On smartphones with AMOLED displays Black Themes helps a lot to save battery. A built in dark mode comes in android 10 though you need to turn it On/Off manually. In today’s post we will be talking about a new Android App named as Automatic Dark theme, it enables users to set a dark theme on their Android Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or Note 10 Plus smartphone based on time. Automatic Dark Theme works pretty well since, essentially it is stock Android. For Samsung latest flagship smartphones this Android App is also available in beta version.
How to Enable Dark Theme Mode on Samsung Galaxy S10+ & Note10+?
Several custom ROMs are also supported since they’re all mostly based on AOSP. With the ability to make some system level changes, Automatic Dark Theme is a simple yet extremely useful Android App.
Write Secure Settings
Automatic Dark Theme Android App does requires a special permission known as WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS. This is not new, since in the past plenty of Android customization Apps have required this particular permission. The only thing is that, as a turning on a toggle in the Settings this permission is not as easy to grant. Although the process is not difficult either, you can say it is a bit complex.
Enabling The USB Debugging
First you will have to enable USB debugging on your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or Note 10 Plus smartphone, in order to grant the required permission which can be found in Developer options.
- Go to Settings then in About phone.
- Tap 7 times on Build number.
- You’ll see a message that says you’re a developer.
- Go back to Settings now, there you’ll find a new option called Developer Options, Select it.
- Scroll down and find USB Debugging then enable it.
How to Grant WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS Permission
After enabling the USB Debugging, now your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is ready to receive ADB commands. Yes, you’ll need ADB.
- Download Android SDK Platform Tools for Windows, Mac & Linux
- Extract the downloaded zip file anywhere on your PC.
- The extracted platform-tools folder contains all the necessary tools required to run ADB and Fastboot.
- Next, launch a command prompt, Windows PowerShell or Terminal inside the extracted platform-tools folder.
(On Windows, right-click and select Open PowerShell here. Alternatively, you can type cmd in the address bar and hit Enter to launch a 6command prompt window instead).
(On macOS or Linux, right-click inside the folder and select Open in Terminal).
- Connect your Android 10 device to your PC with a USB Cable.
- You should see a prompt on your Android device asking to Allow USB Debugging permissions to your PC, Allow it.
(In case you don’t see the prompt right away, type the command given below on your PC and hit enter).
- Now that you can execute ADB commands from your PC on your phone, you can finally grant the required permission to the app. Enter the following command to do so.
adb shell pm grant com.cannic.apps.automaticdarktheme android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
.\adb shell pm grant com.cannic.apps.automaticdarktheme android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
macOS Terminal & Linux
./adb shell pm grant com.cannic.apps.automaticdarktheme android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
How to Enable Automatic Dark Theme on Android
You should be able to enable Automatic Dark Theme Android App with the toggle at the very top, after finally launching the app you’ve just installed. The app is set to enable the dark theme at 10 PM, by default. The dark theme will also be automatically disabled at 7 AM. You can enable the option above or simply adjust these timings to follow the sunset and sunrise. This is not an app you’ll be opening a whole lot after the initial set up, though the app itself follows the dark theme toggle as well.
You can also toggle the Switch of the theme only when the phone is locked. This seems like a subtle option to include but it is not. While you’re using an app the system switching to a dark theme would result in the app restarting or crashing. Obviously for the user experience, it is not good at all. While the device is locked, the App still gets around this by simply doing it. Google’s method was to retract the feature altogether after testing it in beta.
Download Automatic Dark Theme Android App for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or Note 10 Plus
You can download the Automatic Dark Theme Android App for your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus or Note 10 Plus right now, by simply clicking on the download button above.