How to Change Paper Size in the Google Docs iPhone App

The steps in this article are going to show you how to change the paper size setting for a Google Docs document in the Google Docs iPhone app.

  1. Open the Google Docs app.
  2. Open the document to modify.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top-right.
  4. Select Page setup.
  5. Touch the Paper size button.
  6. Choose the desired paper size.

Google Docs will set a default paper size for any document that you create in the application. The default size that it uses is is likely either letter or A4 size, depending on your geographic location.

But occasionally you will need to create a document that is on a different paper size, such as legal. Luckily this is a setting that you can adjust, and you can even make the change if you are editing in the Google Docs app on your iPhone.

Our guide below is going to show you how to change the paper size setting for a document in Google Docs through the iPhone app.

Google Docs iPhone – How to Change Paper Size

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.3. I am using the most current version of the Google Docs app available when this article was written.

Note that this guide assumes you already have the Docs app installed on your device. If not, you can download and install it here, then open the app and sign into your Google Account.

Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.

open the Google Docs app

Step 2: Choose the document to edit.

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

open the document menu

Step 4: Choose the Page setup option.

select the Page setup option

Step 5: Select the Paper size option.

choose the Paper size option

Step 6: Touch the paper size to apply to your document.

how to change paper size in the Google Docs iPhone app

Note that changing the document size for a document that already contains content will usually cause text to move to different pages, and may also move around some of your non-text objects. It’s a good idea to check your document after making this change to make sure that none of your document objects have been negatively impacted by the paper size change.

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