Enable Dark Mode on Xiaomi Redmi 8 – How To

Straight out of the box, Redmi 8 owners can enable built-in Dark Mode / Dark system theme. Through this article, we will be listing the exact steps required to enable dark mode without any modification or even app installation on the new Redmi phone. In recent trends, multiple apps and even Operating Systems have started to adopt gray or black backgrounds instead of white. This change not only helps reduce strain on eyes but has been found to boost battery life as well. Thankfully, Redmi 8 supports dark mode and users can choose to have it enabled via the steps given right ahead.

Despite not running Android 10, Xiaomi has graciously integrated dark mode directly within MIUI 10 which itself is based on Android Pie. This setting is not to be confused with a theme. By enabling dark mode, not only do system apps change background color from white to black but third-party apps, such as Instagram, also switch to a darker background hence making for a wholesome experience. To enable, or even disable, dark mode on Redmi 8 running stock firmware, read right ahead.

Enable Dark Mode, Xiaomi Redmi 8

How to Enable Dark Mode – Xiaomi Redmi 8

Before we begin, we would like to point out once again that this process does not require any modification or installation. Rather, it explains how to find the built-in toggle that can activate or deactivate system dark theme on Redmi 8.

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This toggle has been seen effecting other apps as well such as Play Store which is a big plus as this feature is otherwise only for Android 10.

Step 1 – Open up the Settings app.

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Step 2 – Find the Display option and then tap on it.

Step 3 – From the next menu, you should see the Dark Mode toggle. Tap it to activate.

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That’s all to it! You should now see a more darkened UI. Where there were previously white backgrounds, they should now all turn to black / gray.

Definitely a great option to have built-in! Darker UI yields less strain to your eyes and also has shown to improve battery life as well.

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