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How to Change Text Color of Toolbar Title in an Android App?
  • Last Updated : 23 Feb, 2021

In an Android app, the toolbar title present at the upper part of the application. Below is a sample image that shows you where the toolbar title is present.

Toolbar Title

In the above image, you may see that the color of the Toolbar Title is white which is by default. So in this article, you will learn how to change the text color of the Toolbar Title in an Android App. There are two ways to change the color of the Toolbar Title.

Method 1: By Adding Child TextView in the activity_main.xml file 

In method 1 Just go to the activity_main.xml file and add a TextView in the toolbar widget with the text color attribute. The complete code for the activity_main.xml file is given below.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
  
    <androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar
        android:id="@+id/toolbar"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
        android:background="#0F9D58">
  
        <TextView
            android:id="@+id/custom_title"
            android:layout_width="wrap_content"
            android:layout_height="wrap_content"
            android:text="GeeksForGeeks"
            android:textColor="#D61010"
            android:textSize="20sp"
            android:textStyle="bold" />
  
    </androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar>
  
</RelativeLayout>

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Output UI:

Change Text Color of Toolbar Title in an Android

Method 2: By Setting TextColor Programmatically

Step 1: Working with the activity_main.xml file

Go to the activity_main.xml file and refer to the following code. Below is the code for the activity_main.xml file.

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<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<RelativeLayout
    xmlns:tools="http://schemas.android.com/tools"
    android:layout_width="match_parent"
    android:layout_height="match_parent"
    tools:context=".MainActivity">
  
    <androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar
        android:id="@+id/toolbar"
        android:layout_width="match_parent"
        android:layout_height="?attr/actionBarSize"
        android:background="#0F9D58">
    </androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar>
  
</RelativeLayout>

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Step 2: Changes in the themes.xml file

Go to the app > res > values > themes > themes.xml file and add the following line inside the <resources> tag.

<item name=”windowNoTitle”>true</item>

Step 3: Working with the MainActivity file 

In the activity’s onCreate() method, call the activity’s setSupportActionBar() method, and pass the activity’s toolbar. This method sets the toolbar as the app bar for the activity. Add below codes in your Activity to set the text color to the Toolbar title. Below is the complete code for the MainActivity.java / MainActivity.kt file.  

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import android.graphics.Color;
import android.os.Bundle;
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity;
import androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar;
  
public class MainActivity extends AppCompatActivity {
    @Override
    protected void onCreate(Bundle savedInstanceState) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState);
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main);
  
        Toolbar toolbar = findViewById(R.id.toolbar);
        toolbar.setTitleTextColor(Color.RED);
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar);
    }
}

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import android.graphics.Color
import android.os.Bundle
import androidx.appcompat.app.AppCompatActivity
import androidx.appcompat.widget.Toolbar
  
class MainActivity : AppCompatActivity() {
    override fun onCreate(savedInstanceState: Bundle?) {
        super.onCreate(savedInstanceState)
        setContentView(R.layout.activity_main)
  
        val toolbar: Toolbar = findViewById(R.id.toolbar)
        toolbar.setTitleTextColor(Color.RED)
        setSupportActionBar(toolbar)
    }
}

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Output: 

Change Text Color of Toolbar Title in an Android

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