Working Offline

Work on Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Offline

Computer

You can save the most recently opened documents on your computer. To turn on offline access:

  1. On your computer, open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  2. In the top left, click Menu .
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Turn Offline 
  5. When you turn on offline access for Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Drive, it will be turned on for the others, too.

Make specific files available offline:

Your most recent files will be automatically saved offline. To manually select files to save offline:

  1. Follow the steps above to turn on offline access in Google Drive.
  2. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  3. On the file you want to use offline, click More .
  4. Click Available offline. A checkmark will appear in the bottom left corner to show that the file is available offline.

Android, iPhone and iPad

Make Google files available offline:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google DocsSheets, or Slides
  2. On the file you want to use offline, tap More (three dots on bottom-right corner).
  3. Tap Available offline. A checkmark will appear to show that the file is available offline.

Use Google Drive files offline

Computer

To turn on offline access:

  • You must be connected to the Internet.
  • Use  the Google Chrome
  • Don't use incognito mode.
  • Install and enable Google Docs offline Chrome extension
  • Make sure you have enough free space on your device to save your files.

Open your Google Drive files offline:

  1. Open Chrome. Make sure you're signed in to Chrome.
  2. Go to drive.google.com/drive/settings.
  3. Check the box next to "Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline."

Android, iPhone, and iPad

Open files offline:

Important: You must be connected to the Internet to turn on offline access.

Turn offline access on or off:

  1. Open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file, tap More (three dots in bottom-right corner).
  3. To save a file offline, tap Available offline .

Find files you saved for offline access:

  1. Open the Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Tap Menu  Offline.

 

Information Credit: support.google.com

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