Dark mode is an increasingly popular feature of many apps and operating systems. Dark mode is generally an alternative color scheme that uses much darker colors than a traditional light color scheme. The main idea is that a dark color scheme causes less glare when using the app or device in the dark. For devices with OLED or AMOLED screens, dark mode can even save battery life over the use of a light theme.
Tip: OLED and AMOLED screens require less battery power when displaying dark colors or black compared to when they display bright images. This is because on these screens the pixels are the source of the light, and with darker images, the pixels don’t need to be as bright. With black, the pixels can even be turned off entirely saving even more power. In contrast, traditional LCD screens use pixels to color the light from a backlight which constantly draws power. This backlight is always on drawing power, even when the screen is displaying black.
To enable dark mode in OneDrive for Android, you need to open the in-app settings by first tapping on the “Me” icon in the bottom-right corner.
Once in the “Me” menu, tap on “Settings” to open the settings menu.
The dark-mode settings can be configured by tapping on “Theme” which is the fifth setting from the top.
The Android OneDrive app defaults to matching the theme to the system default. If you’re using the dark mode theme on your Android phone or tablet, then OneDrive will match it. Likewise, if you’re using a light theme, then OneDrive will match it by default.
You can, however, override OneDrive’s them and manually set it to a light or dark mode if you prefer. To do so, just tap on the respective mode and the setting will instantly apply.