How to Enable Dark Theme in OneDrive App for Android

OneDrive is Microsoft’s own cloud storage service that Windows 10 users are very familiar with as OneDrive app comes pre-installed on all Windows 10 computers. It offers 5GB of free cloud storage for all users who have any Microsoft account. If you subscribe for Microsoft Office 365 then it automatically gives you 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage.

Needless to mention that OneDrive is available for almost all the popular platforms including iOS and Android. If you are using OneDrive on your Android devices, then now you can switch to the dark theme in OneDrive app. This dark theme has been added to the version  6.0.1 of the OneDrive app that was released on March 12th, 2020. This version also brings  fluid icons that work with both the light and dark themes.

You can easily switch between light or dark themes in OneDrive app for Android in this manner:

  1. Launch OneDrive app in your Android device and tap on the Me icon in the lower-right corner.
  2. On the “Me” screen displayed, tap on Settings.Dark Theme for OneDrive App
  3. On the “Settings” screen, tap on Themes.
  4. Now you can manually pick dark theme, light theme or let the system decide the theme for you.Dark Theme for OneDrive App

When you choose System Default for theme option, it will use either light or dark theme whatever is enabled in the Android settings. Even though OneDrive app version 6.0.1 supports Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), this option (System Default setting) won’t really work in smartphones running Android 6.x or 7.x since the ability to set Android themes appeared only after Android 9 (Pie), but you can still try. Another option for the smartphones running older versions of Android is to use third-party dark theme apps that can add some level of dark theme to your Android device. But in order to enjoy the dark theme in OneDrive app, you should have at least Android 8.0 (Oreo) or Android 9.0 (Pie).