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By spielnicht, Senior Member on 23rd October 2018, 12:19 PM
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All of a sudden my phone decided to enable the dark theme yesterday and I can't get it to go back to the light theme. I did not change my wallpaper - still on the default actually.

I've tried forcing it to go light under Settings > Display > Theme > Light but to no avail.

Anyone else running into this? How do I resolve without being forced into resetting the entire phone?
 
 
23rd October 2018, 02:34 PM |#2  
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All of a sudden my phone decided to enable the dark theme yesterday and I can't get it to go back to the light theme. I did not change my wallpaper - still on the default actually.

I've tried forcing it to go light under Settings > Display > Theme > Light but to no avail.

Anyone else running into this? How do I resolve without being forced into resetting the entire phone?

Try changing wall papers and reboot a few times.
23rd October 2018, 02:51 PM |#3  
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Just tried that, but no luck.

The strange thing is that it's only the quick settings panel and volume/power panel. Folders are showing up correctly.

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Try changing wall papers and reboot a few times.

24th October 2018, 02:57 AM |#4  
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I also have the same issue. I had mine set to auto and it randomly switched over to dark.
24th October 2018, 03:15 PM |#5  
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I've been on dark theme since I got my Pixel 3 but this morning I switched it to automatic and my app drawer, and Google discover feed turned white based on my wallpaper but the volume UI as well as quick tiles stayed black. I switched for forced white, rebooted several times and it's still not completely white as it's supposed to be. Hope someone comes up with a solution.
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I've been on dark theme since I got my Pixel 3 but this morning I switched it to automatic and my app drawer, and Google discover feed turned white based on my wallpaper but the volume UI as well as quick tiles stayed black. I switched for forced white, rebooted several times and it's still not completely white as it's supposed to be. Hope someone comes up with a solution.

I really don't know if this will help, but, have you tried removing or adding some of the QS icons and then rebooting. What the heck, worth a try I reckon.
24th October 2018, 03:47 PM |#7  
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I really don't know if this will help, but, have you tried removing or adding some of the QS icons and then rebooting. What the heck, worth a try I reckon.

That was a good suggestion, I also thought of that and unfortunately it didn't work. When you pull down QS and click the edit button there is even a reset option in the top right which I tried as well. Changed wallpapers several times, rebooted the phone both regularly as well as into safe mode. Still stays in dark theme. It has to be something server side Google accidentally did similar to recently when they accidentally switched all Pixel phones to battery saver mode over night. Who knows, hoping it gets fixed soon.
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That was a good suggestion, I also thought of that and unfortunately it didn't work. When you pull down QS and click the edit button there is even a reset option in the top right which I tried as well. Changed wallpapers several times, rebooted the phone both regularly as well as into safe mode. Still stays in dark theme. It has to be something server side Google accidentally did similar to recently when they accidentally switched all Pixel phones to battery saver mode over night. Who knows, hoping it gets fixed soon.

Bummer man. Hopefully the googleites will get it resolved for you all. If your bootloader unlocked, have you tried fastbooting the factory image. Or, factory resetting?
24th October 2018, 08:56 PM |#9  
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I'm glad I'm not alone. I ended up resetting the phone. Hopefully a fix is in the works cause I ain't resetting again.
25th October 2018, 06:47 PM |#10  
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All of a sudden my phone decided to enable the dark theme yesterday and I can't get it to go back to the light theme. I did not change my wallpaper - still on the default actually.

I've tried forcing it to go light under Settings > Display > Theme > Light but to no avail.

Anyone else running into this? How do I resolve without being forced into resetting the entire phone?

Just had this issue this morning.
I figured it out that, if you go into Android Messages app, and disable Dark theme in that app, then the System UI changes back to the Light theme, (if that is what is selected, or should be using based on wallpaper)

I have already reported this to Google, and they had an engineer work with me to get a Bug Report sent to them.
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26th October 2018, 11:25 AM |#11  
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OMG you're right. I just tried it. Looks like the Messenger update pushed last night to my phone doesn't address the issue yet.
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