Microsoft has started to update Outlook on the iPhone and Android, in addition to the look of the Office web apps for dark mode. While in iOS the change will happen with the arrival of iOS 13, in Android the change in dark mode can happen before, even when the power saving mode is activated.
The sad part of this news is that the launch is gradual and, in my tests, I was unable to change the look on Android apps or even Office.com. Microsoft’s promise is to leave the Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, OneDrive, Planner and To-Do apps in dark mode on Android and iOS.
The same option will appear in the web version of all Office products, which includes Outlook, OneDrive, Planner, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Skype. On the iPhone the change follows one of the new features of iOS 13, which is the dark mode. In Android, an extra feature was added, and it is responsible for darkening the programs interface at the same time that the battery saving mode is activated.
On both platforms, all Office apps will follow the operating system’s orientation to dark mode, which is done within the settings and will be available from iOS 13 and Android 10 – on some devices with Android 9 Pie this setting too is present.
There is still no date set for all users to be less tired (and save battery) in these applications, but the novelty is already being distributed at this time. So it’s important to keep apps up to date.
With information: Microsoft.