Google has officially announced the dark mode for Android Q on I / O and has updated the material guidelines to tell developers how to properly implement the theme in their apps. But of course, there will always be apps that simply will not get a gray appearance, either because they've been dropped or just not a priority for the developer. To test how the operating system might work around them, Q Beta 3 introduces a brutal method that forces all applications to go dark.
The feature is available in the developer's settings or by searching for the keyword. neutralize the force-darkness (after having first opted for the development parameters, of course). When Toggle is enabled, all the elements of your screen interface receive intelligently inverted colors, similar to the experimental dark mode tests of Chrome made earlier in the year. For some applications, it does not look good or functional, but take a look yourself.
As you can see, it's a coincidence. Telegram and Whatsapp are bad examples, the two not getting really dark and Telegram's text becoming unreadable. But I appreciate the appearance of the Google app and Instagram and hope for a similar official implementation soon. WebViews and Google Chrome are not affected by this mode at all.
At the present time, the forced theme also interferes with the standard white mode, because the whites end up staying inverted here as well. This is the case of Google Feed, among others. Obviously, this feature is still running and could very well disappear or improve before the launch of Android Q later this year.
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This feature is partially broken from Beta 4. If you try to enable the setting in the developer options, you just get a hang, which resets you when the setting remains disabled. Presumably, this will also affect the "slightly modified" dark mode that we have spotted (which was probably a bug).
Kieron Quinn has managed to make it work in this latest version, but it requires root. The instructions for the curious are available here. Also note that for this to work now you must have both "override force-dark" and the dark theme switches to Settings -> Display enabled. It is also possible that the parameter latch is a precursor for the future deletion of the parameter.
The Force Dark option works again on Android Q Beta 5 and no longer hangs when it is enabled. 9to5Google also indicates that it no longer affects certain Google applications, such as Assistant and Maps.
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