We’re back with a fresh piece of advice about using Google Calendar. We are all familiar with the Google Calendar app that comes with Android smartphones. But have you ever considered that it is more than just a calendar app?
This means that it includes a lot of features that you can adore because they help to reduce stress in your life. In a similar manner, we’ll discuss one of its functionalities with you. We all are aware that there are two different types of modes: light and dark.
All applications and phones come pre-enabled in light mode when we purchase a new phone. Most individuals download third-party programs to darken their phone’s dashboard and applications merely for aesthetic sake.
The majority of programs allow you to switch between modes, and the Google Calendar application is no exception. You can choose the light or dark mode you want to use with the help of this feature of the app.
We’ll walk you through the process step-by-step, and we’ll also include screenshots to make it easier for you to follow along, so you can select the mode.
From the settings menu of the Google Calendar app, select General. There is a Theme tab in your general settings as well. You can select System default, Light, or Dark from this menu by tapping it.
Use this Google Calendar tip to change the mode of the app of your choice.
Google Messages adds waveforms to Voice Recorder UI
Instead of holding down the mic to record, you will now see a panel with a start/stop button and options to cancel, delete, or attach the recording. You will also see a waveform and a timer while recording, and you can play back the recording before sending it.
The voice messages preview will also show a waveform between the play/pause button and the timer, making it more noticeable than the current straight line.
These changes are not widely available yet, but some users have reported seeing them on their phones. These new changes are part of a bigger redesign that Google is working on for Messages, which includes a revamped home screen that is still in beta testing. Google might announce new features soon.
Google Weather with new Dynamic User Interface starts rolling out
Google has started releasing a new Dyanamic UI for its Weather app to bring a more consistent and modern look to the weather information on Android phones. The new Google Weather UI was first spotted on the Pixel Tablet and Pixel Fold, according to tipster Mishaal Rahman. And, in the last few days, some Pixel phone users have also reported seeing the new UI on their devices.
Interestingly, some Samsung smartphone users have also claimed to have the new UI on their phones, suggesting that the rollout is not exclusive to Google devices.
The new UI has a darker and more professional look than the previous one, and it still features the cute frog character that changes according to the weather conditions.
The new Google Weather UI is still not widely available, and it seems that Google is testing it with a small number of users before rolling it out to everyone. However, it is not clear when Google will roll out the new UI to all users, but we will keep you updated on any developments.
Android 14 to bring new gestures for stylus and trackpad users
Google is continuously delivering new features and improvements for Android devices through the Play Store and Play System updates. These updates affect core OS components, apps such as Play Services, and more. At the moment, the company is releasing a September 2023 Play System update for Android users.
According to the latest information through 9to5Google, Android 14 will add new gestures for stylus and trackpad users in the web browser. These gestures will improve the browsing experience and productivity. For example, you can swipe left or right with your stylus or trackpad to go back or forward in the browser history. You can also zoom in or out, scroll, and select text with ease.
To update the Play Store, tap your avatar in the corner, then “Settings.” Under the About” section, you’ll see an option to “Update Play Store.” To update the Play System, go to the Settings app, then About phone > Android version > Google Play system update.