1. Arema for iTunes 12

This brown color theme is for iTunes 12 on Windows platform. It only works with iTunes version. Though, you get an interesting dark theme for iTunes apart from a black one, this comes with some glitches. The small window size has volume slider issues, incorrect color on certain highlights, the album artwork doesn't cover the entire theme.

 arema itunes 11

2. Estea for iTunes 11

This theme is only for iTunes 11 version and you need to unzip the package post downloading to the correct directory, in order to get the best out of it. During file replacement, you should close iTunes. The package contains revert to original and Estea.

 estea itunes 11

3. Dusk iTunes 11 for Windows

This black and grey theme for iTunes 11 on Windows, works exclusively for iTunes 11.4 only. If you install it on other iTunes version, you might harm the existing iTunes, as it is not compatible. Changing colors of fonts or grid backgrounds are not so user-friendly. If you alter the grid background color darker, the album names become unreadable.

dusk itunes 11

Part 4. Download and Change iTunes to iTunes Dark Mode in Mac

Though, there are limited options for having dark mode in iTunes on a Mac computer. you can still make use of them, as there are designers creating dark skins for iTunes on Mac. You need to browse the internet to find them and use. We have picked the following options for you.

iTunes skin for 10.7:

  • http://killaaaron.deviantart.com/art/Silent-Night-iTunes-10-For-OS-X-180692961
  • http://killaaaron.deviantart.com/art/Ice-iTunes-Theme-For-OS-X-316779842
  • http://1davi.deviantart.com/art/Atmo-iTunes-10-for-Mac-275230108
  • http://killaaaron.deviantart.com/art/Nuala-iTunes-10-For-OS-X-177754764

iTunes skin for 10.6:

  • http://killaaaron.deviantart.com/art/Nuala-iTunes-10-For-OS-X-177754764

iTunes skin for 10.1 to 10.6:

  • http://marsmuse.deviantart.com/art/Crystal-Black-iTunes-10-186560519

iTunes skin for 10.0.1 and 10.1 only:

  • http://jaj43123.deviantart.com/art/Genuine-iTunes-10-To-8-178094032
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