You can enable Dark Mode in Google Docs for apps in Android and iOS as well as browsers, but the step differs based on the device. It is an interface of Google Docs where the text appears on a dark/black background. It makes documents and presentations easier to view and also makes it quick to perceive even in a low-light environment. However, collaborators won’t be able to see the theme that you have chosen.
Let’s dive in to learn about the step-by-step process if you want to enable Dark Mode in Google Docs.
The Benefit of Using Dark Mode on Google Docs
Here are the benefits of enabling Dark Mode on Google Docs:
- You can make the Google Docs look more attractive by enabling the Dark mode.
- While using Google Docs in a dark room, it gets quite comfortable.
- It also helps you not to put strain on your eyes while you are using the writing tool.
Enable Dark Mode in Google Docs on iPhone and iPad
Download the Google Docs app on your iPhone or iPad. Usually, the application comes in-built. Next, open the Google Docs app, tap on Options, present at the upper left corner of the app, and then select Settings. Now, tap on Theme and select Dark. Instantly, Google Docs will turn into Dark Mode.
Enable Dark Mode in Google Docs on Android
Download and enable the Google Docs app. Next, tap on Options, present in the upper left corner of the app. Select Settings and highlight Choose Theme. From the list of options, you need to select either Dark or System Default. Wait for a second and the Google Doc will turn to Dark Mode.
Enable Dark Mode in Google Docs on the Computer
You cannot get the built-in dark mode for Google Docs on the computer and so you need to get a third-party extension. Get to the Chrome browser and look for the Google Docs Dark Mode extension page. Next, click on Add to Chrome. A pop-up will appear, where you have to click on the option Add Extension. As you click on it, it will automatically get downloaded and installed. Next, you have to reload the Google Docs windows and wait for the extension to take effect.
Enable Dark Mode on Google Chrome
You can use Google Chrome on the desktop to enable the Dark Mode in Google Docs, but this process will turn all the websites into Dark Mode.
You need to use the Chrome flag feature to enable the Drak mode, so type “chrome://flags” in the address bar which is present at the top of the Google Chrome browser. Next, in the search box, you need to locate Dark Mode. Next to the Force Dark Mode option, click on the drop-down menu to get to the Web Contents and next select Enabled. You will get a prompt on Chrome, where you will be asked to relaunch the browser and the changes will be applied.
However, before you click on Relaunch, make sure that there is no unsaved work in the browser. Wait for a few seconds and you will find that when you open the Google Docs website, the page has turned black and when you type, the font color will be white.
Enable Dark Mode on Microsoft Edge
You can also forcibly turn on the Dark Mode for the Microsoft Edge which supports the Dark Mode flag. So, get to the Microsoft Edge browser and type “edge://flags” in the address bar. Next, click on the Enter option, and in the search bar type in “dark mode”. Next to the “Auto Dark Mode for web content” option, you will find a drop-down menu, click on it and select Enabled. Finally, when the popup appears at the bottom of the screen, you have to click on Restart. Usually, after this change, Microsoft Edge will display all websites in Dark Mode. However, some websites are designed to display the Dark Mode, so there is a possibility that the content won’t be displayed properly.
How to Change the Colour of the Page in Google Docs?
To change the color of the page in Google Docs, go to the Google Docs Site and enter the email address and password. Next, select Page Setup, choose a color, and select OK. However, you can also customize the color by clicking on Custom and clicking on the label Hue, where you will get the option to choose a specific shade. Next, select a preferred color and click on OK. You will find that your chosen color is now the background color of the document.
Can all the Google Apps Appear in Dark Mode?
If you are using an Android phone, running on version 10 or later, then you can enable the system-wide Dark Mode for the device, where all the Google apps will automatically launch in Dark Mode. But, if you have Android version 9 or earlier, then you need to go to the Google app, select the More option, and tap on Settings to make the necessary changes.
What are the Alternative Apps that Can be Used in Drak Mode?
The best alternatives of Google Docs that you can use in Dark Mode are NightEye, Notepad, and Microsoft Word.