Ever since Google started introducing dark mode on some of its apps, its adoption becomes more massive. Many users are getting bored with the default light mode dominated by a mostly white background. The dark mode is really a game-changer. Once activated, its views are easy and gentle on eyes.
Originally, system-wide dark mode is available exclusively on Android 9.0 Pie and its successor the Android 10 also inherits this feature obviously. That said, users run any Android ROM based on 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat, 6.x Marshmallow, and 5.x Lollipop are left with no option to enable this feature.
Xiaomi’s own skinned version of Android OS, the MIUI, comes with a pack of key features ready to impress its users. One of them is the theming feature.
There are many ready-to-use MIUI themes that users can install to change the default looks and feels of the user interface (UI). Need that dark mode? Well, there are many themes come with dark style.
Nevertheless, changing themes sometimes is not so handy for some users. It’s not only the main colours of the theme that change but also the overall styles and designs will change.
Check out these awesome MIUI 11 themes:
- Procelian: an elegant dark-red MIUI 11 theme.
- Whiter Dark v2: an MIUI 11 theme with dark mode.
- iOS 14: an iPhone 11 MIUI 11 theme with dark mode.
What if you want to use the dark mode on currently stock MIUI 11 theme? If the current MIUI version is based on Android 9.0 Pie or 10.0 Q, you can enable it through the Settings.
Otherwise, you need to do this little trick to enable dark mode on any Xiaomi Mi, Redmi, or Redmi Note phones running MIUI 11.
This trick is super easy and it does not require you to root your phone.
Enable Dark Mode on Any Xiaomi Phone
Things you will need:
- A Xiaomi Mi, Redmi, or Redmi Note phone series.
- MIUI 11 is a must. Otherwise, you must update your phone.
- A Windows-based computer or laptop.
- A USB data cable. Use the stock cable coming with your device.
The steps you need to follow:
Step 1 – Download Xiaomi ADB Drivers Installer to your computer.
Step 2 – Extract the Xiaomi ADB Fastboot Driver zip file (miui-ADB-Driver-Installer-v1.4.3.zip) and install it on your computer. This step is necessary to install the ADB Fastboot system-wide. Make sure you install it on C:\adb\.
Step 3 – Download Android Platform Tools Pack to your computer.
Step 4 – Extract the Android Platform Tools zip file. You’ll get a new folder named “platform-tools“.
Step 5 – You will need to enable the Developer Options by going to:
Settings >> System >> About phone >> Tap the Build Number several times >> congratulation you are a developer.
Step 6 – Enable the USB Debugging option on your phone by going to:
Settings >> System >> Developer Options >> enable the "USB Debugging" option.
Step 7 – Also, enable the USB Debugging (Security Settings). This option is available below the USB Debugging option.
Step 8 – Connect your phone to the computer using its USB cable.
Step 9 – In Windows Explorer, go to the Platform Tools folder.
Step 10 – Type cmd in the address bar of Windows Explorer then Enter on your keyboard. This will launch a Command Prompt window.
Step 11 – Now type every line of this command followed by hitting Enter on your keyboard:
adb devices adb shell settings put secure ui_night_mode 2 adb shell settings put secure ui_night_mode 3
Step 12 – Finally, reboot your phone.
Voila! You have successfully enabled Dark Mode on any Xiaomi phones running MIUI 11.
How to disable dark mode on MIUI 11?
Simply follow the steps above again. This time you can use this command:
adb shell settings put secure ui_night_mode 1
That’s all the tiny little trick of MIUI 11. We hope that helps you and be useful for you.