How to Enable Night Mode in Snapchat For A Dark Theme

I can’t be the only one who is dreaming of a day when night mode in Snapchat is available right?  I started using Twitter more often at night than any other social media apps.

Why? Because it has a built-in Night Mode feature.

This functionality was recently added to the official Twitter app for iPhone and iPad devices. When activated, the standard bright Twitter’s interface turns into a dark theme.

And most recently, Instagram has joined the dark party and made is so you can enable dark mode on Instagram from your iOS settings.


Why Night Mode Matters?

This is so useful especially at night because it reduces the strain on my eyes. I really wish Instagram and other popular social media can also implement this feature into their app, especially you, Snapchat.


Luckily, my iPhone is jailbroken, which means even if there isn’t an official Snapchat dark theme yet, there is always a jailbreak tweak that brings this feature to life.

Should You Use a Night Mode Tweak With Snapchat In 2019?

Ok, before I move on, I want to bring something up real quick.  Getting dark mode to happen in Snapchat means your iphone has to be jailbroken or your Android phone has to be rooted.  Yeah yeah, so what’s the problem?

Lately, Snapchat has been banning accounts for anyone that has a Jailbroken phone…Even when the tweaks used have nothing to do with Sapchat.

So, this tweak to go dark on Snapchat is a proceed at your own risk…Cool?  Ok, Proceed!

I came across a Reddit post from developer andermorandev where he introduces his upcoming tweak called Nightmare. This package will give you a customized night mode experience to your Snapchat app.

If you tend to use this app late at night or in dark surrounding, it’s definitely a must-have tweak.

How to Install Dark Mode for your Snapchat

  1. Install iFile from Cydia
  2. Since this package isn’t available publicly yet, click here to download it
  3. Look for the “Open in…” and choose iFile
  4. Now tap on Installer, and the package will be extracted

After that, it should be installed on your iOS device. It won’t take immediate effect. You will need to restart your Springboard.


According to the author, Nightmare tweak doesn’t have any conflict with other Snapchat tweaks like Phantom. Furthermore, it won’t trigger the built-in detection that Snapchat recently added to detect a jailbroken device.

How To Force Night Mode For Your Snapchat Photos


Are you looking for a way to quickly get into night mode when taking a Snapchat picture?  When the white moon is showing on your device, Snapchat will take better pictures in the dark.  This means you can take a great selfie at the club or while you are hanging out poolside under the sunset.  

But, what if you want this even when it’s not completely dark?  Or, maybe Snapchat just isn’t picking up on the fact that it is dark and you need some help getting that perfect picture.  Well, we have a hack for that too! 

Just put your hand over the camera for a few seconds.  You will see the white moon appear, which means Snapchat is ready to take a picture in the dark…But make sure that you snap your pic quickly because once Snapchat realizes it isn’t actually dark where you are, night mode will be turned back off. 

There you have it.  An easy way to get the dark theme for Snapchat and a quick hack for forcing night mode when you need to take a great selfie even when it’s not all the way dark.

What are your favorite Snapchat hacks?  Let us know in the comments.

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