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Night mode is missing an important option on stable Galaxy S9 Pie update

From the very first Android Pie test builds for the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy Note 9, Night mode was a feature that grabbed our attention. It’s an official dark theme from Samsung for those who currently have to turn to the Samsung Themes store for a solution, and it makes the already beautiful One UI look even better. However, based on the Android Pie user manuals Samsung has published for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+, it seems Night mode hasn’t been fully implemented just yet.

To be more precise, it’s the option to have Night mode be automatically enabled and disabled based on time and location (just like blue light filter) that’s missing. The leaked Pie builds and initial betas mentioned in Night mode settings that it can be enabled on a schedule, but we never actually saw the option in there at any point. And that’s the case on the final Galaxy S9 Android Pie update as well, which led us to believe that Samsung may have decided to opt out of offering a schedule option.

The schedule part is listed in the user manual, though, so either Samsung will make the addition in a future update or the Galaxy S9 update that has been released in some countries isn’t actually the final build. And, given how Samsung pushing out a major Android update so quickly is new territory for both the company and its consumers, we can’t say which of the two it may be. It may even be that the user manual will be amended to remove the schedule part, and all we can do is wait and watch what happens.

  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)
  • Model: SM-G965F
  • Dimensions: 157.7 x 73.8 x 8.5 mm
  • Display: 6.2” (158.1mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS Dual OIS (F1.5/F2.4) & Telephoto: 12MP AF F2.4)

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Mehul
Mehul

Hi Abhijeet.

The option has been there since the first pie Beta. It’s in the developers menu.

iwnas28
iwnas28

Hey guys,
I need your help.
When i try to download the pie firmware I get the message invalid user.
I’ve tried everything from logging from another device/browser, clearing the cache of my browser to log out and in again, or try to download again a day later.
Please help!!!!!!!!

Samchami
Samchami

I commented this on a previous post but I just want to grab attention to the matter: Is it just me or does Blue light filter not work anymore when set to schedule as “sunset to sunrise”? As soon as I lock the phone and then unlock again the blue light filter is turned off for some reason. I assume that’s happening because GPS is disabled when device is idle on Android Pie, therefore it attempts to gather location data to determine the sunset and sunrise time but fails to do so. Can anyone confirm that?

Biransahin
Biransahin

My wife hasn’t noticed that but normally she don’t switch that blue light option on. We will switch it on now and if it doesn’t work as for you, will report back here. It will be tomorrow!

Samchami
Samchami

It happens only when I have blue light filter “Turn on as scheduled” >> “Sunset to sunrise”. At night, it will work when I choose the above settings then if I lock the device, wait a second, then turn on the screen, suddenly the blue light filter is gone. Looking forward to your replies! 🙂

Gunter2
Gunter2

Yes, I never noticed that. But as I enable night mode permanently I don’t really mind so much. I feel many others will be the same, as night mode just looks so good! But the option should definitely be there for those who want it . Maybe the response was so positive to night mode that the they left this option out of the beta??

nochlab1
nochlab1

The s8 and note 8 pie leaks have night mode schedule and it works.

Tiago Saraiva
Tiago Saraiva

In the developer options has an option to turn on/off the night mode automatic.

nochlab1
nochlab1

It doesn’t work

Tiago Saraiva
Tiago Saraiva

Hum ok i didn’t now that. Thanks

mabmed
mabmed

No, it works great on my note 9.

viomen
viomen

You are right it works perfectly and also when we use custom theme the dark mode does it duty properly.

mabmed
mabmed

Yes, I enabled it, and it worked fine.