Description


Chrome browser only

Internet outages shouldn’t prevent you from working in Google Drive.

Set up offline access so you can view and edit your files any time.

Examples

  • Work on the go, even if you don’t have internet access.
  • Edit Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and more during internet outages.
  • Work during long flights without Wi-Fi.


Instructions


Make non-Google files on your desktop available offline

  1. Click Drive File Stream drive_file_stream.
  2. Click Open Google Drive folder_mydrive.
  3. Go to the file or folder you want to access offline, right-click it, and select Drive File Stream > Available offline.


Make Google files on the web available offline

  1. Set up offline availability:
    1. To make sure you have the Google Docs Offline extension installed and enabled, in Chrome, at the top right, click More more_vert > More Tools > Extensions.
    2. In Drive, click Settings settings > Settings.
    3. In General, next to Offline, check the sync offline box.
    4. Click Done.
  2. Make a file accessible offline:
    1. Go to Docs, Sheets, or Slides and find the file you want to edit offline.
    2. Next to the file, click More more_vert > Available offline.


Make Google files on your Android device available offline

  1. Open the Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Touch and hold a file for 1–2 seconds. Do one of the following actions:
    • For Drive files: At the bottom, tap More more_vert > Available offline.
    • For Docs, Sheets, or Slides files: Tap Available offline.
  3. A checkmark appears to show that the file is available offline.

  4. Tap Menu menu > Offline to view and edit offline files.


Make Google files on your Apple® iOS® device available offline
  1. Open the Drive, Docs, Sheets, or Slides app.
  2. Next to the file you want to edit offline, tap More more_vert > Available offline. A pin appears to show that the file is available offline.
  3. (Optional) To see all offline files, tap Menu menu > Offline.
  4. Tap the file you want to edit.