Google has started rolling out dark mode for its search app on mobile. It’s available for phones running Android 10 and iPhones on iOS 12 or iOS 13.
The dark mode rollout for Google Search app on Android and iOS will reach all users by this week. According to a report by MacRumours, the rollout will begin today at 9:00 am PT which will be 9:30 pm IST for users in India. As of now, the Google Search app on iPhones hasn’t received the dark mode update. It was previously available for Pixel phones but now all phones running Android 10 will get dark mode for Google Search.
If you have the Google Search app on your phone and you’ve received dark mode it will appear according to your phone’s default theme. You can still manually change it as well. To do this open the Google Search app and go to the settings menu. Select ‘General’ from the list and scroll down to select theme. Here, you’ll have the option to choose light, dark or system default.
The options are self explanatory but if you have system-wide dark mode on then you can always switch to light theme. This flexibility is good as not everyone would want dark mode all over their phone. On apps like Instagram, dark mode works only with the phone’s default theme.
Dark mode was introduced on Android 10 and iOS 13 last year. So far many popular apps have embraced dark mode but there are still more to follow.