How to create a Google Form on iPhone and iPad

If you’re looking to create a Google Form quickly and efficiently using your iPhone or iPad, you’re in the right place. This guide will walk you through the straightforward steps to set up your form, customize it, and share it with respondents—all from the palm of your hand. Let’s dive into how to make a Google form on iPhone and iPad and utilize your device’s capabilities to facilitate data collection and feedback on the go.

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How to create a Google Form on iPhone and iPad

Creating a Google Form on your iPhone or iPad is a straightforward process. Here’s how to do it for iPad:

  1. Open your browser and visit the Google Forms website at https://forms.google.com.
  2. If you’re not signed in to a Google account, you’ll be prompted to do so.
  3. Once signed in, you can start creating a new form.
  4. On the homepage, you’ll find the ‘Start a new form’ section.
  5. From here, you can select one from the template gallery to edit or create a new one by clicking on Blank Form.
Google Forms on iPad Clicking on Black Form
  1. When you open a form in the editor, you can click on any question to edit it. The question’s settings will appear on the bottom of the screen, where you can make changes.
Google Forms on iPad Highlighting Question's Settings on the Bottom of the Page
Screenshot from iPad

To create a Google Form on iPhone,

  1. Open your browser and visit the Google Forms website at https://forms.google.com.
  2. If you’re signed into a Google account, you can proceed without any prompts.
  3. A new blank form will automatically appear.
  4. Similar to iPad, just tap on any question to edit it. The question settings will then appear at the bottom of the screen for making changes.
Google Forms on iPhone Highlighting Question's Settings on the Bottom of the Page
Screenshot from iPhone

Adding questions and response types

Google Forms provides a variety of question types to cater to different data collection needs. These include:

  • Short answer
  • Paragraph
  • Multiple choice
  • Checkboxes
  • Dropdown
  • File upload
  • Linear scale
  • Multiple choice grid
  • Date
  • Time
Comparison of Google Forms interfaces on an iPad and iPhone, highlighting the form elements and question type options

On an iPhone or iPad, adding a new question to your Google Form is quite straightforward. Tap the ‘+’ button and a new question will be added to your form. Then, select the desired question type from the provided list. Whether you’re creating a quiz with multiple-choice questions or a survey with rating scale questions, Google Forms has got you covered.

Dual display of Google Forms editing on an iPad and an iPhone, showing the interface for inputting questions and choosing response options

Remember that Google Forms operates on a cloud-based system, implying that all your forms get auto-saved to your Google Drive, alongside your Google Docs. This gives you the freedom to switch between your iPhone, iPad, or your computer, ensuring you can work on your forms whenever and wherever you want. To create Google Forms, simply access the platform through your Google account and use Google Forms as needed.

How to customize your Google Form on iPhone and iPad

After creating a basic form, the next step is to customize it to suit your needs. Let’s explore these options in more detail.

Incorporating images and videos

Adding images and videos into your Google Form can enhance its engagement factor and visual appeal. It can also provide additional context to your questions, ensuring potential respondents understand them better.

To incorporate an image into your form, click on the image icon. This will allow you to upload an image from your photo library, take a new photo, use a URL, upload from Google Drive or Google Images.

Google Forms displayed on iPad and iPhone with tool options for adding new questions, emphasizing the mobile-friendly editing capabilities

To insert a video, tap the video icon and paste a YouTube video URL or search videos on YouTube by the search bar at the top.

Image upload interface on Google Forms as viewed on an iPad and an iPhone, with tabs for different upload sources

Pro Tip

This feature is particularly useful for creating quizzes where you want to ask questions based on a video clip.

Google Forms on iPad and iPhone showing the editing mode for a feedback form, highlighting the tool options for adding question types
Side-by-side screenshots of a Google Form on iPad and iPhone, both displaying the interface for embedding a YouTube video

Customizing your form’s appearance

The visual appeal of your Google Form holds significant importance in attracting your respondents.

You can customize your form in the following ways:

  • Create a personalized theme by choosing your own color scheme and font style via the palette icon
Google Forms application on iPad and iPhone showing the form builder interface for entering contact information fields
  • Select from various themes with preset colors and fonts
  • Upload an image by clicking on ‘Choose Image’ for the Header
  • Adjust the background color to match your form’s purpose or branding.
Google Forms theme customization options on iPad and iPhone, showing choices for text style, header image, and color palette

How to add collaborators to your Google Form on iPhone and iPad

Adding collaborators and setting editing permissions is simple on an iPhone or iPad.

