How to use Google Docs

You can create, view, and edit Google documents, as well as Microsoft Word® files, with the Google Docs app for iPhone and iPad.

Step 1: Download the Google Docs app

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the App Store.
  2. Find the Google Docs app.
  3. Install the app.

Step 2: Get started

Edit a document
  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open a document in the Google Docs app.
  2. Tap Edit Edit.
  3. To select a word, double-tap it. Move the blue markers to select more text.
  4. Start editing.
  5. To undo or redo an action, click Undo Undo or Redo Redo.
Work with different file formats

You can upload and download files with the Google Docs app for iPhone & iPad.

  • Import: You can open and edit DOC and DOCX files.
  • Export: You can export as a DOCX or PDF file.

Step 3: Share & work with others

You can share files and folders with people and choose whether they can view, edit, or comment on them.


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