If you rely on Google Maps to help you navigate while driving, then maybe it’s time to celebrate as Google has finally fixed Android Auto’s annoying dark mode issue.
Before the update dropped, Android smartphone users may have noticed that Android Auto always loads Google Maps in dark mode. Even if your smartphone and personal settings were configured, you were forced to follow a dark map on your travels.
Now all light mode fans can rejoice with Google Maps 11.35.1 update. silently fixed the problem (via self-evolution (opens in new tab)). The same site also notes that an official thread of users discussing the issue has been removed by Google, perhaps indicating that the issue is a thing of the past.
While being forced into dark mode was a fairly minor inconvenience, if you’re relying on the service for a long drive, the design might bother you if you think it’s ugly. Also, some users may find the light mode easier to read. So being forced into a different design can make car travel less easy for them.
The update should automatically roll out to all Google Maps users in the next few days if it hasn’t already.
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