iPhone Gmail App and Dark Mode

Camera-M

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On my iPhone 11, Gmail app still doesn't seem to have dark mode available.

However, I've come across someone else with iPhone 7 Plus on iOS 13 who had dark mode available.

Are they rolling this off on to only certain devices?
 

Camera-M

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I just checked and I also don’t have the option on my iPhone 11 Pro.

This article shows how to turn it on, but I don’t even have the theme option in settings despite being on a newer version of the app than the screenshot in the article.
Yes, I seem to have that option missing as well.
 

yegon

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The Gmail app is laughable in terms of feature support. I signed up for Google betas ages ago in the hope I’d get dark mode that way, but nope.

I use Outlook mostly, hats off to MS, proper iOS support, does everything you’d expect from an iOS app and does all the screen stuff on iPad. I have Gmail as a fall back though, Outlook seems to have a recurring bug related to sending attachments that’s never been resolved.
 
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The Gmail app is laughable in terms of feature support. I signed up for Google betas ages in the hope I’d get dark mode that way, but nope.

I use Outlook mostly, hats off to MS, proper iOS support, does everything you’d expect from an iOS app and does all the screen stuff on iPad. I have Gmail as a fall back though, Outlook seems to have a recurring bug related to sending attachments that’s never been resolved.
Does Outlook have push support for Gmail accounts? I switched to using the Gmail app a few years ago when the default iOS mail app stopped supporting push for Gmail.
 
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I'm also not seeing the themes in settings or any other way to turn on dark mode in the Gmail iOS app on my iPhone 11 Pro running iOS 13.3.1.

Google announced this feature in September and said it would be rolling out to users over the next month or two. Many have the feature now, but many don't. And there's been no word from Google in the last month to the effect of "we're still rolling out the feature".

It's super frustrating, since iOS Mail and Outlook and other apps have the feature.