How to change theme on Pixel 3

Google’s upcoming flagship Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL come with latest android 9 Pie version. Android Pie has several new added features such as Adaptive battery & brightness, Navigation gestures, App actions, Digital wellbeing, Device theme, overview selection, cutout notch and more. But in this tutorial, I’ll explain you process to change theme on Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 Pie 9.0.

In latest android 9 Pie OS, you can manually change Pixel 3 theme as dark or light you want. By default device theme set as automatically based on wallpaper you set. Set black wallpaper if you want to set dark theme on Pixel 3 XL & Pixel 3, or if set light theme, than set white wallpaper in your Google Pixel 3. Apply below given step by step process to change theme on Pixel 3 Pie 9.0.

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How to change theme on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0

You can find device theme option under display settings on your Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL 9.0.


Step 1: Swipe down notification panel at top of the screen and tap Settings gear icon

Step 2: Tap Display

Google Pixel 3 Advanced settings for change theme

Step 3: Tap Advanced

Device theme in Pixel 3 XL

Step 4: Tap Device theme at end of the page

Change theme on Pixel 3 Pie

Step 5: By default set Automatic (Based on wallpaper) device theme in your android 9 Pie devices.

How to change theme on Pixel 3 XL Pie

Step 6: Choose dark if you want to set dark mode on Pixel 3 9.0 Pie

Manually change Pixel 3 theme as dark or light

Step 7: Choose light if you want to set light theme on Pixel 3 Pie 9.0

Thanks to latest android 9 Pie version to easily set dark mode on Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL and other supported android Pie 9.0 devices. You can also use Pixel launcher to manually change Pixel 3 dark theme or light theme in your device.

To change theme mode, change wallpaper on your latest android Pie 9.0 to see effect in your phone.

How to change Pixel 3 theme using wallpaper

Step 1: Long press the blank space on your Pixel 3 Pie home screen

You can see home settings, widgets and wallpapers options.

Step 2: Tap Wallpapers

A different category wallpapers for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Also set gallery photo as Google Pixel 3 wallpaper to set dark mode or light mode.

Change Pixel 3 theme using wallpaper

Step 3: Select black wallpaper for dark mode or white wallpaper for light theme

Step 4: Tap Set wallpaper at upper right corner of the screen

Step 5: Choose from Home screen or Lock screen or Both

Now change your Pixel 3 status bar theme, app drawer background and your phone background effects.

And that’s it. We hope this makes it clear how to change theme on Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Pie 9.0. Do you have any other android 9 Pie tips you want to share? Tell us in below comment box.

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