Dark mode is a feature that changes the user interface to a dark background. This is especially pleasant for your eyes at night when the light is dim. Here’s how to automatically turn on dark mode at sunset on your Android device.
System-wide dark mode has arrived on Android with the release of Android 1
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While the system-wide dark mode is available for all Android 10 or newer devices, the process to enable it may differ depending on the phone or manufacturer. We show you what it looks like for Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices.
First, swipe down from the top of the screen (once or twice depending on your device manufacturer) and tap the gear icon to open the “Settings” menu.
Then go to the “Display” settings.
Things look different here depending on the device manufacturer. Most call it ‘Dark Mode’ or ‘Dark Theme’, but some call it ‘Night Mode’.
Tap ‘Dark theme’ on phones like the Google Pixel to go to the schedule settings.
Samsung Galaxy devices offer ‘Dark mode settings’.
Then tap on ‘Schedule’.
Now we can select ‘Switches from dusk to dawn’, as seen here on a Google Pixel.
On Samsung Galaxy smartphones, the setting is simply called ‘Sunset to sunrise’.
That is it! For apps to follow the automatic theme change, look for a “Theme” setting in the app. If the app supports system-wide dark mode, you will see an option for the theme to follow the system.