How to enable Dark Mode on your Android smartphone

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While a system-wide dark mode on Android is not yet available, Google is slowly adding dark colors to some of its apps and parts of the system. And now Google has confirmed these thoughts at the Android Developers' Summit that was held this week. When the video was paused, dark mode saved 60 percent.

The battery-saving effects of dark modes are also more apparent on OLED displays, which most top smartphones use these days, compared to more traditional LCD displays. In Night Mode at max brightness, however, the Pixel's draw drops 63 percent to 92mA, while the iPhone stays the same. The gains are significant, especially on devices that utilise an AMOLED panel for the display.

Dark mode is an option that changes the overall colour theme of an operating system or app to the colour black.

Since the inception of Google's "Material Design" initiative, the company had been pushing for the use of colour white, thus, encouraging designers to use white as their primary colour for all apps and interfaces.

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Google drilled down further into how different colors impacted power usage. Nevertheless, the benefits of dark mode are now officially endorsed by Google, one of the most influential tech companies in the world. Like Huawei, for instance, was already dark, but it has now added a truly black theme for devices with an OLED display, like the P20 Pro and Mate 20 Pro.

Go to YouTube General Activate Dark theme. Many of Google's partners have been going dark on its skins for different devices. Thus, with an AMOLED screen, a black color simply means that none of the red, green or blue pixels are turned on. The official Google Dialer, Messaging, News, and YouTube apps all have configurable dark modes now. Once the update is ready, it will run the next time the app is launched.

Additionally, developers can now full-screen messages asking the user to update the app immediately, unless they're prevented by a metered connection or the battery is too low. One hopes that the transparency of its reporting will extend more fulsomely to China in the future, since almost 1 in 5 people on Earth call it home.

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