One of the huge new highlights of Google’s Android 10 update, which is currently live on all Pixel gadgets and a developing rundown of other Android telephones, is Dark Theme.
It’s basically a dull mode for your entire gadget that flips the shading palette all things considered and about each local Google application, including YouTube and Chrome. It likewise works with some outsider applications, for example, Instagram and Reddit — expect the rundown of upheld applications to extend after some time as well.
So for what reason is it a major ordeal? Given that your screen is your telephone’s greatest battery channel, siphoning out less light should give you longer between charges. Google claims Dark Theme can “diminish control utilization by a noteworthy sum”, contingent upon the screen tech of the gadget you’re utilizing.
Google likewise says Dark Theme improves perceivability for clients that are delicate to splendid light, or those with low vision. In addition, it’s commonly great practice to stay away from a glaring telephone screen in low-light conditions and around evening time, so it may merit flicking it on at night.
Finally, a few people essentially favor a darker search for their telephone, thus may pick to make them run constantly.
Dim Theme is just a single little piece of Android 10, recently alluded to as Android Q. The update likewise includes iOS-like Gesture Navigation, protection controls and a Focus Mode that stop notices.
Be that as it may, we’re here to show you how to utilize Dark Theme on your Android gadget, and in the event that you pursue the means underneath you’ll have the option to do that easily.
Lastly, some people simply prefer a darker look for their phone, and so might opt to have it running all the time. Dark Theme is only one small part of Android 10, previously referred to as Android Q. The update also adds iOS-like Gesture Navigation, privacy controls and a Focus Mode that shuts off notifications. But we’re here to teach you how to use Dark Theme on your Android device, and if you follow the steps below you’ll be able to do that with ease.
How to activate Android 10’s Dark Mode
You have three ways to enable Dark Theme: we’ll run through them all below, step-by-step.
- Change your System Settings
You can enable Dark Theme straight from your system settings. All you need to do is tap the settings icon — it’s the little cog in your pull-down notification bar — then hit ‘Display’. You’ll see a toggle for Dark Theme: tap to activate it and you’ve then got it up and running.
- Quick Settings
If you don’t want to scroll through your settings every time you need Dark Theme, there’s a much quicker option that involves pinning it to your Quick Settings, which are the big tiles that appear when you pull down your notification bar. To add Dark Theme to your Quick Settings, pull your notification bar all the way down until you see a large grid of tiles. You may need to pull down twice on the notification bar: you want it looking like the picture below. Then, tap the pen icon at the bottom of the drawer This will open a separate batch of icons you can add to your tiles (click right on the image above to see what this looks like). Hold and drag the Dark Theme icon into the top folder, alongside your WiFi, Airplane Mode and Battery Saver icons, as shown above (the Dark Theme icon is the one in the top-right). If you drop it near the top of the grid, it will also appear in the slimmer icon bar that appears the first time you drag down your notification bar. Press the back button to exit. You can now turn on Dark Theme by pulling down the notification bar and tapping the icon.
- (Pixel phones only): Battery saver mode
On Pixel handsets, selecting Battery Saver mode from the dropdown notification bar automatically enables the Dark Theme. Bear in mind that you’re also activating every other battery saving feature, which means you’re disabling your location and some background processes, so you only really want to use this if you’re low on juice. Now that you’ve activated Dark Theme, you can enjoy your new look and, potentially, your improved battery life. Dark Theme will automatically apply itself to Google’s native apps, including Gmail, YouTube and Google Photos.