Google has already updated most of its mobile apps with dark themes, but a handful has been left out from the rollout. Docs, Sheets, and Slides are among those apps that don’t have a proper dark mode yet.
The code lines that suggest Google is preparing to add dark mode to Docs, Sheets, and Slides were added some weeks ago, the report claims. What’s important to mention is that in the most recent versions these code lines feature prompts that announce the new changes, so it looks like the dark mode is supposed to be added pretty soon.
Luckily, one of AndroidPolice’s readers was able to enable the dark mode in all three Google apps, so we’ve added a screenshot that shows what it looks like in Docs. While we don’t know when exactly Google plans to update these apps, it’s safe to assume that it will happen pretty soon.
Dark theme is available in Android 10 (API level 29) and higher.
It has many benefits:
It can reduce power usage by a significant amount (depending on the device’s screen technology).
Improves visibility for users with low vision and those who are sensitive to bright light.
It makes it easier for anyone to use a device in a low-light environment.
The dark theme applies to both the Android system UI and apps running on the device.
There are three ways to enable Dark theme in Android 10 (API level 29) and higher:
Use the system setting (Settings -> Display -> Theme) to enable the Dark theme.