How to Add Padding to Android TextView

Set Padding Android TextView

Let us see two ways to add padding to Android TextView,

1. Using XML Attribute

  android:text="Hello World"

You may also want to use the below padding options based on your use case.

  • paddingLeft
  • paddingRight
  • paddingTop
  • paddingBottom
  • paddingStart
  • paddingEnd
  • paddingVertical
  • paddingHorizontal

2. Setting TextView Padding Programatically

TextView tv = findViewById(;

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