In Google Docs, the dark mode defaults to a light theme in most cases, but there’s an easy way to enable dark mode on Android, iPhone, and iPad, and even in dark mode in Google Docs Chrome while writing on your computer. We’ll show you how.
While we’ll be focusing on google docs dark mode, you should know that the steps are exactly the same for Google Sheets and Google Slides.
If you’re a fan of dark mode google docs and your workflow involves using Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides, rejoice because google docs dark mode has recently rolled out a new feature that brings dark theme support to its, Sheets and Slides apps. A dark theme not only saves your device’s battery but is also easy on the eyes so that whenever you look at the screen, it doesn’t feel uncomfortable. So, by following this guide, you can learn how to enable dark mode on google drive dark mode Sheets and Slides on Android, iOS, and the web.
google drive dark mode recently launched a dark mode option for its, Sheets, and Slides apps, and how to turn them on and off is easier than you’d think.
google drive dark mode for all its wonders, is of course not to everyone’s tastes. And that’s ok. Personally, though, I prefer it as it’s less harsh on my eyes. I’m already staring at a bright PC monitor all day. So I don’t need the blinding light from a totally white phone screen too.
If you’re like me and tons of other users and prefer google docs dark mode in your apps, here’s how to get dark mode set up in these ones from google docs dark mode’s G Suite offerings.
Enable Dark Mode in Google Docs on Google Chrome
dark mode google docs on desktop (Windows, Mac, and Linux) allows you to enable dark mode in Google Docs (but do remember that this method forces dark mode on all websites). Follow these steps, but beware that, at the time of writing, it’s hidden behind a Chrome flag.
In the address bar at the top of your Google Chrome browser, type
Use the search box at the top to look for “Force Dark Mode.”
Click the drop-down menu next to Force Dark Mode for Web Contents and select “Enabled.”
Chrome will show you a prompt asking you to relaunch the browser to apply these changes. Make sure that you don’t have any unsaved work in the browser, and then click “Relaunch.”
Open the dark mode google docs and you’ll see that the page color is now black and that the font color is now white.
How to turn on a dark theme for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides
- Only available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps
- You can manually turn on dark mode in settings
Through phone system settings
Install or update to the latest version of the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app on your device.
Once the new update arrives, these apps will use the default theme of your operating system. So, if your phone is set to the system-wide dark theme, the apps will appear dark. To use Google’s dark theme on your Android phone, just go to the system setting (Settings > Display > Theme) and enable Dark theme. To use Apple’s dark mode on your iPhone, go to Settings > Display & Brightness > and select Dark to turn on Dark Mode.
Through the apps themselves
Users with older phones that are running older OS versions will likely have to go the manual route, as they can’t enable system-wide dark mode in the latest version of Android and iOS. Luckily, Google lets you manually toggle between the new dark mode and old light mode under settings in the Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides apps. Just open the app, go to Menu in the corner, then select Settings, go to Choose Theme, and tap Dark.
Equally, you can use this method to turn off dark mode when it’s triggered by the system-wide dark mode, so if you want your Google Docs to be light instead, you can make that happen.
What happens in the dark themes in each Google app?
Google Docs is your basic yet powerful word document creating program. If you’ve activated dark mode in Google Docs, the color of your white background and your dark words will swap places. The background will end up black and the words in that document will turn white.
Links and any fonts that you’ve colored will remain the same color as they did before. If the links were blue before, then chances are, they will continue to be blue. All your onscreen options will be similar to a black or grey background and white text.
Some would say this makes the spreadsheet a little difficult to read and some would think otherwise. Go ahead and try it out and tell us what you think. If you don’t like it, it’s simply a toggle away from switching back to normal.
Google Slides is your alternative to Microsoft’s Powerpoint. It may not be as feature-rich as Powerpoint but if you are not a Powerpoint power user, then Google Slides should do you well.
Google Slides is a bit different from the 2 above. Slides’ main difference is that because these files are almost entirely designed by the owner, the dark theme does virtually zero changes to the slides in terms of color. This keeps the integrity of slides and helps present them the way they should be.
When will the dark theme be available for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides?
Dark theme for Docs, Sheets, and Slides is now available. It initially launched for Android users but came to iOS in September 2020.