To introduce collaborators, follow these steps:

  1. Access the form you wish to share.
  2. Click on the three vertically aligned dots positioned at the top right of the screen.
Google Forms displayed on an iPad and an iPhone with a decorative banner and formatted text fields for a feedback form
  1. Select ‘Add Collaborators’.
Google Forms interface on iPad and iPhone, showing an open feedback form and the menu option to add collaborators highlighted
  1. Enter the email addresses of the people you want to invite. You can also add groups and calendar events in this section.
Google Forms displayed on iPad and iPhone with options to customize form settings and share the form link
  1. Choose whether each collaborator can edit the form.
Google Forms sharing settings being edited on both iPad and iPhone interfaces, showing added editors and restricted access options
  1. Once you’ve set the permissions, tap ‘Done’ to invite the collaborators.
The image shows Google Forms on both an iPad and iPhone interface, focusing on the "Add editors to 'Feedback Form'" section

How to share your Google Forms on iPhone and iPad

Sharing your form is an essential step in collecting responses. Google Forms offers several ways to share your form directly from your iPhone or iPad.

To share your form via email, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the ‘Send’ button on the top-right of the form.
This image displays a Google Form titled "Feedback Form" being edited on both an iPad and iPhone
  1. Select the ‘Email’ tab.
The image displays the "Send form" interface of a Google Form on both an iPad and an iPhone
  1. Add recipient email addresses.
  2. Customize the subject and message.
The image shows the "Send form" interface of a Google Form, indicating how to email a form directly from a mobile device
  1. Choose whether to include the form in the email before sending it.
This image displays the send form dialog from Google Forms on both an iPad and an iPhone
  1. Once you are done, click on ‘Send’.
This image displays the send form dialog from Google Forms on both an iPad and an iPhone

If you want to share your form on social media, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the ‘Send’ button.
  2. Select the desired social media platform icon. (Facebook or X (formerly Twitter)).
  3. You’ll be asked to log into your account.
  4. After logging in, you can post the form link directly.
  5. You can also share the form on social media by copying the form link.

How to view Google Forms responses on iPhone and iPad

You may wish to examine these responses upon sharing your Google Forms and starting to collect form responses. Google Forms makes it easy to view and analyze responses directly on your iPhone and iPad.

For reviewing responses, follow these steps:

  1. Navigate to the Google Forms website on your mobile browser and select the desired form.
  2. Tap on the ‘Responses’ tab.
This image displays the responses dialog from Google Forms on both an iPad and an iPhone
  1. Here, you can see a summary of all responses, including the number of responses and the response rate.
  2. You can also see the responses by Question and Individual from here.
  3. You can select ‘Download responses’ by clicking on the three dots at the top right of the Responses tab. The responses will be saved as a CSV file on your device.
This image displays download responses dialog from Google Forms on both an iPad and an iPhone

Jotform: A powerful alternative to Google Forms

While Google Forms provides a plethora of features for formulating and managing forms on mobile devices, considering alternatives like Jotform could also prove beneficial. Jotform is a powerful tool that provides a user-friendly mobile interface and additional features.

Jotform offers over 10,000 form templates, plenty of form field types and widgets, and 100+ integrations. This allows the creation of advanced online forms capable of collecting payments, accepting donations, and capturing signatures, among others. These features make Jotform a highly versatile and powerful alternative to Google Forms.

Jotform Mobile Forms allows you to create, edit, and share forms directly from your iPhone or iPad. It also offers specific features like offline form creation and data collection. This can be particularly useful in situations where you don’t have access to an internet connection.

Additional distinctive features of Jotform include:

These features can provide you with more flexibility and functionality compared to Google Forms, making Jotform a compelling alternative.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you create a Google Form on mobile?

To create a Google Form on your mobile device, visit forms.google.com, where a new form will automatically open from scratch. You can then add questions and customize its appearance. After making edits, you can find and edit the form in your Google Drive app.

For more information, see our guide: How to create a Google Form on a mobile device

Does Google have an iOS app for forms?

Google Forms does not have a dedicated iOS app, but you can access and edit forms using Safari or other mobile browsers through the Google Forms website. This way, you can still manage your forms on your iOS device.

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