Published: Fri, November 09, 2018
Hi-Tech | By Preston Stone

Google tells developers that Dark Mode saves battery life

Google tells developers that Dark Mode saves battery life

Dark mode is visually appealing to many folks, but it also helps prolong battery life if your device features an OLED display.

It has been a year since Google launched its "Files Go" app, which was primarily created to free up storage on smartphones with limited built-in storage, and apparently the app is successful enough to earn a rebranding.

"But this isn't just about that".

Screens have become a ubiquitous part of our lives, making their way into virtually every part of work and leisure time. Google re-iterated that point during its Android Dev Summit and confirmed that dark mode puts significantly less strain on the battery than anything else, reported SlashGear. But it is trying to help save eyes and battery life by offering Dark Modes on many of its apps, and that trend will continue. We think so simply because it looks like you have to actively seek out the update, instead of having a pop up appear on your screen. The Pixel's current draw was 92mA, while the iPhone 7's was 230mA.

Note that changing to Dark Mode only converts the UI colour to black background. If you crank brightness on your phone, a damn dark theme on your keyboard could save you 21%.

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The number is derived from malware detected by Google Play Protect scans, which covers both applications distributed through its Play Store, other app stores, and sideloaded apps.

For less urgent stuff, the new tools will let the app update in the background, even while it's being used.

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