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Are you having trouble activating dark mode? Here’s how to fix it

After all this waiting, Google has finally officially introduced the system-wide dark mode in Android 10. And as expected, it has become one of the most outstanding features of the latest version of the operating system of the great G.

However, like every new feature, the dark mode has also encountered some obstacles along the way. But that is not something that you should worry about, because in this post we will tell you what to do if dark mode doesn’t work. Let us begin!

Make sure you have turned on dark mode

Google apps dark mode

Yes, it may seem very obvious, but if you have a mobile with Android 10, it does not hurt to make sure you have dark mode enabled on the entire system. If you have not activated it yet, you can do it as follows:

  • Enter the menu Setting.
  • Click on the option Screen.
  • Select the option Dark mode and activate it.

If that doesn’t solve the problem, go to the settings of the application you want to use, clear cache and try setting dark theme again. Bad luck again? So let’s try something else.

Update the application you want to use

How to activate dark mode Google Play Store

If the problem persists, make sure you have the latest version of the application installed where you want to enable dark mode. Of course, remember that not all applications have dark mode at the moment, but the good news is that most of the most popular apps can offer it. So the situation is not as bad as when Android 10 was released.

To update an application, you just have to follow these simple steps:

  • Open your app Play Store.
  • Click on the menu located on the left side of the search bar.
  • Select the option My apps and games.
  • Here you will have the list of all the applications for which an update is available.

You can also search for the app in the Play Store, open your list, and hit the update button if available.

Is dark mode available for the app?

Gmail dark mode

The most important factor in being able to use the dark mode feature is its availability. This can vary from app to app, as many don’t have dark mode available.

If you can’t find the dark theme or mode option in the app settings, it basically means that this feature is not available for the app at this time.

And you, Have you been able to activate the dark mode on your mobile without problems?