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Google Play Store dark theme works with Samsung’s Android Pie Night mode

Google has started rolling out a dark theme for the Google Play Store on Android devices running Android 10, and the good news is that it works just as well on Samsung devices running Android Pie and One UI. Google is rolling out the dark theme for many of its proprietary apps gradually to more and more users – it’s a server-side switch instead of an update to the apps themselves in most cases, and at least the Google Play Store dark theme is now available for many users rocking a Galaxy device running Android Pie.

What’s interesting here is that the Google Play Store follows the Night mode setting on Galaxy devices. Turning Night mode on will enable the dark theme in the Google Play Store and switching it off will revert to a light theme. However, that’s only because the Google Play Store is one of the few Google apps that do not have a manual toggle for light and dark themes in their settings. Apps like Gmail will let the user switch between a light and dark theme manually or set the app to follow the system-wide dark mode/Night mode, and it remains to be seen if these apps will follow One UI’s Night mode setting on Android Pie.

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They technically should, as while Android Pie does not have an official Night mode in stock Android that users can access, it does have a Night mode built into the system code that can be accessed in the hidden developer options menu found in all Android devices. Samsung’s Night mode seems to work on this hidden setting, which is why the Google Play Store goes dark when you enable Night mode on a device running Android Pie. Again, we will have to wait and see if Gmail and other such apps with selectable dark mode settings work on Android Pie-powered Galaxy devices or whether it will require them to be on Android 10.

Has the dark theme for the Google Play Store gone active on your Galaxy smartphone or tablet? You can check if it has by simply enabling Night mode from the notification shade and then opening the Play Store app.

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svkhris
svkhris

Received the dark theme on my S9+ US unlocked version. Looks good. I noticed a bug already which is annoying. When you go to the My Apps & Games, where we update the App – the App does not show “What’s New” brief upon pressing the down arrow. We’ve to select the App and then check for that info.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Working on my Note10 plus, but it’s not deep black. I use a great themer called Hex Installer. It takes a little getting used to, but you get that great deep black screen on almost all apps even the Galaxy Store and Wearable apps.

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

Working fine on my Note+ but it is not deep black.

Gunter2
Gunter2

Try Hex Installer Keith. You get that great deep black screen on almost all apps even the Galaxy Store and Wearable apps. No root needed. It’s a bit finicky setting up but once you get used to it it’s easy and you’ll enjoy that deep black look on everything Inc Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, Maps, Google Assistant, Photos, YouTube etc.

Marian1235
Marian1235

I’m glad about this decision, especially because my J5 will not receive Android 10 😉

dave58
dave58

Works with Oreo as well

Landon A
Landon A

Yes!! Dark Mode all the things!!

gsanchez
gsanchez

Got it today in Brazil. Very nice!

HFL087
HFL087

Got it today in Israel

cardicek
cardicek

S8+ ETL on

Charlesjjm
Charlesjjm

S9 South Africa is live

Cicerone
Cicerone

S9+ Romania is on.

saints2
saints2

Confirm

clownin72
clownin72

Got it last night on my s10 plus as well. Love it. Now just get my gmail switched please

Anonymous
Anonymous

Long live dark mode!

filip1808
filip1808

Same for instagram and I don’t like it but i can’t switch back to normal because I like to use dark theme on my s10

punitverma2010
punitverma2010

Working in my m20 in India

toni566
toni566

Funktioniert auf meinem Galaxy S10 Plus (Deutschland) und “folgt” automatisch den Einstellungen (Nachtmodus) im System.

Turbotomate
Turbotomate

Ich weiß nicht ob es dir aufgefallen ist, aber diese Seite ist Englisch. Kommentare in anderen Sprachen sind hier nicht gern gesehen und auch einfach unnötig. Das ist mir bei dir schon mehrfach aufgefallen, bitte schreib ab jetzt englisch.

Translation: This website is in english. Comments in other languages do not make a lot of sense here. Please use english in future comments.

Amirboli
Amirboli

Works in Iran too …..

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Jus got it now! Lol
Now waiting for Gmail dark mode to arrive. Lol

tthalheim
tthalheim

Just opened the play store on my A6+ in Germany and got a nice dark surprise 😁

PJaya
PJaya

Just try it work on my tab

BobbyBlitz
BobbyBlitz

It works in Germany since today!