How to Download a Google Doc on iPhone

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

Downloading a Google Doc on your iPhone is a simple process that allows you to access your documents offline or share them with others. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to download a Google Doc on your iPhone. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Open Google Docs App

First, open the Google Docs app on your iPhone. If you don’t already have the app installed, you can download it from the App Store.

Step 2: Sign In to Your Google Account

If you are not already signed in, tap on the “Sign in” button and enter your Google account credentials. This will allow you to access your documents stored on Google Drive.

Step 3: Locate the Document

Once you are signed in, navigate to the document that you want to download. You can find your documents by tapping on the “Menu” icon at the top left corner of the screen and selecting “My Drive”.

Step 4: Open Document Options

Tap and hold on the document until a menu appears. Then, tap on the three dots (..) icon next to the document’s name to open its options.

Step 5: Download Document

In the options menu, tap on “Make available offline”. This will start downloading the document onto your iPhone for offline access.


  • The document will be downloaded in PDF format by default.
  • If you want to change the file format, go back to step 4 and select “Export”, then choose a different file format such as Word or plain text.
  • You can also choose whether to download the document with or without images by toggling the “Images” option in the download menu.

Step 6: Access Downloaded Document

Once the document is downloaded, you can access it anytime by tapping on the “Menu” icon and selecting “Offline”. This will show you all the documents that you have downloaded for offline access.

Congratulations! You have successfully downloaded a Google Doc on your iPhone. Now you can access it offline or share it with others even when you don’t have an internet connection.


In this tutorial, we learned how to download a Google Doc on your iPhone using the Google Docs app. We explored step-by-step instructions and highlighted additional options such as changing file formats and including/excluding images in the download. By following these simple steps, you can easily download and access your documents on your iPhone wherever and whenever you need them.

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