Google Phone v26 rolling out with dark theme support
To the delight of many, Google has been adding dark theme support to a slew of apps. We’ve already seen it in Android Messages, YouTube, Google News, Google Contacts, and even Google Maps. The Google Phone app has been on deck to receive a dark mode for a while now and it seems to finally be here in version 26.
It was possible to enable the dark theme in Google Phone version 25 with root or a modded APK. Now, the update makes the feature official. The “Dark Theme” toggle can be found in Settings > Display options. The theme looks like Google’s other dark themes: dark grey with white text. It’s a good look and further transitions all of Google apps to a dark theme. Google recently admitted dark themes are better for displays and battery life.
You can download version 26 of Google Phone right now from APKMirror. This is a beta release, so you can opt-in to receive it in the Play Store as well. If you have a Pixel and you have dark mode enabled in the system settings, Google Phone will automatically use the dark theme and you can’t toggle it off.