12-04-2018 01:04 PM
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  1. Moondoggy's Avatar
    This is kind of an FYI and perhaps a bit of a complaint about my Pixel 3.

    Yesterday the "Contacts" app was updated on my phone and that app now has the dark theme available. After the update I clicked the icon in the lower half right hand corner of the screen expecting to see the dark theme background only to find that the background was still white. Subsequently I started poking around and clicked on the Contacts Icon in the list of files and found it had the dark theme background. To make long story short I discovered that Pixel 3 owners have 2 separate but almost identical apps that perform similar but not identical functions. The main difference is that there is no seperate app on the Pixel 3 for voicemail as that functionality is built into the Phone app but not available on the Contacts app. The Contacts App appears to be more robust than the contacts on the Phone app. Bottom line is seems strange to me that both of these apps are required (i.e. cannot be uninstalled). Seems to me that Google should have created a separate app for voicemail and defaulted to Contacts as the address book/dialer or have added the voicemail functionality to Contacts or maybe update the Phone app with the dark theme.. Just venting a bit as I think this is strange to have 2 required apps on the phone that are so similar.
    11-30-2018 08:39 PM
  2. Mike Dee's Avatar
    I typically only use the phone app. The contacts apps appears to some additional functions to manage contacts
    12-01-2018 10:39 AM
  3. Beachboy63's Avatar
    Both of my contacts - phone and separate app - are dark themed. Both have a black background.
    12-01-2018 10:47 AM
  4. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Both of my contacts - phone and separate app - are dark themed. Both have a black background.
    Same here.....I think I did something for that to happen but don't recall
    12-01-2018 11:32 AM
  5. Beachboy63's Avatar
    I think I did something as well because, thinking back, the contacts option in my phone app stayed white initially. I did something to change it to dark but cannot recall what I did either.
    Same here.....I think I did something for that to happen but don't recall
    12-01-2018 11:37 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have my contact app dark theme , didn't see the option for phone app?
    12-01-2018 11:42 AM
  7. billchat's Avatar
    I have my contact app dark theme , didn't see the option for phone app?
    This is what I have too.
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    12-01-2018 11:48 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    This is what I have too.
    Guess they didn't update it yet
    12-01-2018 11:50 AM
  9. dmxjago's Avatar
    I've had both the phone app and contacts app for about 2 weeks. I don't remember which but one them received the dark theme first, but I can confirm both on dark theme.
    I have my contact app dark theme , didn't see the option for phone app?
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    12-01-2018 11:54 AM
  10. billchat's Avatar
    Contact app = black.
    Contacts thru phone app = white
    12-01-2018 11:54 AM
  11. mustang7757's Avatar
    for original poster , I don't know why they don't combine the 2 apps together , it's like this on every phone I have .
    12-01-2018 11:54 AM
  12. dmxjago's Avatar
    I agree I never ever use the contacts app. I have the Dialer/phone app on my main screen and I click it when I need to dial a # manually, dial one of my favorite contacts and if I need to look up a contact I click on the contacts tab from the dialer/phone app.
    for original poster , I don't know why they don't combine the 2 apps together , it's like this on every phone I have .
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    12-01-2018 11:57 AM
  13. billchat's Avatar
    Guess they didn't update it yet
    Seems not all phones get updates at the same time. Depends on how well you are liked by the Pixel Gods.
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    12-01-2018 11:58 AM
  14. mustang7757's Avatar
    I agree I never ever use the contacts app. I have the Dialer/phone app on my main screen and I click it when I need to dial a # manually, dial one of my favorite contacts and if I need to look up a contact I click on the contacts tab from the dialer/phone app.
    Exactly
    12-01-2018 11:59 AM
  15. mustang7757's Avatar
    Seems not all phones get updates at the same time. Depends on how well you are liked by the Pixel Gods.
    I figured by time I got my phone back it be updated
    12-01-2018 11:59 AM
  16. dmxjago's Avatar
    Actually now that I think about it I've opted in for the beta version of the phone app so I probably receive it ahead of it being pushed to the general public. You can go-to the play store search for the app and sign up to be part of the beta for the phone app.
    Seems not all phones get updates at the same time. Depends on how well you are liked by the Pixel Gods.
    billchat likes this.
    12-01-2018 12:01 PM
  17. billchat's Avatar
    for original poster , I don't know why they don't combine the 2 apps together , it's like this on every phone I have .
    I have, and always had, both Contacts and Phone icons on the desktop. Been messing around with them, see no need for both.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    12-01-2018 12:02 PM
  18. dmxjago's Avatar
    See attached I'm part of the beta for the phone app and why I most likely receive it right away.
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    12-01-2018 12:02 PM
  19. mustang7757's Avatar
    See attached I'm part of the beta for the phone app and why I most likely receive it right away. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6af6f8f78d.jpg
    Yes that's why u have it
    12-01-2018 12:05 PM
  20. billchat's Avatar
    Actually now that I think about it I've opted in for the beta version of the phone app so I probably receive it ahead of it being pushed to the general public. You can go-to the play store search for the app and sign up to be part of the beta for the phone app.
    I can't find it in Play Store on my phone - Pixel 3 64 GB
    12-01-2018 12:08 PM
  21. mustang7757's Avatar
    I can't find it in Play Store on my phone - Pixel 3 64 GB
    Go to your phone app in play store and scroll down it's option to be a beta tester
    12-01-2018 12:10 PM
  22. billchat's Avatar
    Go to your phone app in play store and scroll down it's option to be a beta tester
    Very sneaky - thanks - sign up in progress........................
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    12-01-2018 12:15 PM
  23. dmxjago's Avatar
    Glad you found it. :-)
    Very sneaky - thanks - sign up in progress........................
    12-01-2018 12:18 PM
  24. Mike Dee's Avatar
    See attached I'm part of the beta for the phone app and why I most likely receive it right away. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...6af6f8f78d.jpg
    I had it without the beta but I thought I was already on beta which is confusing me.
    12-01-2018 12:18 PM
  25. billchat's Avatar
    Glad you found it. :-)
    Says I'll be able to "update to the beta version if it is available" - time will tell if it is still available.

    I'm a Beta Dude now - black theme and all -
    12-01-2018 12:21 PM
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