How to Enable Per-App Forced Dark Mode on Android 10

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Android 10 bought a ton of new changes with itself. While some features such as gestural navigations have come with mixed reactions, others like dark mode have been widely welcomed. In addition to the native dark mode, Google has also added a handy developer option that will replace this dark mode, even on unsupported apps. While this is indeed a welcome initiative, it has a minor drawback, however. Enabling it will force all apps installed on your device to adopt this dark mode. You had no say or control over applying it to a particular application. But now there is a third-party app that lets you do just that. You can easily activate the dark mode on a per app basis on Android 10 using it. Here’s how it could be done. On that note, also take a look at the steps to force dark mode in One UI 2.0.

Activate forced dark mode by application on Android 10

There are two ways to perform the steps to activate dark mode by application on Android 10. Those who have a rooted Android device just need to activate an accessibility service after installing the given APK. However, those on a non-root device must have Android SDK and Platform Tools installed on their devices.

Apart from that, they will also need to download an additional ADB script below. APK and shell script provided by XDA Recognized Developer Quinny889, so a huge cry to him. That said, here are the steps to activate forced dark mode by application on Android 10. Also see our guide to activate dark mode in Gmail using GM Dark Theme Enabler.


As already mentioned, rooted users only need to download the APK file, while non-rooted users need to download all three given files. Once done, follow the instructions below to activate forced dark mode per app on Android 10.

Steps to follow

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  1. Activate Developer options and USB debugging on your Android device.
  2. Configure the Android tools and platform on your PC.
  3. Then extract the ADB shell script zip file containing three files and a folder in the Platform Tools folder.
  4. Install the DarQ APK on your device, launch it and press Okay to activate the Accessibility service. Press on To allow to give him the necessary permissions. Until you do, you won’t be able to apply forced dark mode per app on Android 10.
  5. Now head to the shell script folder. Windows users should run the rundarq-windows.bat batch file. Wait a while for the code to run.
  6. Once done, relaunch the application and head to the Activated applications section. By default, you will only see applications installed by the user. To also view system applications, tap the overflow menu and select System applications.
  7. Finally, simply check all the applications in which you want to activate the dark mode. That’s it. No restart required. Just close the darQ application and discover the application on which you have just activated the dark mode.

So, with that, we conclude the guide on how to activate the dark mode by application on Android 10. I tried this application on Flipkart, Paytm, Google Assistant and it worked pretty well. Let us know your experience on the same topic, in the comments section below.

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