The steps in this article are going to show you how to apply double-spacing to an entire existing document in the Google Docs app on your iPhone.
- Open Google Docs.
- Select the document to edit.
- Tap on any text in the document, then choose Select All.
- Touch the pencil icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
- Choose the Formatting option at the top of the screen.
- Select the Paragraph tab.
- Change the Line spacing setting to 2.00.
Double-spacing is a commonly required setting for documents that you create in programs like Google Docs or Microsoft Word.
You may already know how to change that setting when you’re using the desktop version of those apps, but what about when you’re using the Google Docs mobile app on your iPhone?
The Google Docs iPhone app is actually a great word-processing application, and it provides access to almost every setting or formatting option that you may need to edit your document.
But due to the limited amount of space on an iPhone screen, they had to get a little creative with how those formatting options are presented. Our tutorial below will show you how to select all of the text in a document and apply the double-spacing setting to that selected text.
Google Docs iPhone App – How to Use Double Spacing
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 the article was written.
If you don’t already have the Google Docs app then you can download it from the app store then sign into your Google Account to gain access to your existing documents in Google Drive.
Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.
Step 2: Open your document.
Step 3: Tap anywhere in the document, then choose the Select All option.
Step 4: Touch the pencil icon at the bottom-right of the screen.
Step 5: Select the Formatting button at the top-right of the screen. It’s the button with the A on it.
Step 6: Choose the Paragraph tab at the center of the screen.
Step 7: Tap the arrows to the right of Line spacing to increase or decrease the line spacing to 2.00.
Once you’ve changed the setting you can tap on your document to close the menu.
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Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.