Enable offline access to Google Docs editors

As an administrator, you can allow users with the Chrome browser or Chrome devices to view Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides even when they don't have an Internet connection. See Access your files offline to learn more.

To enable Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides offline for your Chrome users:

  1. Sign in to the Google Admin console
  2. If you have Google Apps Unlimited or Google Apps for Education, click Apps > Google Apps > Drive > Data Access, and then select the desired organizational unit.

    Otherwise, click Apps > Google Apps > Drive > General settings. Your setting will apply to your entire organization.

  3. Check Allow users to enable offline docs.
  4. Click Save Changes.

Note: Your users still need to change the settings on their computers before they will gain offline access. For instructions, see Access your files offline.