We explain step by step how to activate the new dark mode of the Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations apps for Android.
Dark mode is still a primary function for Google, and this time it has been the Android apps of Google Docs, Spreadsheets and Presentations receive the much-requested dark theme. As announced by the company in a statement published on its blog, since July 6 users of these services will begin to receive the dark mode so that they can save battery power and protect their eyes in low light environments.
Dark mode has been the protagonist of many new features in recent months, and even apps like WhatsApp for Android have already introduced it. Although we have had to wait a little longer to enjoy it in the Google Docs apps, it is worth learning how to activate dark mode in Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations, and so we are going to do it.
How to activate the dark mode of Google Docs apps
Google’s productivity apps have become essential services for many users. Whether to write texts, create presentations or make spreadsheets, these tools offer you full functionality, such as using them on different platforms without losing information or the ease of sharing documents with other people.
It was time for such popular services as Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations to receive the dark mode that has been in use for months in other Google tools such as Gmail or Google Play Store. Before moving on to the step-by-step explanation, you should know that if you have dark mode activated on Android, it will be automatically enabled in Google Docs apps.
Without further ado, let’s see how to activate the dark theme in Documents, Spreadsheets and Presentations. The process is the same in the three Android applications.
Open the app of Documents, Spreadsheets or Presentations.
Swipe right to open the side menu and select Adjustments.
In the Themes section, click on Choose theme and select the Dark option. If you choose System Default and your Android is set to dark mode, the app will automatically adapt to this theme. Just by clicking on the Dark option, this mode will be configured, you can now use the Documents, Spreadsheets or Presentations app comfortably in low light environments.
Google Docs apps for Android already have this expected function, which will reach all users progressively. If you still can’t find the Themes option in these Google productivity apps, you only have to wait a few days to enjoy the theme night.
After enabling this function, we recommend increase the security of your Google documents, since the measures applied by Google are not infallible. Your documents may contain private information, so when using Google Docs you must protect your view without neglecting security and privacy.
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