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Use Google Maps in dark theme

You can change the colour theme of Google Maps on your mobile device. Dark theme can make your screen easier to read and reduce battery usage.

Turn on dark theme

Important: All of these steps are only available on Android 10 or Q and up. Learn how to check your Android version

  1. On your Android phone 10+ phone, open the Google Maps app Maps.
  2. Tap your profile picture or initial Account Circle and then Settings Settings and then Theme.
  3. Select one of the following options:
    • Always in light theme: Dark theme is always disabled in Maps, regardless of system settings.
    • Always in dark theme: Dark theme is always enabled in Maps, regardless of systems settings.
    • Same as device theme: Follow Android system Dark theme setting. In Android 10+ this is under Settings Settings and then Display.
  4. Tap Save.
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