Google Docs Mobile – How to Switch to Landscape

The steps in this article are going to show you how to switch from portrait to landscape orientation in the Google Docs iPhone app.

  1. Open the Google Docs app.
  2. Select the document to edit.
  3. Touch the menu button at the top-right of the screen.
  4. Choose the Page setup option.
  5. Tap the Orientation button.
  6. Select the Landscape option.

We have previously written about changing the page orientation in Google Docs on a desktop computer, but the process is a little different if you are working in the mobile Google Docs app instead.

Luckily the Google Docs iPhone app has access to a lot of features, including many of the most important ones that you rely on when you are editing documents in your Web browser. This includes the Page setup menu, where you can find the orientation option.

Our tutorial below is going to show you how to change to landscape orientation in the Google Docs iPhone app.

How to Use Landscape Orientation in the Google Docs iPhone App

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3 using the most current version of the Google Docs app available when this article was written. This guide assumes that you have already downloaded and installed the Google Docs app on your iPhone. If not, you can download it here.

Step 1: Open Google Docs on your iPhone.

open Google Docs

Step 2: Open the Docs file that you wish to switch to landscape.

Step 3: Tap the button with three dots at the top-right of the screen.

open the Google Docs app menu

Step 4: Select the Page setup option.

select the Page setup option

Step 5: Choose the Orientation option.

select the Orientation option

Step 6: Touch the Landscape option.

Google Docs mobile how to switch to landscape

Note that if you already have text and other objects in your document that switching the orientation is likely to affect your document layout. You will want to go through the document and fix any issues that may have arise.

This change will be applied to the document immediately when you view it on another device.