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
  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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