Use dark mode on your Galaxy phone with One UI 2

Last Update date : Oct 02. 2020
Use dark mode on your Galaxy phone with One UI 2

Night mode has a new name on One UI 2. It's now called dark mode, but it does the same as before: make your phone's menu darker and easier on the eyes. On One UI 2 it's also gotten some new features, like being able to apply an adaptive color filter.

Information provided applies to devices sold in Canada. Available screens and settings may vary for smartphones sold in other countries. Dark mode may not work if you're using a downloaded theme or a high contrast font, or certain third-party apps.

Manually turn on dark mode

When you use dark mode, all your phone’s menus, settings, and preloaded Samsung apps will use a darker theme. Third-party apps will stay the same, however.

Manually turn on dark mode

First, swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to open the quick settings panel. Then, swipe to and tap the Dark mode icon. The icon will glow when dark mode is on. To turn dark mode off, tap the icon again.

Set a schedule for dark mode

You can make dark mode automatically turn on or off at a set time. Navigate to and open Settings, and then search for and select Dark mode. Tap Dark mode again, and then tap the switch next to Turn on as scheduled. Choose Sunset to sunrise to make dark mode automatically turn on in the evening and turn off in the morning.

Set a schedule for dark mode

You can also choose Custom schedule to set your own schedule for dark mode. Tap Start time, select your desired time, and then tap Done. Next, tap End time, select a time, and then tap Done.

You can also adjust other settings on this page. You can apply dark mode to your phone's wallpaper. Or, you can tap the switch next to Adaptive color filter turn on the blue light filter automatically between sunset and sunrise to reduce eye strain.

Even if you set a scheduled time for dark mode, you can still turn it on or off manually whenever you want.

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