More and more people are navigating with Android Auto. However, it is annoying that the app automatically switches between day and night mode. In this tip explains Android Planet how to set it manually.
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Android Auto: Switch between day and night mode
Android Auto is officially not yet available here, but will finally finally come to the Netherlands. Many people already use the navigation software for the car. Whether its interface appears light or dark depends on several factors.
For example, it can be managed by the car, in combination with the settings of the car radio or the lights. If the lamps are off, then the light mode is used, if you turn the lamps on, Android Auto switches to dark mode.
It can also be managed by the settings of your smartphone. If you set the system-wide dark mode, Android Auto will take over, so that the interface is always displayed in dark tones. Yet that does not always work well. You can easily set the day or night mode yourself via the steps below.
This is how you manually set day or night mode in Android Auto:
- Download and install Android Auto;
If your phone runs on Android 10 or Android 11, you can skip this step because Android Auto is already integrated.
- Go to ‘Settings’ on your device;
- Scroll to ‘Apps and notifications’;
- Click on ‘View all apps’;
- Scroll to ‘Android Auto’;
- Click on ‘Advanced’ at the bottom;
- Scroll to ‘Additional settings in the app’;
- Click on ‘Version’ several times at the bottom;
You do this until you are asked to allow development settings.
Then follow the steps below:
- Click on ‘OK’;
- Click on the three dots at the top right;
- Choose ‘Developer settings’;
- Click on ‘Day / night’ and choose the correct setting there.
In the latter menu you see four options, with which you determine how the interface of Android Auto looks. For example, you can choose ‘managed by car’ or ‘managed by telephone’. In addition, you can set the day mode, so that the appearance of Android Auto is always displayed lightly. Finally, you can choose ‘Night’, with which you set the dark interface.
More about Android Auto
Many people therefore download the separate Android Auto installation file to use the app. In Android 10 and Android 11, the navigation software from Google is, as stated, standard built-in.
Curious about useful applications to use with Android Auto, check out our Android Auto guide to the best apps. Also read which apps will (soon) allow you to navigate in the car.
The entire month of February 2021 will be dominated by Android Auto and Android Automotive, the successor that is already in the starting blocks. Therefore, check the articles below and keep an eye on Android Planet. For example, an extensive review of Android Auto in 2021 will appear tonight. We have also been on the road with the Polestar 2 that runs on Automotive OS and you will soon read our experiences.