Protect, hide, and edit sheets

Protect a sheet or range

To protect a sheet or range, use Google Sheets on a computer.

Hide sheets from view

You can hide sheets that are old or are placeholders for calculations used by other sheets.

Hiding a sheet is not the same as protecting a sheet. All spreadsheet editors can unhide and view these sheets. Spreadsheet viewers can’t see hidden sheets.

To hide or unhide a sheet, use Google Sheets on a computer.

Edit sheets

Copy a sheet

To copy a sheet within a spreadsheet:

  1. Open a spreadsheet in the Google Sheets app.
  2. On the sheet tab, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Tap Duplicate. A duplicate sheet will appear in a new tab next to the original sheet. It's named "Copy of Sheet."
Reorder sheets

To change the order of the sheets in a spreadsheet, drag a sheet tab until it is in the order you want.

Rename a sheet

To change the name of a sheet in a spreadsheet:

  1. Open a spreadsheet in the Google Sheets app.
  2. On the sheet tab, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Tap Rename.
  4. Enter the new name, then tap OK.
Add color to a sheet tab

To add a color to your sheet tabs, use Google Sheets on a computer.

Delete a sheet
  1. Open a spreadsheet in the Google Sheets app.
  2. On the sheet tab, tap the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Tap Delete.
  4. Tap OK.
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