Google tells developers that Dark Mode saves battery life


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Google announced today that their Android Files Go storage app is being rebranded to the new name of Files by Google and that in less than a year, they have 30 million monthly users all over the world. The same has been showcased by Google in its Android Dev Summit this week via slides that compared the power drawn with many different color backgrounds. While white uses up the most power, black used up the least amount. When an OLED screen displays black, it doesn't really display anything. This is because the individual pixels have less burden on the darker areas of the screen saving the battery life.

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Google also showed a comparison between the original Pixel and the iPhone 7 which is self-explanatory, as long as you're aware of the screen differences between the two devices. YouTube in Dark Mode consumes 14 percent lesser battery when compared to the normal mode and at 100 percent brightness, it consumes 60 percent less battery with the Dark Mode. For those unfamiliar with Dark Mode, this UI setting flips the usual screen set up of dark text on a white background to white text on a dark background.

Files by Google can be downloaded here. By offering the Dark Mode, Goole is trying to help save eyes as well as the battery on the smartphones, unlike its Material Design. Google has now confirmed that the Dark Mode also helps increase battery life on phones. Another reason is that Android models with AMOLED panels save a lot of battery life when Dark Mode is enabled. There are many Android users, like yours truly, who love the look of Dark Mode even under well lit conditions.