Activate dark mode on my Xiaomi MIUI 11 or 12 - Quick and easy

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It offers its devices a excellent modern and elegant design, so much so that most people who do not have a Xiaomi phone want to change the appearance of the devices so that it resembles that of MIUI.

For this, users decide to download various launchers on their devices that can change the style of the device to assimilate the appearance of the operating system of Xiaomi phones.

However, Xiaomi devices not only offer an elegant design, but also thanks to the latest updates to its MIUI system, it has managed to develop a large variety of functions capable of optimize device performance and also improve the experience of devices. users when using the Xiaomi device.

One of the most popular features that was also used by many people during its launch is the feature dark mode, which is a function that can change all white light backgrounds to dark and black backgrounds.

What is dark mode on my Xiaomi mobile for?

With dark mode on your phone you will be able to darken some panels and bars that were previously white and produced a lot of light, and you can also save more battery with the dark mode since reducing the brightness and light colors will reduces the consumption of the device battery.

It should be noted that there are also various applications that integrate the dark mode option such as Instagram or WhatsApp, so you can dye their colors black or gray.

The dark mode it can be quite useful especially when we are in a room with little light, and in order not to damage our eyes, we can choose to use the dark mode and also lower the brightness of the light produced by the device screen.

In the latest MIUI updates, it is it was possible to include dark mode among the functions of our device so that you can activate it on your Xiaomi phone now, in case you do not know how not to worry since then we will teach you how to activate dark mode

How to activate dark mode on my Xiaomi device

The first thing you should do is log into your MIUI account and update it so that you can access all its functions and settings.

To do this, access the device settings section and then the MIUI version. Pressing it will show all the data of the current version.

Click the button " check for updates "in  so that your device can automatically find a newer version, in case there is one, click Update to start the MIUI system update process.

  1. After updating the MIUI system on your Xiaomi device, you can start activating the dark mode inside it
  2. For this you will have to go into your phone's settings and access the screen option.
  3. Inside, several options will appear, one of which is to choose between the desired screen mode, among which we can choose the " day mode " and the " dark mode " press on the dark mode option so it can start applying on the device system.
  4. Once you press and finish the process, you will notice the settings backgrounds and other icons they are in darker colors.
  5. If you want to activate this function more quickly, you can simply access the device function bar by swiping your finger from the top edge down to open the notification bar.
  6. Inside you will find an icon that offers to turn dark mode on or off. To be able to activate it, you will only have to press on it and wait a few seconds so that the dark mode can be established on your phone.
  7. And lo and behold,  enjoy dark mode on Xiaomi.

Is it possible to apply dark mode to all applications on my mobile?

When you activate dark mode on your Xiaomi phone, most applications will switch to dark mode. Normally you would have to restart it to wait for it to fully activate in all applications.

On other devices, just wait a little bit and dark mode will be activated in all applications. You should know that it doesn't actually activate automatically in all applications, in all Google Apps it will activate automatically.

In applications where this is not the case you will be able to access the application and activate it directly from there in the application settings.

How to program dark mode on my Xiaomi MIUI 11 or 12 without Android

Besides how nice it is to be able to activate dark mode to help our eyes when they suffer the most, we can configure this function to activate and deactivate it in the desired time.

The most common is configure it from 18:00 to 9:00. In this way we will not have the dark mode always active. This can get annoying, always seeing the phone dark. 

To configure this feature, you need to have dark mode completely activated on your phone. Follow the steps below: 

  • Select the settings, then select where the screen says, go to dark mode and voila, you have to activate it. 
  • When we are in dark mode we can see some other options, we will see the one that says " program"  and then you will activate it. 
  • You need to select the time when dark mode will be activated and the time when it will be deactivated. We recommend that you set it at the times your eyes are likely to suffer the most, between 18pm and should be removed within 00 hours.

You can activate this schedule with yours Xiaomi, Redmi and also Poco Phone, following the same steps explained above.

What to do if dark mode is not displayed?

Many Xiaomi users do complained that the dark mode settings are not displayed on their phones, this can get annoying and more if you have the MIUI 11 version on your Xiaomi. 

Most likely, you have an outdated Android version or not you have completely updated the MIUI version and not all of its features have been developed.

We advise you to be aware of any new updates MIUI and to run it as soon as possible. If you have all the updates and your phone continues to show the fault, the best thing you can do is to ask for help from a technician or professional in the area.

Choose between dark mode and light mode

When we buy a new mobile phone, it will come by default in clear mode, we may be used to using the phone this way and that's not bad, as long as you try to take care of your eyesight, for example by not using the phone when everything else is dark. 

The truth is many people say that dark mode is better because it doesn't hurt, but this is not always the case, when you are in a brightly lit environment it will also be difficult for you to read, as the screen will be completely dark.

So the best thing we can recommend is to activate the dark mode schedule function when night falls and that the light mode is activated for the rest of the day.  This way you can use and enjoy your phone both ways without worry. 

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