Dark Mode is an inevitable trend today for everyone when using their phones at night as well as it also prolongs your phone usage time. That’s why it’s available on Android 11. Along with it, Google has also released a timeline for Android 11 development. Most of the changes aren’t noticeable since it’s a very early build. This is the earliest history that Google has released a developer preview. There are some important new features in Android 11. One of them is automatic dark mode scheduling.
After being in development for at least 2 years, the system-wide dark mode is finally available in Android 10. The implementation feels a bit half-baked. It’s not because some parts of the OS are still not dark. Instead, it’s just missing an automatic dark mode scheduler. Both macOS and iOS have this feature and it’s really convenient. Not everyone is a fan of the dark theme but may still find it useful in the dark.
If you’re in that group, you may find yourself looking for a dark mode to toggle whenever you’re in a darker environment. And then you’re looking to switch again when you’re in a brighter environment. For many of us, this usually means going to bed at night and then getting out of bed during the day. This is why an automatic dark mode scheduler makes sense.
Enable automatic dark mode scheduling in Android 11
In Android 11, we finally get automatic dark mode scheduling. And activation is pretty easy. It’s placed right where you would normally find the dark theme option in the Settings app. In case you don’t know, it’s Setting > Display. Here you will find settings Dark theme and toggle next to it. Touch the text Dark theme, not the conversion.
Next, tap Schedule and select one of the available options. You can set the dark theme to turn on at dusk and then turn off at sunrise. This is not ideal for everyone. Luckily, there’s also an option to schedule dark mode automatically at a custom time of your choosing.
However, not everyone gets the Android 11 developer preview. Not everyone can get the Android 11 update this year or at all. Thanks to the developers to solve the problem, you can also schedule automatic dark mode on Android 10 .