Google docs night mode

Google docs night mode

Most of us are used to the Night Mode on every application and device. So how you can extend this trend and use it on Google Docs? This sheds light on Google Docs Night Mode.

  • You can enable Google Docs Dark Mode on your PC, Android device, iPhone, etc.
  • To turn on dark mode in Google Docs (On PC/Computer), Open the chrome browser and Go to the Google Docs Extension page for Dark mode –> Click on Add to chrome button.
  • Enable dark mode in Google Docs (on Android/iPhone), Open Docs App –> tap on three-bar menu –> tap settings –> tap choose theme –> select “Dark” option.

Night / Dark mode as we know is a UI design aspect of devices that change the Background light from the traditional light color to a darker tone. This tone ranges from grey to black depending on the device and application.

Getting Dark mode in Google Docs

Google Docs like other applications doesn’t have an option to change the theme. So, changing it to Dark mode directly from Docs itself from your PC is not possible. But this does not mean you cannot enjoy the benefits of Dark mode.

There are two ways to change the theme both include adding an extension to your browser. In order to choose the extension, access themes from the settings of your browser.

We have listed ways in which it can be done in Google Chrome and Firefox Browsers.

How To Make Google Docs Dark Mode On PC

To turn on dark mode in Google Docs on a PC/Computer, Follow the below 4 simple steps.

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your Computer.
  2. Navigate to Google Docs Extension page for Dark mode.
  3. Click on the Add to chrome button to add the extension to your Chrome browser.
How to turn on dark mode in Google Docs on a PC

4. Finally, click on the Add extension button and you are done.

How to turn on dark mode in Google Docs on your computer

Refresh/ Reload your Google Docs page to see the changes.

How to use Google Docs dark mode on Android devices

Switching to night mode from a computer is a little complicated as the user is required to change the theme of the browser by adding an extension. There are app-specific add ons available but again downloading and using these extensions takes time.

On phones, however, it is fairly simple to switch to dark mode in Google Docs.

In order to use dark theme in Google Docs on your Android device

  1. Open the Docs app on your phone.
  2. Tap on the three-bar menu as highlighted below.
Google Docs night mode on Android devices

3. Tap on the Settings option.

How to Enable Dark Mode in Google Docs on Android

4. Tap on the Choose theme option.

How to turn on Google Docs dark mode on Android

5. You will find options like Dark, Light, and the system default. By clicking Dark the theme will automatically switch to Dark mode or night mode.

Select the “Dark” option.

How to use Google Docs dark mode on Android devices

You are done.

How to use Google Docs dark mode on Android devices

Open Docs app –> Horizontal lines –> Settings –> Choose Theme –> Select Dark

How to turn on dark mode in Google Docs on iPhone

Choosing to switch to dark mode in select applications is a feature not available to all devices by apple. They roll out updates that are device-specific and it might take time for the device you own to get included in an update. This being said switching to dark mode on your ios handset is fairly simple.

In order to use dark theme in Google Docs on your iPhone/iPad

  1. Open the Docs app on your iPhone.
  2. Tap on the three-bar menu as highlighted below.
Google Docs night mode on Apple devices (ios)

3. Tap on the Settings option.

How to turn on dark mode in Google Docs on iPhone

4. Tap on the Theme option.

5. Select the “Dark” option and you are done.

Open Docs app –> Horizontal lines –> Settings –> Select Theme –> Choose Dark

Or,

Go to the hamburger menu in Gmail select settings this will give you a range of options. From those choose general settings. Choose Theme and select Dark. this will set the app to Dark mode.

Gmail –> Settings –> General settings –> Theme –> Dark

To revert to the previous mode simply select Gmail > Settings > General settings > Theme > Light

More Approaches to enable dark mode in Google Docs on your Computer

Open your browser, on the extreme right near the profile picture you fill find three vertical dots. These dots will open a drop-down menu to Setting as one of the options.

Open Browser –> customization dots –> Settings

How to turn on dark mode on Google Docs on a PC

The setting menu contains options to change the theme in the Appearance

Settings –> Appearance –> Themes

Clicking themes will open a new window/tab with downloadable options for your browser.

Here you can either download an extension for the browser itself. So that you can move back and forth from dark to light theme for all the sites you visit by just enabling or disabling the extension. Or you could download a specific extension for google docs.

google docs dark mode windows 10

The search results will appear on the right with a description and icon to help pick the extension required.

Once you decide which extension suits your needs best, click on the extension. This will open a detailed description of it along with images. Be sure to view all the images provided in the description box. By doing this you will get a clear idea of how the extension will transfer to your browser.

how to enable dark mode in Google Docs

Installing Dark mode

To install the desired extension simply click on Add to Chrome and it will start downloading. After the download is complete the extension will show up as an icon on the browser. By simply clicking the icon, the extension can be controlled. Night mode or Dark mode can either be enabled or disabled by a single click.

Drak theme suite in google docs
Google docs night mode

Note: We have chosen the Dark Theme Suit as it is easy to use and shows up as an icon near your profile on the browser.

Night mode for google docs

Recently extension and plugin creators have come up with application-specific night / dark mode. These can be used for specific applications instead of changing the theme of all the tabs on the browser. The process to install these extensions are the same as installing one for the browser.

Go to browser settings > Appearance > Themes

Search for application-specific dark mode. In this case, we will look for Google Docs Dark Mode

The search results will be displayed on the right-click the one that interests you. This will open in a new tab where a description of the extension will appear along with photos. Choose the one that best first your needs.

After selection click Add to Chrome this will prompt a download. After downloading the extension will show up as an icon same as the other extension we spoke about earlier.

google docs dark mode theme
Google docs night mode

With these extensions, you can enable and disable night mode in google docs.

Google Docs Night Mode Firefox

Follow the below steps to set the Google docs night mode in Firefox.

  1. Open the Firefox browser and click on the three bar menu –> Then click on the Add-ons option.
Google Docs Night Mode

2. Click on the Themes option from the left navigation.

Google Docs Night Mode in

3. On the right side, you can able to see the “Dark” theme. Click on the Enable button to apply the Dark theme on Firefox.

How to enable Google Docs Night Mode in Firefox

4. Open the Dark Reader in Firefox and then click on the Add To Firefox button.

Enable Google Docs Night Mode in Firefox

5. Then click on the Add button on the below Pop up.

How to setup Google Docs Night Mode in Firefox

6. Now if you will open Google Docs, you will see something like below.

setup Google Docs Night Mode in Firefox

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Wrapping Up

In this article, we have discussed Google docs night mode and how easy to turn on dark mode in Google Docs on PC/Android/iPhone. Not only, Google Chrome browser, you can also enable Google Docs Night Mode in Firefox. Hope you have enjoyed this article !!!