How to disable dark mode on Xiaomi device after receiving MIUI version

Xiaomi devices are getting MIUI update currently with the latest Security Patch. The Xiaomi Redmi 4/4X, Redmi 5 Plus, Redmi Note 5 Pro, Mi 8/8 Pro, and Mi Max 3 are in the list. All these devices have received the MIUI update recently. Meanwhile, the Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2 in China) also gets the MIUI update with April Security Patch. This update brings quite system improvements and new features as well. While some of the devices received the dark mode after this update but there is no simple way to disable it. Here is the guide mentioned on How to disable dark mode on a Xiaomi device after receiving the MIUI version.

It’s worth mentioning that a list of Xiaomi devices is expected to get the Android 9.0 Pie update very soon. Some of the devices already get or started receiving the Pie update globally. While the Redmi Y2 was also included in the list of Pie eligible devices. But recently a revised list has been published by MIUI Beta organizers which indicates the cancellation of update.

How to disable dark mode on Xiaomi device after receiving MIUI version

MIUI for Redmi Y2 (Redmi S2)

Now again, the Chinese OEM has mentioned that Redmi Y2 will get Android Pie in this year. However, there is no confirmation about the release date. The MIUI update is based on Android Oreo for Redmi Y2.

The update also fixes issues like ending calls taking longer than expected, call time bubble overlapping notification icons, face unlocks prompt taking longer to disappear, low battery icon missing in landscape mode and incorrect notification badges on WhatsApp. All of these bugs now fixed as confirmed by the brand.

Must Read: Download MIUI Global Stable ROM for Redmi S2 (V10.3.1.0.OEFMIXM)

But soon after the update rolled out, one of the Mi Community Device team’s member informed that it is currently available to limited Redmi Y2 units, and a wider rollout will begin once they receive successful feedback. Here’s what the Device team’s member said:

This update is currently available for some random users and will be available soon after successful feedback.

Though MIUI 10.3.1 is coming as a stable update and has enabled the Dark Mode by default on some devices. Now, the issue is that the users aren’t able to find a proper way to revert back this change. Meanwhile, the factory Reset option won’t work as well. The dark theme will remain the same if you’re updated to MIUI version.

Thanks to one of the Redmi 4X users has shared a trick to disable the dark theme easily. He mentioned that installing the ‘Theme for Telegram’ and then disabling the Dark Mode is possible now.

Steps to disable dark mode on Xiaomi device after receiving MIUI version

In order to disable the native dark mode on a Xiaomi device after receiving the MIUI version update, follow the mentioned steps below:

  • Go to Google Play Store > find and install Theme for Telegram.
  • Then open it and go to Setting > Disable Night Mode.
  • That’s it. At least for this MIUI version, you can disable the night theme for now.

Hope this guide will help you. If you have any queries, write down in the comments below.


  1. Hi, still I couldn’t able to turn off dark mode( even though I installed themes for telegram) so kindly help me to sort out this issue..

  2. for me , this is not working .
    i am using mi max 2 mobile .
    can you please suggest another solution as i am facing lot of problem

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