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How to Enable Dark Mode on Gmail and Google Maps for Android and iOS

by Aiman MaulanaOctober 12, 2019
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How to Enable Dark Mode on Gmail and Google Maps for Android and iOS

I’m sure many of you have developed a fondness for Dark mode / Dark theme. It’s pleasant for the eyes and your device’s battery life. If you’ve been wondering whether it can be enabled on Gmail and Google Maps, then wonder no more. It is indeed possible now.

The implementation didn’t have a huge announcement but instead, was seen from the official Gmail Twitter account in the form of a reply. As you can see from the tweet, the feature is rolling out for users running Android 10 and iOS 11 or higher.

If you’re wondering how to enable it, here’s exactly what you need to do:

iOS Users

  • If you are on iOS 13, you can toggle the system-wide Dark Mode in Settings > Display & Brightness > Appearance and tap on Dark
  • Alternatively, you can go to the Theme tab (only available for those with the update) in the Gmail app, and turn it on there
  • If you’ve got iOS 11 or 12, you can open Gmail and head to the Settings tab to turn on dark mode
  • For Google Maps, do the same thing you would on Gmail to enable it

Android Users

  • If you are on Android 10, head to Settings > Display > Theme
  • If you own a Google Pixel device, turning Battery Saver on also turns on system-wide Dark Mode
  • Alternatively, head to the Theme tab in Gmail to toggle it (only available for those with the update)
  • For Google Maps, do the same thing you would on Gmail to enable it

If it doesn’t work for you, it’s either you’re not on the right OS version, or your app hasn’t been updated yet. In which case, just be a little bit patient as it’s slowly making its way out to everyone.

Source: KnowTechie

Pokdepinion: Now to wait for it to roll out to Android Pie. That or wait for Android 10 to roll out for my smartphone. Either way works for me.

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Aiman Maulana
Jack of all trades, master of none, but oftentimes better than a master of one. YouTuber, video editor, tech head, and a wizard of gaming. What's up? :)
  • Saul Goldfarb
    October 13, 2019 at 6:34 pm

    Not on my device yet still waiting and hoping. Samsung Galaxy A7 2017 running Android Oreo. Can’t update to pie or 10. Really want dark mode on my Gmail app. Hate Stark White mode

    • Aiman Maulana
      October 14, 2019 at 12:21 am

      Hi Saul,

      You’re gonna need to be on Android 10 for it to work at the moment. They will be rolling it out for other versions as well soon so we’ll update the article accordingly when it’s out 😀

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