Dark Mode in Android Q : Here’s How to Enable It

dark mode in android q

We have already seen the New features of Android Q Beta 1. In the Android Q, Google removed the ability to choose the dark theme under Settings . However, there is still a quick way to bring up the dark mode in Android Q. So the Question is How to activate it? And here is the answer.

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How to activate dark mode in Android Q ?

Use the Battery Saver to Enable Dark Mode

As we know,  Android provides a lot of helpful options to optimize the battery performance .So, Obviously  the dark mode will also help us to solve the battery drain issues.In other words, it works as a Battery Saver. And that’s what Google has does to it. In the Android Q Beta, you can access to the dark mode by just turning on the Battery Saver.

So Yes, whenever you wish to use the dark mode, you must activate the battery saver. Hence, this mode will focus on keeping the performance better rather than the personalization. So then it limits background data usage, and reduces things like vibration,transitions etc.


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So, you just need to go through Settings, and then Battery Settings and Enable the Battery Saver and you will enter the battery saver mode having Dark theme or The DARK MODE.

Use ADB to Enable Dark Mode in Android Q

The previous method is quite simple but for that you have to enable battery saver all the time even when you don’t to use it. Fortunately enough there’s another way to access our very favorite dark mode. XDA figured out an ADB command to enable dark mode in Android Q:

  • First, make sure you have ADB set up on your system. If not, you can follow our guide on how to set up ADB to get everything prepped.
  • Connect your Pixel device running the Android Q beta build to your PC or Mac. Launch a terminal (or command prompt) window in the same directory where your ADB files are located.
  • To enable dark mode, use the following command:

adb shell settings put secure ui_night_mode 2

  • Reboot your device, and the system-wide dark mode will be enabled on it.
  • To disable dark mode, use the following command:

adb shell settings put secure ui_night_mode

There’s a high chance that Google will bring the toggle back in Android Q in a future update (maybe Android Q beta 2?). Until then, you can use these methods to check out the dark mode.

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