Drak mode is the best way to get black backgrounds on your Android phone. But what happened to the classic inversion setting? It’s still there!
Dark mode is all the rage android phones these days, but if you prefer the old classic flip feature, you can still use it. But don’t feel bad if you didn’t know! It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the Android features available today. With new features/settings regularly added in annual OS updates and smaller patches in between, your Android phone is constantly changing.
One of Android’s biggest features over the past few years is system-wide dark mode. Tap the dark mode icon on your Android phone to automatically replace white backgrounds with sleek black ones. And it doesn’t just change the look of your home screen and app drawer. Android’s dark mode also works with all third-party apps that support it, giving you a stealthy dark UI no matter what you’re doing.
However, years before dark mode was a thing, Android had a color inversion setting. He achieved basically the same thing. Find the setting, press a button, and white backgrounds are replaced with black. But where modern dark mode keeps other colors/images intact, Android’s classic inversion applies an inverted filter to everything. If you don’t mind inverted colors, this is a handy way to use apps with a dark background that don’t natively support dark mode.
How to Use Android’s Classic Invert Setting
While classic Android reversal isn’t immediately present from the Settings app or the Quick Settings panel, using the feature is surprisingly easy – assuming you know where to look. Here’s how to use classic flip on your Android phone:
- Open the Settings app on your Android phone.
- Scroll down the page and tap “Accessibility”.
- Tap ‘Visibility enhancements’ or ‘Text and display’.
- Tap “Color Inversion”.
- Tap the toggle next to Color Inversion to turn it on.
Just like that, all the colors on your phone are reversed. White backgrounds turn black, colors/images become darker, and all screens that are normally dark will now appear bright. In addition to enabling classic flip from the Settings app, you can also use a shortcut for easier access. On the Settings app’s “Color Inversion” page, tap the toggle next to “Color Inversion Shortcut.” This brings up a small button on the edge of your screen – allowing you to press the button at any time to enable/disable classic inversion. You can also drag the shortcut up and down along the edge of the screen or drag it to the right to minimize it. And that’s all! You can switch android classic inversion on and off as much as you want, so feel free to play with it as much as you want.
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