The Gmail app was one among Google's last Android applications to urge a native dark mode, and it took even longer for the planning to seem for everybody during a server-side rollout. Now the choice to vary themes has gone missing for a few people.
We've received a couple of tips from readers about the theme setting disappearing on Gmail version 2019.12.30.289507923, leaving only the default white design. There also are many reports on Twitter, Reddit, and other social media sites.
The official Gmail Twitter account hasn't offered any explanation for the bug, only directing people to a generic support document. Most of the reports seem to be coming from Pixel owners (cue the jokes about Pixel bugs), though some OnePlus devices also are affected. Some claim that rebooting their phone has fixed the difficulty .
Here's hoping this bug gets resolved soon — my retinas can't take far more of Google's white applications.