Darkinator - The Darkmode chan

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About this app

This App simply allows you to choose two different Wallpapers for your phone - one for the regular "Light" mode and one for Dark Mode. Then every time the System theme changes, so does your Wallpaper - just with certain Wallpapers in iOS13 or iOS14.

The App works by using a customizable a Live-Wallpaper. It also allows you to easily share your Wallpapers from other Apps (like the Gallery) with Darkinator.

Furthermore with you are using an older Android Phone which doesn't support the Dark System Theme in Android 10.0 - no problem. For Android 7,8 and 9 I have created a custom quick settings tile that allows you to enable Darkmode. It even works with certain 3rd party Apps. For Android 6 devices you have the option to Toggle Darkmode with a custom Notification.
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Jan 4, 2022

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131 reviews
Sami Prodhan
July 5, 2022
Very simple app. When you change from lights mode to dark mode or vice versa it changes your wallpaper to the wallpapers you decide. Works. Simple to use. Does have ads but no video ones. Meaning you won't be interupted. Also you will probably only enter the app a few times because after you set it up you don't need to open the app again if you don't want to change youre wallpaper. (It can change youre wallpaper without you opening the app. by the way BTW.)
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November 16, 2021
I've only seen 2-3 similar apps since the introduction of System Dark/Light themes in Android 10. Don't know why that idea isn't popular amongst the wallpaper changing apps, I think it makes perfect sense. In the future, would be great, though, if there was a slideshow option – setting 2 different folders with images for dark and for light mode, images in the folders changing based on user defined timerange. So, there would be a 2 different slideshows during the day and during the night
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Dante Lectro
January 28, 2022
Thanks for making this. When the system does a scheduled theme switch, Darkinator often doesn't follow suit. It also doesn't always recover after having been paused by extreme battery saver. I have to manually switch the system theme a couple times to make Darkinator change the wallpaper. Doesn't work at all from the lock screen. I'm on Android 12, Jan. '22., Pixel 4a. It might be useful if there was a way in the app to submit logs or something to see what's going wrong.
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September 2, 2021
Hi, thanks for your feedback. I am currently working on optimizations to reduce memory consumption (ngl, I am quite surprised myself it needs this much). The "confusing" UI part is something I can't fix (without the App needing adb rights)

What's new

- new installations don't need file read permission anymore on Android 10 or newer
- (hopefully) fixed crash on Google and Samsung devices (I couldn't reproduce it myself)
- better handling for large images (tested with 40mb Sony RAW images)

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