How to View Word Count in the Google Docs iPhone App

The steps in this guide are going to show you how to view the word count for a document that you have opened in the Google Docs mobile app on your iPhone.

  1. Open the Google Docs app.
  2. Open the document for which you wish to see the word count.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top-right of the screen.
  4. Select the Word Count option.
  5. View the word count.

The Google Docs mobile app on your iPhone provides you with a lot of ways to change your document. It also lets you see pertinent information about the document, including the word count.

Whether you are working on a document for school or work, it’s pretty common that there will be a minimum word count that you need to reach.

Our tutorial below is going to show you how to view a document’s word count in the Google Docs iPhone app so that you can view this information without even needing to sign into your Google Drive on a computer.

How to View the Word Count in Google Docs on an iPhone

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 already have the Google Docs app on your iPhone, and that you are signed into your Google Account. If not, you can download the Google Docs iPhone app here.

Step 1: Open the Google Docs app.

open the Google Docs iPhone app

Step 2: Select the document whose word count you want to view.

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

open the Google Docs document mobile menu

Step 4: Choose the Word Count option in the column at the right side of the screen.

select the word count option

Step 5: View the word count, as well as additional information about the article.

how to view a document word count in the Google Docs iPhone app

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