Night Mode was one of my favorite features on my Google Pixel phone. After switching to a Moto G5 Plus, I no longer had the option to toggle Night Mode on anymore. It looks like it was removed. Here’s how to bring the option back to your Android.
Option 1 – Download App
Android Developer Michael Evans and company made an app that allows you to enable the setting. Simply download Night Mode Enabler from Google Play, open it and change the setting. It’s that simple.
You can even uninstall the app after you’ve done this. The option will remain on your device.
Option 2 – Use ADB
Note: It looks like this option may no longer work for certain devices due to an update that removed the capability. In this case, use option 1.
For those of you more versed in the Android world, you can enable this setting using the ADB utility.
- Download and extract the SDK Platform Tools (if you haven’t already).
- Enable USB Debugging on your Android, and connect it to your PC.
- Run the following command from the directory where you extracted the platform tools:
shell am start --ez show_night_mode true com.android.systemui/.tuner.TunerActivity