How To Turn On Dark Mode On Google Pixel 6

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Dark Mode was a feature that many wanted Google to add to Android for quite some time, and it was added a few years ago. Though, not everyone knows about this feature, surprisingly.

Dark Mode will essentially turn the entire UI on your smartphone, dark. For the most part, it’s truly black, but some instances will show a dark gray instead. This has a few benefits. One, it saves your eyes in dark environments. But the bigger reason is it saves your battery life. Especially on an OLED smartphone like the Pixel 6 series. Which is a big reason to use dark mode.

There are two ways that you can turn on dark mode on the Pixel 6 series, and you can also set a schedule, we go over all of that in this article.


How to Turn on Dark Mode

Here’s how you can turn on Dark Mode through the settings app.

  • Head into the Settings App.
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  • Now head down to the Display section and tap on it.
  • Next, find “Dark theme” which will be towards the bottom.
  • Hit the toggle next to it.Screenshot 20211103 142827
  • And that’s it. That’s how easy it is to turn on Dark Mode on the Google Pixel 6.

Now, if you do find yourself turning dark mode on and off pretty frequently, you can opt to add it to your Quick Settings. Here’s how you can do that:

  • Pull down the notification shade.
  • Tap on the pencil icon in the lower-left hand corner.
  • Now find the Dark Mode toggle, and drag it up to the place in Quick Settings that you want it to sit.
  • Then hit the arrow in the upper-left hand corner.
  • And that’s it. Now you can turn on and off dark mode by pulling down the Quick Settings panel.

How to Schedule Dark Mode

You can also schedule dark mode on the Pixel 6. You can choose to have it change automatically based on sunset and sunrise, or set to a custom time. And here’s how you can do it:

  • Head into the Settings App.
  • Now head down to the Display section and tap on it.
  • Next, find “Dark theme” which will be towards the bottom.
  • Tap on “Dark Theme”, not the toggle.
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  • Next, tap on “Schedule”.
  • You’ll now see an option for None, Turns on at custom time, and Turns on from sunset to sunrise.
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  • Choose the schedule you want to use.
  • And you’re all set.