Google App' Joins The Dark Mode Clique, Firm Commences Roll-Out Of eSIM

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The Google mobile app has joined the 'Dark Mode Clique' with starting with its mobile app and this will only be available on Android and iOS 13 devices. This update is coming a year after the tech giant other apps like Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Fit have been accustomed to the theme.

Aside from the mobile app, Google Maps are still missing the feature. iOS and Android both began supporting dark mode at a system-level last year. After updating the google mobile app, the dark mode will be automatically activated, however, this is subject to change by user i.e users can switch between themes. The update is available only on the Google App on Android 10 and iOS 12/13. The dark mode, is a battery-saving feature which has come to stay with Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, among others all benefiting from it.

Moving away from the dark mobile app, Google is rolling out the ability to use Google Fi via eSIM for existing customers of the cellular service on iOS, assuming their iPhone supports it (via 9to5Google). You’ll need the latest version of the Google Fi iOS app and an iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, 11 series, or 2020 SE, as those phones offer Dual SIM functionality. Google added eSIM support for new Google Fi customers last month.

Although the release notes for yesterday’s Google Fi iOS update say that “you can now activate Fi via eSIM on select iPhone devices,” some Google Fi users on Reddit have had to uninstall their Google Fi app and follow the instructions on the Google Fi website to add a cellular plan to their iPhone to get eSIM to work. Google hasn’t replied to a request for comment about when eSIM for current Google Fi customers on iOS might be rolled out more broadly.