If you have been waiting on Google to release dark mode for the play store app the waiting has finally come to an end. Google rolled out play store dark mode and it’s a global release. The dark mode on the Google play store app has passed the beta stage and the feature is now available to all Android users to enable the dark mode. Therefore, here in this post, you will learn to update the Google play store app for dark mode and how to enable dark mode on Google play store.
Update the Google Play Store
Dark mode on the Google play store is a new feature and it’s available in all regions. But, to make the play store dark mode available on the play store app on your Android app you must update your play store to the latest or new release.
- Launch the “Google play store app”.
- Click on the more option to the top right.
- Click on “Settings”.
- Scroll down and click on the “Play store version”.
- Click “OK” on “A new version of Google play store will be downloaded and installed.
The new Google play store version with the dark mode feature will be downloaded and installed on your phone. However, if your phone is set to automatically update apps when updates are available this might not be necessary.
How to Enable Google Play Store Dark Mode
After you have updated to the latest Google play store version with the dark mode feature just follow the procedures below to enable the feature.
- Open the Google play store app.
- Click on the menu at the top right.
- Click on “Settings”.
- Click on “Themes” for “Dark or Light” mode.
- Select “Dark Mode”.
There is another option called the “System Default”. It’s neither dark nor light. But, when the “System default” is selected it will override your primary selection or dark mode or light mode.
Note: The new Google Play store app dark mode isn’t available for Android 9 and older versions of Android OS. The feature is officially for Android 10 and above. So, if your phone isn’t Android 10 the dark mode feature will not be available. However, if you are planning to enable dark mode on Play store on Android 9, you should consider the approach in the next episode.
Google Play Store Dark Mode Android 9
For Google play store dark mode Android 9 follow the steps below to enable Android 9 play store dark mode.
- Launch the Google play store app on your Android 9.
- Go to “Menu >> settings”.
- Select “Themes”.
- Select “Dark” from the pop-up.
Note that the system-wide dark mode isn’t officially for Android 9 and below. But, with the procedures above, you can enable the Google play store dark mode on your Android 9.