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How to Use Google Docs Offline

Oyetoke Tobi - Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Do you know that you can use Google Docs offline? How can you use Google Docs offline? Very easy, you can just access the word processor through your browser local access.

Although Google Docs is mainly used for editing documents online i.e. connected to the internet, you can access the word processor when you're offline. Local access lets you work when you're in a subway or any area where internet connectivity is not available. 
So here’s how to use Google Docs offline.

Note: This process should be carried out while connected to the internet in order to download the extension and your files.

The first thing to do is to enable the offline mode.

Open your Web Browser.

Then head to Google Docs and click on the Menu icon after logging into Google.

Then click on Settings.

Then select “Turn on”. 

Now click on Get the app to get the Google Docs browser extension.

Then click on Add to Chrome.

So click on Add extension to install the extension.

After installing the extension, click on the Google Docs tab.

So click on Enable Offline. From there, your docs will start downloading for offline use. Don't disconnect as it takes some time depending on the size of the docs you have.

After it has successfully downloaded all the files, you can now start using Google Docs offline. To test it, simply disconnect your internet, then open Google Docs and click on any documents. You can bookmark the Google Docs page for easy accessibility and convenience.

The offline sync feature is also available for Google Docs on iOS and Android devices. You need to enable the feature for each doc while the device is online. 

Open Google Docs on your phone. Then tap the menu icon (three dots icon) in the document view or list view. 

Then tap on Available offline.

From there, you’ll be able to use Google Doc offline on your iOS or Android device.



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