Microsoft Office for Android is a handy little program that integrates the features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint into a single app. Apart from putting the finest of the Microsoft suite under one roof, it also includes a slew of other features, such as OCR scanning, text and file conversion, and sharing, all of which have become indispensable tools in the toolbox.
The Office app may now also be set to dark mode. Many apps have recently been upgraded to include the ability to switch to a dark theme, which is a popular option that allows users to change the app background to a greyish-black to prevent being strained by the brilliant whites while working late at night. – and Microsoft has finally caught up with the trend.
However, only the Android app, for now, has received the built-in dark mode support. This is what it looks like:
Here’s how you can schedule the Dark Mode to turn on from Sunset to Sunrise.
1. Turn on Dark Mode on Office for Android
To enable Office’s Dark mode, open the Office App and tap on your Profile icon at the top left corner.
Then go to Settings.
Tap on Theme under “Display Preferences.
By default, the theme is set to System Default. You can choose Dark if you want to keep it on all the time regardless of time.
Or you can keep it at System Default and schedule it to start at a particular time.
Note: You will have to reset the app to apply the new theme.
2. Schedule the Office Dark Mode from Sunset to Sunrise
Now, in order for the Office app to go dark automatically after sunset, you have to schedule your system to do so first. The option for it is found inside the Settings application. There, tap on Display.
Tap Dark theme.
Then tap on Schedule.
And Turns on from sunset to sunrise.
From sunset to sunrise, your system’s display and Microsoft Office will switch to the Dark theme.
This dark mode setting is not only useful for reducing eye strain while working at night, but it also saves battery life and allows you to work for longer periods of time.