(Pocket-lint) - The Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps now offer a dark mode.  Google has been slowly rolling out dark modes across all its apps - including Gmail, Calendar, Fit, and the Google app - since last year.

Android also offers a dark theme at a system-wide level. Anyway, here's how to turn on dark mode in Docs, Sheets, and Slides.


How to get dark mode for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

  • Only available for Docs, Sheets, and Slides mobile apps
  • You can manually turn on dark mode in settings

Install or update to the latest version of the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides app on your Android device. Once the new update arrives, these apps will use the default theme of your operating system. So, if your Android phone is set to the system-wide dark theme, the apps will appear dark. 

Google also said you can manually toggle between the new dark mode and old light mode under settings in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Just open the app, go to Menu in the corner, then select Settings, go to Choose Theme, and tap Dark.

Users with older Android phones/running older OS versions will likely have to go the manual route, as they can't enable system-wide dark mode. 

Writing by Maggie Tillman. Editing by Dan Grabham.