How To Get Google Docs Out Of Dark Mode

Google Docs is a popular productivity tool that offers a dark mode option to users who prefer a darker screen. However, some users may find themselves wanting to switch back to the standard viewing mode. This blog post will guide you on how to get Google docs out of dark mode.

Switching off Dark Mode on Google Docs via Desktop

If you’re using Google Docs on a desktop or a laptop, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Docs on your browser and open any document.
  2. At the top of your screen, find the “View” option in the menu bar and click on it.
  3. In the dropdown menu, you will see the “Print Layout” option. This option is usually enabled. If it is not, click on it to enable it.
  4. Next, check if your Google Chrome browser is in dark mode. If it is, you will need to disable it. To do so, go to the settings page on your Chrome browser. You can find this by clicking the three-dot icon in the top right corner of your browser and selecting “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  5. In the “Appearance” section, locate the “Themes” option. Click on it and select the “Light” option. This will switch off the dark mode in your Google Chrome browser.

Note: Google Docs does not have an inherent dark mode. It usually mirrors the settings of your Google Chrome browser. Therefore, disabling dark mode on your browser will automatically disable it on Google Docs.

Switching off Dark Mode on Google Docs via Mobile

If you are using a mobile device, here are the steps:

  1. Open the Google Docs app on your device.
  2. Tap on the menu icon (three horizontal lines) located in the top left corner of the app.
  3. From the menu, select “Settings”.
  4. Under “Settings”, find the “Theme” option. Tap on it and select “Light”. This should switch off the dark mode on your Google Docs app.

Note: The steps to disable dark mode may vary slightly depending on the type of device and its operating system.


While dark mode can be easier on the eyes in low light, it may not be everyone’s preferred viewing format. Luckily, the option to switch between modes in Google Docs is straightforward whether you’re using a desktop or a mobile device. Remember, Google Docs does not have an inbuilt dark mode feature. It merely reflects the settings of your Google Chrome browser or your device’s theme settings. Happy typing!