Google had flirted within the past couple of years, and even included a half-baked version in Android Pie 9.0. But with Android 10, the company offers developers the right tools to support a completely dark theme.
Below are apps that we've found that support the dark theme of Android 10, or the developers have implemented their own dark mode setting and where you can find it.
Use the system-wide dark theme of Android 10
Turn on the dark theme of Android 10 (also called the dark mode) by opening the Settings app, selecting View and enabling the Dark theme option. You can also swipe down from the top of the screen and search for a night theme / mode change in the quick settings panel.
The process for enabling the dark theme of Android 10 depends on the manufacturer of your phone. If the steps described here do not work for you, use the search function in the Settings app.
With dark theme enabled, apps that have been updated with support of the dark settings of Android 10, along with Google's own apps, will automatically switch to their respective dark themes.
Based on Google's own figures, chances are that you do not have a device running Android 10. Below are apps that support the dark theme of Android 10, have their own dark theme or offer both.
Apps with a dark mode to use
After months of talking and teasing a dark mode in the Gmail app, Google has delivered. Kind of. The app update required to use the new dark mode of Gmail is being rolled out slowly. When your app is updated, dark mode automatically turns on when you turn on the dark theme in Android 10, or you can go to the app settings followed by General settings > Theme and select Dark from the list.
The official Android Messaging app has many functions, but the app also supports automatic switching in addition to the dark theme of Android 10, as well as a dark mode that you can manually enable if you do not have Android 10. t must also search the settings to enable it. Open the app, tap the three-dot menu icon in the top right corner, and then turn on the dark mode.
Google Calendar and Keep both have a special dark mode with support for Android 10. In Calendar, slide out the side menu and go to Settings > General > Theme > Dark to enable it manually. Go in Keep to Settings > Enable dark mode
Feedly dark mode is found by opening the side panel and then selecting Night mode. It is a nice touch, especially if you spend a lot of time reading different news stories and articles. You must manually switch to night mode, even if your phone uses Android 10.
Facebook Messenger firstthat had to be unlocked by sending a half-moon emoji into a conversation wire. After the testing was completed, the function became official and can now be turned on in the settings .
The first time you launch the popular PocketCasts podcast app on an Android 10 device, you will be asked to automatically switch the app between the light and dark themes based on your system setting. You can manually switch to dark mode by going to the Profile tab and then tapping the Settings icon in the top right corner. Then go to At the latest > Theme . Choose from Dark or Extra Dark.
Google Maps does not have a special dark mode in the entire app. Instead, a night mode is used during night navigation that can force you to use the app at all times. Extend the menu on the left side of the screen and then go to Settings> Navigation Settings . Scroll down and select Night under the color scheme area of the map display.
The official Reddit app uses a few different settings for the dark mode and can be controlled by the system setting of Android 10. You can enable the night theme at any time in the settings under Theme or you can let the app decide when it gets dark based on the time of day or when your phone is in battery saving mode.
The YouTube app looks a lot better with the dark mode on.by opening the app and then tap your profile icon> Settings > General > Dark theme . Currently, the system setting of Android 10 has no influence on the dark theme of YouTube.
Spending a lot of time in Slack? Then, yes, you want to use the dark mode. It will automatically change with the system setting of Android 10, or you can find the switch in the app's settings by tapping the icon with the three dots in the top right corner and then on Settings. Scroll down and find the dark mode and turn it on.
Tumblr has recently updated its app with a new color palette feature, to which three themes have been added, one of which is a special dark mode. To view the new & # 39; s theme, open the Tumblr app, click on your profile icon> settings icon > General settings > Color palette .
There are many more apps that support a dark mode or a night theme. If you really want to go all-in in dark mode, it's best to look in the Settings section of each app (appearance or display settings are a great place to look) for the option to change the appearance of the app .
Google Photo & # 39; s now has a dark mode that is activated when you enable a dark or night theme on your Android phone. You will not find a switch in the settings menu of the app and there is no specific update that seems to have enabled it.
Dark mode for non-Android 10 devices
If you are running Android Pie on your phone, you can enable the built-in dark mode. The process depends on who made your device and any adjustments to Android. But for the most part, the following should work: Settings > Display > Advanced > Device Theme > Dark . Once it's enabled, view the quick settings panel or your Google Feed. Both must be dark now.
When Samsung renewed its One UI interface for Galaxy phones, including Android Pie, a night mode was added (instead of the dark theme approach). Enable Night mode in Settings > Display > Night mode .
Samsung's night mode takes a more aggressive approach to darken the interface. For example, the Settings app changes from a white background to a black almost immediately. The panel with quick settings and individual messages are also dark. You will also find dark versions of almost all pre-installed Samsung apps when dark mode is on.
If you turn on a system-level dark mode or theme, ensure that you get all the dark mode that your device can distribute. Which apps do you use regularly that offer a dark mode? Let us know in the comments.
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