How to turn on the new dark mode Google Maps?
Six updates for Android users were announced recently by Google, including Google Maps’ application finally getting a true dark mode called a Google Maps dark theme. It frees the option that it has been testing since the end of 2020 and makes it easily accessible from the settings of the application.
“These days, we’re all experiencing a bit of screen fatigue” Google explained in a blog post on 23 February 2021. “With the dark theme in Google Maps soon expanding to all Android users globally, you can give your eyes a much-needed break and save on battery life,” Google said the new topic lowers your lights when you navigate and explore Maps, and it’s easy when you want to switch back to the normal topic.
How to activate ‘Always in the Dark Theme’
Google said the new dark theme of Google Maps would roll out to Android users “soon” Here’s how you turn it on when it’s available:
- Open the latest version of the Google Maps app on Android.
- Head to your Settings.
- Tap your profile icon in the Maps search bar.
- Scroll down to Settings.
- Tap on Theme.
- Select “Always in Dark Theme” to turn on Google Maps’ new dark mode.
- Change your mind? Just tap on “Always in Light Theme” to switch it back.
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Google announced dark topics as part of a group of new Android features, including Android Auto updates, which features custom wallpapers and games. In addition, Android Auto has a split-screen feature that supports Maps with media controls. Google also provides quicker access to stuff like weather by adding shortcuts to the Android Auto launch screen.
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