How to enable dark mode in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Google has gradually started to introduce the dark theme for its docs, sheets and slides Android devices starting July 6, 2020. The dark theme basically makes your text, icons, and user interface light on a dark background. This means that the text is easy to read even in poor lighting conditions, without putting too much strain on your eye muscles. As an added bonus, using the dark theme on your devices can also help you extend battery life. It’s an extremely useful feature for anyone who is used to working in low-light or night-time environments.

Since support for the dark theme is provided on Android devices, it may take some time for the update to roll out globally. If you don’t see this setting on your device right away, don’t panic. Just like others Software updates It can take a few weeks for Dark Mode to appear in Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets on any Android device. Just make sure you have updated your apps on the Google Play Store.

Now comes a question: How do I enable dark mode in Google Docs, Slides and Sheets? There are two ways to do this. First, if you’ve enabled system-wide dark mode on your Android device, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides will be adjusted automatically without you having to play any additional settings. Alternatively, you can go to each app on your Android device and turn on the dark theme in Google Docs, Google Slides, and Google Sheets apps individually. It’s worth noting that the dark theme for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides isn’t available for iPhone and iPad still.

How do I activate the dark theme for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides?

Once the Dark Theme feature is available for your Android device, you will see a new option called Choose the subject in the settings of the apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides.

Follow the steps below to enable the dark theme on your Android smartphone or tablet:

  1. Open the Google Docs, Slides, or Sheets app.
  2. Tap the Menu button (three horizontal lines) present in the upper left corner.
  3. Choose settings
  4. Tap Choose the subject
  5. Now choose Dark, light or system standard .

Preview your documents or sheets in light mode

If you have activated dark mode in your apps, your documents and sheets will automatically be adapted to this theme. If you want to look through your documents to see how they appear on a light theme, this is a quick way to do it.

  1. Go to the Google Docs or Sheets app on your Android smartphone or tablet.
  2. Open the document or sheet you want to view.
  3. Now, Tap More (three dots) present in the upper right corner.
  4. Choose Show in light design .


Dark mode support for Google Sheets, Slides, and Docs will be available to all G Suite customers and users with personal Gmail accounts. The feature was released on July 6, 2020 and it may take a few weeks (at least two weeks) for Dark Mode to become available to Android users.

Dark mode has become an extremely useful feature for users. Over the years, Google has added dark theme support to many of its first-party apps, including Gmail, Google Calendar, and the Google app. Many technical apps, including FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter, and Whatsapp support dark mode.

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