Google Docs Mobile – How to Change Text Color

The Google Docs mobile app on your iPhone provides you with many of the same options that you find when editing documents on your computer.

Included among these options is the ability to change the text color for existing or future text.

However, if you are new to Google Docs mobile, or if you simply haven’t had to make a formatting change like this before, then you may be struggling to find that option.

Our guide below will show you how to select some text in your document then switch your text color to something else.

How to Change Text Color in the Google Docs iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6. I am using the most current version of the Google Docs app that was available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.

open Google Docs

Step 2: Select your document.

Step 3: Touch the pencil icon at the bottom-right of the screen.

tap the pencil icon

Step 4: Select the text to change, or tap where you wish to start typing your different-colored text.

Step 5: Touch the A button at the top of the screen.

select the text, then tap the A button

Step 6: Choose the Text color option.

choose the text color option

Step 7: Select the desired text color.

how to change text color in the Google Docs iPhone app

You can then tap on the document body again to close the menu.

You can select text by tapping and holding on a word, choosing the Select option, then dragging the handles until everything that you wish to change is selected. Alternatively you could choose the Select All option to apply a change to everything in the document.

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