How to Enable Dark Mode in Android 10.
On March 13, 2019, Google launched the beta version of Android Q. Today we are releasing the third beta version. Previous versions of the Android Beta program were now only available for Pixel Devices. But starting with Beta 3, Google has extended support for the Android Q Beta program to 21 more devices.
If your phone is listed on the device preview list, you can get the beta via OTA update, or even flash them. If you have a registered device, visit the Android Developers website and go to your phone. Click the Get Beta button below your phone. Now, depending on the devices, you will get either Android Q via OTA update or a flashable zip file. If you are like me and prefer the blinking path, below is the link to Android Q build for Pixel devices for developers.
- Pixel 3 XL
- Pixel 3
- Pixel 2 XL
- Pixel 2
- Pixel XL
For the latest Android Q features, read our article on 11 Essential Android Q Features.
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Enable dark mode in Android Q
In Beta 1, you had to switch to battery saving mode to get into the dark theme. In beta 3, you can do the same. But here you get a dedicated dark theme button.
1. There is a quick way to do this. You can pull down the notification bar and you won’t find a dark mode button. To get this, click on the edit icon in the lower left corner of the drawer.
2. Here you will find “Dark Mode” in additional tiles. Hold down the drag mode icon and drag it to the top.
3. After you have dragged the icon to the top section. Pull down the notification panel and tap Dark Theme to turn on dark mode.
1. Alternatively, you can also enable the dark theme through the settings menu. To do this, go to the settings menu by pulling up the application bar and click on the gear icon to open the settings menu.
2. Once you enter the settings menu, navigate to display settings and tap on it to open display options.
3. Now, on the Display Options page, you will see the Theme option. The default theme is Light. To change it to Dark, click on it to go to the themes menu.
4. In the theme menu, you should see a “Dark” option. When you select it, it will turn on the system-wide dark theme.
This is different from the Invert Color option and does not make the UI look terrifying. The notification bar, app bar and Google Apps are hidden in the dark. As of now, Google Photos, Dialer supports dark theme. Messages, YouTube and Maps must be manually set to dark mode.
Note. This does not affect third party apps, and they will still have their own theme.
Check out our other articles on how to change icon shape and text font in Android Q, how to record screen in Android Q, and how to share Wi-Fi natively on Android Q.
If you have any questions regarding Android Q or How to install Android Q on your Pixel, let me know in the comments below. I will try to catch up with you on these issues.
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