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How to Make Google Docs Available Offline

Written by Adeel Younas

Google Drive is a powerful cloud storage with Google Docs, Sheets, Slides. The most common disadvantage of using a cloud-based service like this is they limited to internet connectivity they won’t work without an internet connection. In this tutorial, we are going to cover how to setup and use Google Docs offline.

How to Set Up and Use Google Docs Offline

Google Docs is an online tool but to edit Google Docs offline you need to follow quick steps. Remember that you will need an Internet connection to complete this initial setup process.

Set Up Google Drive Offline

  1. Install Chrome – You need to install Chrome on your Desktop or Laptop for offline access.
  2. Sign into Chrome – Once Downloaded and installed Sign into your Chrome with your Google account. Open Google Drive, and click or tap the Settings symbol. Then check the box in the “Offline” field that says “Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawing files to this computer so that you can edit offline.
  3. Download Apps on mobile – To edit docs, spreadsheets, and presentations offline on your mobile you need to Download Google Drive app (already available for Android, Download if you are using iPhone). Download apps for Docs, Sheets, and Slides.
  4. Sign into Google – Sign into your Google account if you have a personal account, offline access automatically enabled for Docs, Sheets, and Slides. So you are done.

Where to find Google Docs Offline

For Smartphones

Once you’re done with choosing files you would like to access offline you can find them within your Google Drive app for Android or iPhone. Just tap on the menu button on the top of “My Drive” header Then select field that says “Offline” to view saved files.

For Computers and Laptops

If you want to edit and work on your Google Docs offline on computer or laptop, you need to download Google Drive app which is available for both Mac and Windows.

That’s it and know you’ve learned how to make google docs available offline, let me know if you face any issue during setup in the comment section below.

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