Google Confirms Dark Mode in Android Apps Saves Battery

Google Confirms Dark Mode in Android Apps Saves Battery

Google Confirms Dark Mode in Android Apps Saves Battery

Even if you're not a fan of Dark Mode, it's an effective way of keeping your OLED phone working longer. This is because of "continued platform and API hardening, ongoing security updates and app security and developer training to reduce apps" access to sensitive data. "And not only that, but screen colour, too", Slash Gear reported late Thursday. This is something Google reiterated during its Android Dev Summit this week. With OLED screens, each pixel lights up independently, which is why dark mode helps preserve battery life.

"As you unfold, the app seamlessly transfers to the bigger screen without missing a beat", Stephanie Cuthbertson, director of product management said in a blog post. At maximum brightness, black had the least power consumption while white had the highest. Heres a comparison done with the first Google Pixel and the iPhone 7.

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Dark mode draws 43% lesser power at full brightness compared to "normal mode" in the YouTube app, according to Business Insider. The company also admitted that it was wrong in encouraging developers to use the colour white for their applications.

With OLEDs, pixels are essentially turned off when displaying the color black, whereas LCDs keep their pixels lit up no matter what is being shown on the screen. Starting back in the Android M beta (later Marshmallow), Google included a dark mode toggle that changed the settings and system UI from white to dark gray. Interestingly, Apple launched a dark mode for Mac, although all Macs have LCD screens, which means it won't help with battery life. Dark Mode is also easy on the eyes, especially at night and therefore, it is not surprising to see users clamoring for a Dark Mode for most apps. We do hope that a future Android version can offer a native OS-level Dark Mode just like Windows Phone so that users need not look to third-party solutions such as Substratum.

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