How to Change Font Color in Google Docs Mobile

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Changing the font color in the Google Docs mobile app is easy and only takes a few taps. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to change text color on mobile.

Why Change Font Color on Mobile

There are a few key reasons you may want to change font colors when editing documents on your phone:

  • Emphasize key points – Use a different color to highlight important text and make it stand out. Red, blue, and green work well.
  • Color code sections – Color code headings or blocks of text to organize your document visually. For example, blue for headings, red for warnings.
  • Enhance readability – Change the color to increase contrast if the default black text is hard to read. Dark blue or dark red works well on white backgrounds.

Step-by-Step Instructions

Follow these simple steps to change font color in the Google Docs app:

1. Open the Document

Open the Google Docs app and select the document you want to edit. Tap the edit icon (pencil) to start editing.

2. Select the Text

Double tap or long press on the text you want to change color on. Drag the blue handles to select all the text you want to color.

3. Tap the Text Color Icon

In the formatting toolbar, tap the A icon to open the text color picker.

Text color icon

4. Choose a Color

Scroll through the color options and tap on the color you want to use. The selected text will update with your chosen color.

Color options

5. Apply to Additional Text

To apply the same color to other text, select the text then tap the recently used color at the top of the color picker.

That’s all there is to it! The steps are the same whether you are using an Android phone or an iPhone.

Tips for Using Text Color

Here are some tips when changing font colors in Google Docs mobile:

  • Use color sparingly, too much will decrease readability.
  • Blue and dark red work well for emphasis on white backgrounds.
  • Don’t rely solely on color to convey information.
  • Make sure there is sufficient contrast between text and background colors.
  • Use the recent colors palette to quickly reapply colors.

Changing font color on mobile is easy in Google Docs, allowing you to emphasize and organize text on the go.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some common questions about changing text color in the Google Docs mobile app:

How do I change the text color back to black?

To change colored text back to black, select the text and tap on the black swatch in the text color picker.

Can I create my own custom color?

Yes! When choosing a color, select the custom tab to pick a custom RGB color not in the defaults.

How do I highlight text?

Instead of tapping the text color icon, tap the highlight color icon which allows you to highlight text in different colors.

Can I change the color on my computer and have it sync to mobile?

Yes, any text color or highlight color changes sync across all devices. The colors will be the same on mobile and desktop.

What’s the difference between text color and highlight color?

Text color changes the font color while highlight color is more transparent, allowing the black text to show through the color overlay.

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