How to Change a File Name in the Google Docs iPhone App

When you create a new document in Google Docs, the file will have the name of “Untitled” by default. This can be confusing when you have a lot of documents, so it’s helpful to apply a new file name that’s a bit more descriptive.

The Google Docs iPhone app has a lot of features that are found in the full browser version of Google Docs, although many of those features can be tough to find at first.

One thing that you can do in Google Docs on your iPhone is change the name of a file. This is done from the first screen that you see when you open the app.

Our guide below will show you how to rename a file in the Google Docs iPhone app.

How to Change Filenames in Google Docs on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.5.1. I am using the most current version of the Docs app that was available when this article was written.

Note that these steps are specifically for the Google Docs app that you download through the App Store. These instructions won’t work if you are using Google Docs in Safari or a different browser on your device.

Step 1: Open the Docs app.

open the Google Docs app

Step 2: Tap the three dots next to the file you want to rename.

tap the three dots next to the file

Step 3: Scroll down and choose the Rename option.

how to rename a file in the Google Docs iPhone app

Step 4: Delete the existing name, enter the new one, then tap Rename.

how to change a file name in Google Docs on an iPhone

Since the Google Docs app is tied into your Google Drive, this change will be reflected in other locations where you use the same Google Account, such as your computer or another iOS device.

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