Microsoft brings dark mode to OneDrive on iOS, other Office apps to follow

Microsoft brings dark mode to OneDrive on iOS, other Office apps to follow
Microsoft promised not long ago that once Apple releases iOS 13, it will add a dark mode to many of its apps. Now that Apple's system-wide dark mode is making its way to all compatible iPhones, Microsoft confirmed OneDrive users on iOS now benefit from the previously announced feature.

If you haven't read our previous report regarding Microsoft's plans for its Office apps, we'll just let you know that OneDrive is just one of the many apps that the Redmond-based company plans to update with important visual changes, including a full-fledged dark theme.

The entire Office suite is expected to receive a dark mode that will feature the same color. It's meant to give these apps some uniformity while reducing eye strain and improving battery life. Three other Office apps are expected to receive a dark theme in the coming days – Word, Excel and PowerPoint, although exact release dates for these updates aren't available yet.

Meanwhile, another Microsoft app, Outlook has just received a small update on Android, which allows users to compress video files that exceed the attachment limit. There's a new option in Outlook that will let you do that before you send a video as an attachment.

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5 Comments

1. tbreezy

Posts: 52; Member since: Aug 11, 2019

I love how quickly many major app developers jumped to quickly do Dark Mode for iOS and yet have taken their time with Android despite many Androids supporting dark mode for the last 2 years. Goes to show that Apple still sets the trend. More major apps will support Apple Dark Mode than Android Dark Mode.

2. IAMBLCKJ3ZUS

Posts: 417; Member since: Sep 29, 2015

I hate be that guy but as much as a pixel knight I am. The problem is to many different phones in Android dual screen phones, foldable phones, phones running on different processors. Only way they could be quick with releasing apps is to put app out for only for the highest end of snapdragon and all else would suffer.

3. gadgetpower

Posts: 283; Member since: Aug 23, 2019

This is how i love apple. When they start putting features, everyone follows.

4. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3150; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

I hate to break it to you but Microsoft stated the dark theme 9 years ago with Windows Phone 7. It’s Microsoft who’s been waiting for Apple and Google to catch up.

5. Ankitm

Posts: 9; Member since: Mar 04, 2014

Yes.. and those native dark apps were amazing. Wish we had that platform still.

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