If you use Google Maps at night, you may want to turn on dark mode to be easy on your eyes. On an iPhone with an OLED screen (iPhone X, XS, 11 Pro, 12, and 13 Series), switching to dark mode can also help extend battery life and give you a few more minutes of navigation. So if you are wondering how to use iOS Google Maps in a dark theme, here are the steps to do it. If you don’t see the option for dark mode in Google Maps, we have a solution to fix it.
How to enable Google Maps dark mode on iPhone
When you open the updated one Google Maps app, you will be presented with a popup with three options:
- Always in light mode
- Always in dark mode
- Like device setting
Tap Always in dark mode or Like device setting and tap Save on computer.
As with the device setting, Google Maps means the dark theme when your iPhone is in dark mode. And when your iPhone is in normal mode, Google Maps does the same thing.
If you don’t see the pop-up to choose the display settings you want, follow these steps to enable dark mode in Google Maps on iPhone.
- Open Google Maps and tap your profile picture from above.
- Tap settings.
- Tap Dark mode.
- Choose now on or Like device setting.
- Go back and enjoy dark mode navigation.
If you choose “Same as device setting”, don’t forget to open the iPhone Control Center, long-press the brightness control, and then press. to type Dark mode Button.
Related: How to use Google Maps on Apple Watch
How to fix Google Maps not showing the dark mode option
If you don’t see the Dark Mode option in Google Maps on your iPhone, here are four solutions to fix it.
- Update the Google Maps app: To do this, press and hold the App Store icon and select Update. Now pull down the App Store update screen to update it. Then tap UPDATE next to Google Maps.
- Power close the app and open it again: If you already have the latest version of Google Maps and you still don’t see the dark mode option, force quit and restart the app. Then follow the steps above. After that, you should see a popup asking about dark mode and see the same thing in Google Maps settings.
- Restart your iPhone: That is, turn it off and then on again after a minute.
- If nothing helps, delete the app and reinstall it.
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