Phone Tricks

Xiaomi POCO Launcher brings the dark theme to all Android phones

Since its debut in the Google Play Store, the default launcher of the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has received some updates designed to improve its utilization, including the addition of the numeric badge notifications. And now the latest update for the brings the dark theme to any Android smartphone.

What’s New?

  • Fix the bug of icon pack with white background.
  • Dark mode! Yay!
  • You can add custom apps to App vault shortcuts now.
  • Double tapping the screen to lock device works on all compatible models now.
  • Icons got crisper and prettier!
  • We fixed the bugs that slowed down the UI. Now it’s more responsive.
  • We fixed multiple minor bugs as well.

How To Activate It

The new dark theme is buried inside the launcher’s settings.

  1. Firstly, tap and hold an empty space on your homescreen
  2. click the settings icon, then “More,” and then you’ll see an option called “Backgrounds.”
  3. In there, select the dark or light theme and set an app drawer background transparency.

Note: If you have no transparency set up, dark mode will turn all panes’ backgrounds to pure black, saving you some snake oil amounts of extra battery life versus just a grey mode.

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The option goes along with Xiaomi’s MIUI-wide dark mode beta, which is not yet available for the Pocophone — but of course, the company is preparing all of its software for the stable rollout of this feature.

In short, while the economic flagship still struggles to have the Dark Mode in a stable version (at the moment it is only available in beta, also for other Xiaomi phones), users who use the launcher in question will already be able to use this feature, albeit in a slightly lower way compared to a change that affects the entire system.

Obviously, in addition to this change, there is a whole series of bugfixes and graphic improvements for the icons; in addition, the double-tap to turn off the display function now works smoothly on all compatible models.

You can get the latest update right now at APK Mirror or the Play Store.




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