How to Change Google Drive Theme on Galaxy S20 [Dark Mode]

Many people would prefer a dark interface when it comes to using mobile devices as it improves visibility, especially to those with visual problems like low vision or bright light sensitivity. In this guide, I will walk you through activating Google’s dark mode on the Galaxy S20 Drive app. Here’s how to change Google Drive theme on your Galaxy S20.

Last year, a lot of people anticipated the rollout of Google’s dark mode for Google-related apps and services including Gmail and Drive. And that was officially realized in the later months of last year. Now, Google dark mode feature is already made accessible to several devices including the recently released Galaxy units. And the galaxy s20 has it too.

Scroll down and read further to find out how to activate Google’s dark interface on the Drive app.  

Easy Steps to Change the Google Drive Theme on the Galaxy S20

Time Needed : 5 minutes

The following steps will walk you through changing the default Drive app’s theme into a different interface. If the default Google Drive theme doesn’t meet your proclivity, feel free to make this context as personal reference. You may start whenever you’re all set.

  1. To get started, launch the Google folder (G-suite) from the Apps screen.

    To do this, go to the Home screen then swipe up from the bottom until the Apps viewer comes out.
    The Google folder holds Google services and apps installed on the phone.


    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - google suite

  2. Locate and tap on the Drive icon.

    Doing so will open the Google Drive app.


    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - drive icon

  3. From the Drive app’s main screen, tap the navigation/quick menu icon.

    This icon is represented by a three-horizontal-line located on the upper-left corner of the screen right before the Search Drive box.
    A list of menu options will then populate.

    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - drive settings

  4. Scroll down to the bottom part of the list then tap Settings.

    The settings menu for Drive app will show up next.

    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - settings menu

  5. Scroll down to the Theme section then tap Choose theme.

    A pop-up menu containing a list of available themes will be displayed.

    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - choose theme

  6. Tap to select your preferred theme.

    Among the available options are Dark, Light and System default.
    To continue with this guide, let’s go for the Dark theme so tap Dark from the selection.
    The Drive app’s theme will then transition into a dark interface that’s flipped around with all menus that have been properly themed.


    change galaxy s20 google drive theme - dark mode

Tools
  • Android 10, One UI 2.0 and later
Materials
  • Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 Plus, Galaxy S20 Ultra

If a dark theme doesn’t suit your taste, then you can just change it again by tapping Choose theme and then select any from the other themes available.


The theme will change instantly after choosing a theme.

The System default option enables dark mode only when you have your phone’s system-wide dark mode enabled.

And that covers everything in this tutorial. Please keep posted for more comprehensive tutorials, tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your new Samsung galaxy s20 smartphone. 

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