Dark theme is already available on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides on Android. Why you should bother yourself to use a dark theme? You may ask. Well, here are the major ones: it helps reduce eye strain on low light conditions like during the night and also has been proven to save on battery life. Who doesn’t want their phone to last a little bit longer?
Though not as important, but the third reason is that using a dark theme is just cool. It’s why it has been a much-anticipated feature in Android 10 and iOS 13.
How to set dark theme on Docs, Sheets, and Slides
a) Manual Setup
- Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
- Head over to the app Menu (At the top left)
- Click on Settings(shown by gear icon)
- Then tap on Choose theme
- Choose Dark for dark theme or light for light theme or System default(the app will adjust according to system theme settings).
b) Automatic Adjustment
If you’re using the latest Android OS, the apps will automatically adjust according to the system theme. If you’re using a dark theme, the app will, by default, adopt the dark theme as well. This is what the System default option in the Choose theme option above does.
How to Preview a document or sheet in light theme
Even if you have set the app to dark theme, you can still preview a document in light theme if necessary.
Here’s how to do that;
- On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Docs or Sheets app.
- Open the document or sheet you want to view.
- At the top right, tap More .
- Tap View in light theme.