Google Drive 2.19.112 has a dark theme that works with Android Q’s system-wide toggle

Google Drive 2.19.112 has a dark theme that works with Android Q’s system-wide toggle

Although Google made no mention of a system-wide dark theme in their blog post for the first Android Q beta, it’s no secret to us that it’s coming. The first Android Q beta lets you enable the dark theme by either turning on battery saver or accessing a hidden preference via ADB. If you have Android Q’s dark mode enabled and the latest version of the Google Drive app for Android with a hidden flag enabled, then you’ll be able to see Google Drive’s hidden dark mode. This was brought to our attention by Kieron Quinn, also known on our forums as XDA Recognized Developer Quinny899. You can see screenshots of Drive’s new dark mode below.


An APK teardown can often predict features that may arrive in a future update of an application, but it is possible that any of the features we mention here may not make it in a future release. This is because these features are currently unimplemented in the live build and may be pulled at any time by Google in a future build.

As you can see, the dark mode doesn’t change much from the base Material Theme redesign of the Google Drive Android app that began rolling out this week. The background in the home, starred, shared, and files tabs are all dark gray. Documents remain their original color, however. Right now, there’s no toggle in Drive’s settings to turn on or off the dark mode. That may be added in a future release along with tweaks to the dark theme.

The Drive app will join Google Chrome, Google PhoneGoogle ContactsMessagesGoogle NewsGoogle Play Games, YouTube, and more Google apps with built-in dark modes. You can download the latest Google Drive Android release from the Google Play Store button below or from APKMirror. Once Drive’s new dark mode becomes broadly accessible, we’ll update this article to let you know.

Google Drive
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

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Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

I am the former Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I used to manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal.

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