To address issues related to Google Maps Dark Mode not working on Android, follow these troubleshooting steps:

  1. Update the Google Maps app: Ensure you have the latest version of the Google Maps app installed. Outdated versions could lead to functionality issues.


    1. Open the Play Store app.
    2. Tap your profile icon > Manage apps & devices.
    3. Find Google Maps in the list and check for available updates.
    4. Update the app if necessary.
  2. Restart your device: Sometimes, a simple restart can resolve temporary glitches.

  3. Check for conflicting settings: Verify that both the Google Maps app and your device's overall theme are set correctly.


    1. Open Google Maps.
    2. Tap your profile photo in the top right corner.
    3. Go to Settings > Theme.
    4. Set the theme to Always in Light Theme, and confirm that the Map Display under Navigation Settings is set to Day (not Automatic).
  4. Force quit the app: Occasionally, closing and reopening the app resolves unexpected behaviors.

If none of these solutions work, consider the following additional actions:

  • Uninstall and reinstall the Google Maps app.
  • Check for specific known issues, such as those discussed in the Android Auto context, where the app might persistently remain in Dark Mode despite user preferences due to a bug in certain versions. Avoid updating to problematic versions or look for future patch releases.

Remember that if the issue persists, reporting the problem via the Google Maps feedback mechanism within the app or contacting Google Support directly would be beneficial.