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I always used to have a dark or black Quick Settings (the swipe down menu) but since Android , it's white. And I can't find out how to change it. Invert Colors is not an option, as that messes up all colors on my phone whereas I only want to change the Quick Settings.

When searching on this problem I did find several apps (some of which even require root) to change the theme, but I can't imagine something so trivial really requires a custom app or even root.

Using Oreo 8.1 stock Android with all latest updates, no root.


Upon further searching, I found a partial solution: apparently if you set a "dark" wallpaper for your Home screen, it will automatically show the Quick Settings menu in dark instead of white.

Beats me why this can't just be customised manually, but for your reference: for example with the wallpaper below, I get a dark Quick Settings menu on Oreo 8.1 instead of white.

IMG:

No clue what the criteria may be for a wallpaper to be "dark enough". If there is a definitive solution I'd still love to find out!

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    Similar to using a dark wallpaper, you can kind of "hack" it by using a live wallpaper app that presents a fake background color to the OS, regardless of the actual wallpaper you're using. If that's an acceptable workaround, LWP+ works in my experience: androidcentral.com/… – eldarerathis Jul 17 '18 at 22:46

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