How to implement dark mode in ionic with angular

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In this snippet, we will implement dark mode in ionic and angular with the help of some basic steps.

Using Media Queries​ 
The first way to enable dark mode is by using the CSS media query for the user's preferred color scheme: -
@media (prefers-color-scheme: dark) {
  :root {
    /* dark mode variables go here */
  }
}

Automatically Enable Dark Mode​
In JavaScript, the dark class can be added to the <body> by checking if the document matches the media query using matchMedia(). This will enable dark mode to still work based on the user preference: -

// Use matchMedia to check the user preference
const prefersDark = window.matchMedia('(prefers-color-scheme: dark)');

toggleDarkTheme(prefersDark.matches);

// Listen for changes to the prefers-color-scheme media query
prefersDark.addListener((mediaQuery) => toggleDarkTheme(mediaQuery.matches));

// Add or remove the "dark" class based on if the media query matches
function toggleDarkTheme(shouldAdd) {
  document.body.classList.toggle('dark', shouldAdd);
}

Ionic Dark Theme​
Ionic has a recommended theme for variables to use in order to get a dark mode based on the device running the app.
/*
 * Dark Colors
 * -------------------------------------------
 */

body.dark {
  --ion-color-primary: #428cff;
  --ion-color-primary-rgb: 66, 140, 255;
  --ion-color-primary-contrast: #ffffff;
  --ion-color-primary-contrast-rgb: 255, 255, 255;
  --ion-color-primary-shade: #3a7be0;
  --ion-color-primary-tint: #5598ff;

  --ion-color-secondary: #50c8ff;
  --ion-color-secondary-rgb: 80, 200, 255;
  --ion-color-secondary-contrast: #ffffff;
  --ion-color-secondary-contrast-rgb: 255, 255, 255;
  --ion-color-secondary-shade: #46b0e0;
  --ion-color-secondary-tint: #62ceff;

  --ion-color-tertiary: #6a64ff;
  --ion-color-tertiary-rgb: 106, 100, 255;
  --ion-color-tertiary-contrast: #ffffff;
  --ion-color-tertiary-contrast-rgb: 255, 255, 255;
  --ion-color-tertiary-shade: #5d58e0;
  --ion-color-tertiary-tint: #7974ff;

  --ion-color-success: #2fdf75;
  --ion-color-success-rgb: 47, 223, 117;
  --ion-color-success-contrast: #000000;
  --ion-color-success-contrast-rgb: 0, 0, 0;
  --ion-color-success-shade: #29c467;
  --ion-color-success-tint: #44e283;

  --ion-color-warning: #ffd534;
  --ion-color-warning-rgb: 255, 213, 52;
  --ion-color-warning-contrast: #000000;
  --ion-color-warning-contrast-rgb: 0, 0, 0;
  --ion-color-warning-shade: #e0bb2e;
  --ion-color-warning-tint: #ffd948;

  --ion-color-danger: #ff4961;
  --ion-color-danger-rgb: 255, 73, 97;
  --ion-color-danger-contrast: #ffffff;
  --ion-color-danger-contrast-rgb: 255, 255, 255;
  --ion-color-danger-shade: #e04055;
  --ion-color-danger-tint: #ff5b71;

  --ion-color-dark: #f4f5f8;
  --ion-color-dark-rgb: 244, 245, 248;
  --ion-color-dark-contrast: #000000;
  --ion-color-dark-contrast-rgb: 0, 0, 0;
  --ion-color-dark-shade: #d7d8da;
  --ion-color-dark-tint: #f5f6f9;

  --ion-color-medium: #989aa2;
  --ion-color-medium-rgb: 152, 154, 162;
  --ion-color-medium-contrast: #000000;
  --ion-color-medium-contrast-rgb: 0, 0, 0;
  --ion-color-medium-shade: #86888f;
  --ion-color-medium-tint: #a2a4ab;

  --ion-color-light: #222428;
  --ion-color-light-rgb: 34, 36, 40;
  --ion-color-light-contrast: #ffffff;
  --ion-color-light-contrast-rgb: 255, 255, 255;
  --ion-color-light-shade: #1e2023;
  --ion-color-light-tint: #383a3e;
}

/*
 * iOS Dark Theme
 * -------------------------------------------
 */
.ios body.dark {
  --ion-background-color: #000000;
  --ion-background-color-rgb: 0, 0, 0;

  --ion-text-color: #ffffff;
  --ion-text-color-rgb: 255, 255, 255;

  --ion-color-step-50: #0d0d0d;
  --ion-color-step-100: #1a1a1a;
  --ion-color-step-150: #262626;
  --ion-color-step-200: #333333;
  --ion-color-step-250: #404040;
  --ion-color-step-300: #4d4d4d;
  --ion-color-step-350: #595959;
  --ion-color-step-400: #666666;
  --ion-color-step-450: #737373;
  --ion-color-step-500: #808080;
  --ion-color-step-550: #8c8c8c;
  --ion-color-step-600: #999999;
  --ion-color-step-650: #a6a6a6;
  --ion-color-step-700: #b3b3b3;
  --ion-color-step-750: #bfbfbf;
  --ion-color-step-800: #cccccc;
  --ion-color-step-850: #d9d9d9;
  --ion-color-step-900: #e6e6e6;
  --ion-color-step-950: #f2f2f2;

  --ion-item-background: #000000;

  --ion-card-background: #1c1c1d;
}

.ios body.dark ion-modal {
  --ion-background-color: var(--ion-color-step-100);
  --ion-toolbar-background: var(--ion-color-step-150);
  --ion-toolbar-border-color: var(--ion-color-step-250);
  --ion-item-background: var(--ion-color-step-150);
}

/*
 * Material Design Dark Theme
 * -------------------------------------------
 */

.md body.dark {
  --ion-background-color: #121212;
  --ion-background-color-rgb: 18, 18, 18;

  --ion-text-color: #ffffff;
  --ion-text-color-rgb: 255, 255, 255;

  --ion-border-color: #222222;

  --ion-color-step-50: #1e1e1e;
  --ion-color-step-100: #2a2a2a;
  --ion-color-step-150: #363636;
  --ion-color-step-200: #414141;
  --ion-color-step-250: #4d4d4d;
  --ion-color-step-300: #595959;
  --ion-color-step-350: #656565;
  --ion-color-step-400: #717171;
  --ion-color-step-450: #7d7d7d;
  --ion-color-step-500: #898989;
  --ion-color-step-550: #949494;
  --ion-color-step-600: #a0a0a0;
  --ion-color-step-650: #acacac;
  --ion-color-step-700: #b8b8b8;
  --ion-color-step-750: #c4c4c4;
  --ion-color-step-800: #d0d0d0;
  --ion-color-step-850: #dbdbdb;
  --ion-color-step-900: #e7e7e7;
  --ion-color-step-950: #f3f3f3;

  --ion-item-background: #1e1e1e;

  --ion-toolbar-background: #1f1f1f;

  --ion-tab-bar-background: #1f1f1f;

  --ion-card-background: #1e1e1e;
}

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