How To Enable Dark Mode In Google Apps On Your Phone. - Tutorial

How To Enable Dark Mode In Google Apps On Your Phone.

How To Enable Dark Mode In Google Apps On Your Phone.
July 30, 2019

The future of smartphone use is to be defined by significant improvements made to the operating systems that run on the gadgets. One of these is Dark mode, which transforms your app background to a darker colour like grey or black. This reduces effects such as eye strain that come with the white backgrounds.

Google is planning on offering a system-wide dark mode for its next generation of Android and the company is updating its apps to include dark mode. We are listing for you the Google apps that officially feature a dark mode and how you can easily enable it.

Google Calculator

How about some calculation in the dark? You just have to open the Calculator app, tap the three dots on the top right, select Choose theme, and tap on Dark.

Google Calendar

As with the Calendar app, tap the hamburger icon on the top left, go on to Settings at the bottom, tap General, then tap Theme, and select Dark.

Google Clock

Google Clock has a dark mode set by default but you can enable a dark theme for its screensaver by going in the Settings, and tapping on Night mode under the Screen saver section.

Google Contacts

In Google Contacts, the dark theme is by default enabled by the Battery Saver. To switch it on manually, you have to tap the hamburger icon on the top left of the app and go to Settings. In the Display section, tap on Choose theme and select Dark.

Google Maps

In Google Maps, you can enable the dark theme by tapping on the hamburger icon on the top left, head to Settings and scroll down to the Navigation settings. Go on to the Map display section, and tap Night in the color scheme.

Google Messages

Here, its a 1-2-3 procedure. Open Google Messages, tap the three dots on the top right, and Enable dark mode.

Google News

The Google News app is set to automatically turn on dark mode when the phone is in Battery Saver mode. But to personalize the setting, you can tap your profile icon on the top right, go to Settings and tap Dark theme under the General section. Here, you can select Always, Automatically, Battery saver only, or Never.

Google Play Games

If you enjoy gaming off Google Play Games, you should as well love its dark mode. To enable it, open the app and tap the three dots on the top right. Go on to Settingsand toggle Use dark theme on.


To turn on dark mode in the YouTube app, tap your Google profile icon on the top right, tap Settings, then tap General, and toggle Dark theme on.

Egbara Emmanuel Orubebe

Egbara Emmanuel is an indigene of Ebo Ipuole in Yala Local Government Area of Cross River State, Nigeria. He is a lecturer at Udemy a fast growing life changing organization committed to "raising role models". Egbara is also a seasonal lecturer at the open University, Australia (MOOC), the founder of the Assurance Team of Nigeria and an administrator of over twenty social media learning platform includings. He is a dynamic life coach, a motivational speaker, a teacher and a creative writer. He is passionate about teaching leadership and technological successes and creative principles.

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