Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides can now be accessed and edited even if you are not connected to the Internet.
The changes you made while offline will be available when you open the same document when you are back online. Here’s how you can set up and use this feature.
Before you start working offline, you should have connected the device to the internet first. For offline access, install and turn on this chrome extension Google Docs offline is only available in Google’s Chrome browser.
To access google docs offline, sign in to the account, then go to the google drive and click the gear icon in the upper right corner >> Then tap on Settings. Check the box next to Offline menu : “Create, open, Edit your recent Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & files to this device while offline.”
Note: You can also navigate to settings by typing the URL: ‘drive.google.com/drive/settings’ in the address bar and then tap on the Offline checkbox.
You can continue editing and saving your documents whenever you lose access to the internet. Google will also download some of your recent files so that you can edit them even if you don’t already have them available. Though, you will need to access them in advance for older files.
How To Save Google Docs For offline Use?
- Navigate to drive.google.com >> Right click on the Google Docs file you want to save offline >> Turn on “Available offline.”
- You can save multiple files offline by pressing Shift or Command (Mac)/Ctrl (Windows) while you click other files.
Google provides Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and iOS and Android independent software. Download the app you need to use offline for your smartphone.