If you used Android before the release of Android Lollipop, you might remember the holo UI, which hugged a dark gray background and blue accents. With Lollipop, Google Material Design took over the entire user interface with a thick, flat, white paint. Now that OLED and AMOLED panels are cheaper and more widely accessible, Google will give users the power to turn off the light with the upcoming Android Q. However, you must first work through the Android Q Developer Preview to enable the option. For a system-wide, dark theme, Google is already experimenting with certain dark modes in certain apps. One of them is Google Chrome, which got a darker mode on Android version 74. If you want to try it out, you need to do some basic steps.
First, make sure you're using the Chrome version 74, and then continue with the following steps:
- Type chrome: // flags in the address bar. These flags let you toggle the experimental features in Chrome.
- Search for " Android Chrome UI Dark Mode " in the search bar for Chrome flags. You should be able to see the flag without entering the entire phrase.
- Tap "Default" and select " Enabled ."
- You'll be asked to restart Chrome for the setting to take effect. Touch " Restart Now ".
- Now go to Settings> Dark Mode and turn the switch to turn on Dark Mode. ( If you do not see the setting, please close Chrome once and restart it.The option must now be visible. If it does not, Force Stop Chrome and then restart it ).
- Now the various elements of Chrome, including the home screen, 3-point menu, settings, etc., are displayed in a gray hue that relieves your eyes and reduces battery drain on OLED / AMOLED displays on your Android device ,
It should be noted that the activation of the Dark mode with the above method has no effect on the content of websites. If you also want to change this with the help of another Chrome flag. Just follow these steps:
- Go to chrome: // flags and search again for "Android Web Contents Dark Mode".
- Turn on the flag and restart Chrome as above. 19659005] Please note that this feature is independent of the dark mode in Chrome and works regardless of whether it is on or off.
This flag actually inverts the colors of the site and may have inconsistent or ambiguous results regarding the colors of media. In addition, some elements on websites may not be visible due to incomplete blackout. Here's the side-by-side comparison with the site-enabled Dark mode:
Regardless of whether you use the Dark mode, the color or theme of the keyboard does not change. In most cases – including Gboard, Switftkey, etc. – you can manually switch to a dark theme.
Even though the Chrome version 74 for Android was released on April 25, and may not be available through Google Play Store. If so, you can try Dark Mode with Chrome Beta instead.
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