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We're currently aware of an issue that is preventing some product emails from being sent. You might notice delays getting emails from Google Drive, like subscription bills, order and payment confirmations, and usage alerts. We're working to fix this issue. Thanks for your patience!

Use Google Drive files offline

If you aren't connected to a Wi-Fi or mobile network, you can still view and edit files, including:

  • Google Docs
  • Google Sheets
  • Google Slides

Open files offline

To turn on offline access:

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."

To work on files offline from a computer, learn how to install Backup and Sync.

 

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