How to Enable Offline Mode for Google Drive Docs sheet Slides

Enable offline mode Google Drive docs sheet slide
Enable offline mode Google Drive docs sheet slide

Do you know how to use Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet, and Slides offline mode? How to enable offline mode to access Google Drive, Docs, Sheet, & slides? It is great because of typically needs an internet connection to use, getting things done when you are offline can be challenging. If you are using Chrome browser and official extension named Google Docs offline changes that. Read: Google Docs the Definitive Guide for Beginner

In this article, you will learn about how to enable offline mode for Google Drive, Docs, Slides or Presentation, & Sheets. While using the Google Chrome browser on your computer or mobile apps.

Read: How to Access, Use, Create a Blank Document Google Docs

How to Add Extension to Google Chrome to Enable Offline Mode for Google Drive

You will need to add Google Docs Offline extension to your chrome browser for enabling offline mode on Google Drive, Docs, Slides, & SpreadSheet in the following steps.

Step to Add Extension to Google Chrome to Access Offline Mode

  1. Log in to your Google Account with Chrome browser
  2. Visit the Chrome Web Store
  3. Find the Google Docs offline extension
  4. Click on the Extension to open it and click on the Add to Chrome browser
  5. Then click on the Add Extension in the pop-up window
  6. The Extension will download and install to your browser
  7. After that, the Offline mode option will enable in the Google Drive, docs, slides, and sheets for access to use the files in offline mode
  8. If you want to Remove the extension then click on the Remove from Chrome blue option
Press the Add Extension option
Press the Add Extension option
Google Docs Offline Extension added to Chrome browse
Google Docs Offline Extension added to Chrome browse

Note: Add Google’s official Chrome extension to Chrome to use Google Docs offline and you can use it in Google Chrome. It works for Docs, Slides, and Sheets, but not for Forms.

How to Use Offline Mode Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, and Slides on Web

What do to when you have no internet connectivity but you want to access your Google Drive, Spreadsheets, Slides, and Docs? As you know that Google Docs is a web-based online product, which is not mean you are unable to access it without an internet connection or offline. You will need to need to add an extension to your web Chrome browser and make sure you turn on the file for offline users beforehand. If you make changes when you are offline and you can update the next time when you go online.

Tips to Enable Offline Mode on Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, & Slides (Presentation)

Here are the following tips to show how to use offline mode for Google drive, docs, slides, and Spreadsheets.

How to Turn on Offline Mode for Google Drive

Let’s show how to turn on the offline mode for Google Drive on your Google Chrome in the following below steps:

  1. First, you will need to Add Google Offline Extension to Chrome browser
  2. Click on the Google Apps
  3. Select the Google Drive App or visit drive.google.com
  4. Now click on the Gear icon from the upper right corner
  5. Select Settings option from the menu
  6. After that, the Settings window will pop-up on your screen
  7. Click on the General tab to the left side in the settings window and click the checkbox next to Offline option to create, open, and edit your recent Google docs, slides, and spreadsheets file on this device while offline
  8. Then after a few second, the Offline Mode will turn on for the Google drive
  9. Finally, click on the Done option at the top right corner of the settings window
Select the Settings option from the Menu of Drive
Select the Settings option from the Menu of Drive
Go to General Tab and Check Offline box and Done
Go to General Tab and Check Offline box and Done

Tips to Enable Offline Mode Google Docs

 Here are the steps to follow to enable the offline mode for using Google docs:

  1. You will need download and add a Google Doc Offline extension for Chrome browser
  2. Then Go to your Google Docs main page
  3. Click on the Hamburger Menu from the top left corner
  4. Select the Settings from the menu
  5. Go the Offline Toggle and turn to On position
  6. Then click on the OK option at the bottom
  7. Once you enable Offline mode then it will be work for all the Google Drive application (Docs, Slides, & Sheets)
  8. Now to Save Storage space on your local machine
  9. Google only download and makes the most Recently used document files available offline
  10. You can also manually enable a File by click on the Three Dots option to the side of a particular document
  11. Then click on the Toggle of Available Offline option to On position to access your file from anywhere
Open Google Docs and Click on the Main Menu
Open Google Docs and Click on the Main Menu
Choose Settings option from Google Docs Menu
Choose Settings option from Google Docs Menu
Click on the Toggle Turn On Offline in the Settings Window
Click on the Toggle Turn On Offline in the Settings Window

Tips to Use Google SpreadSheet Mode

Let’s show how to turn on the offline mode for Google sheet on your Google Chrome in the following below steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser
  2. Add the Google Offline Extension
  3. Click on the Google Apps
  4. Select Google Sheet icon or visit sheet.google.com
  5. Then click on the Main Menu or Three-horizontal line bars from the top left side on your Google sheet homepage
  6. Now select the Settings option from the menu
  7. Click on the General tab and then Turn on the Toggle next to Offline mode
  8. After a few second the Offline mode will turn on
  9. Next click on the OK option at the bottom right corner of the settings
  10. Now you can access the most Recently used Google Spreadsheet Files without internet connectivity
Open Google Sheet & click on Main Menu
Open Google Sheet & click on Main Menu
Choose Settings option from Google Sheets Menu
Choose Settings option from Google Sheets Menu
Press Ok to Complete enable mode sheet
Press Ok to Complete enable mode sheet

Tips to Use Offline Mode on Google Slides (Presentation)

Let’s show how to turn on the offline mode for Google Slides or Presentation on your Google Chrome in the following below steps:

  1. Open your Chrome browser
  2. Click on the Google Apps
  3. Select Google Slides or Presentation icon or visit slides.google.com
  4. Now click on the Main Menu or Three-Horizontal Line bare on the Homepage to top left side
  5. Select the Settings option from the menu
  6. Click the General tab in the Settings window when pop-up
  7. Click on the Toggle next to Offline to Turn it on
  8. After a few seconds, the Offline mode will enable
  9. Finally, click on the OK option at the bottom right side on the settings window
  10. Now you can use the most Recently visited Google Slides or Presentation files without internet connectivity
Navigate Google Slides or Presentation and click on Main Menu
Navigate Google Slides or Presentation and click on Main Menu
Select the Settings option from the Menu of Slides
Select the Settings option from the Menu of Slides
Offline Mode Enable and Click On Ok
Offline Mode Enable and Click On Ok

How to Make Available Offline File Manually Using Chrome Web Browser

You can also make files or documents available offline for you on Google Drive, Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets. While using Chrome browser on your Window or Desktop in the following below steps:

  1. Open your Google Chrome Browser on your Computer
  2. Log in to your Google Account if not
  3. Open your Google Drive from Google App or visit
  4. Go to a Google Docs, Sheet, & Slides files make manually offline on Google Drive
  5. Now click on the File to select and then click on Three vertical dots from the upper right side
  6. Select the Toggle on next Available offline option from the menu
  7. The File will available when you are offline and will be visible to when you are not connected to the internet connection
  8. To check the Offline Preview click on the Ready for Offline icon at the top near to the Support icon
  9. Then click on the Toggle on Offline preview from the menu
Open Google Drive, Select File and Three Vertical View
Open Google Drive, Select File, and Three Vertical View
Turn Toggle on Available Offline File or Documents
Turn Toggle on Available Offline File or Documents
How to Check or View Offline Preview on Google Drive
How to Check or View Offline Preview on Google Drive

Alternative ways to Manually Make Available Files Offline on Google Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Here are the alternative ways to make available files offline manually on Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets.

How to Make File Available Offline Manually on Google Docs

Let’s show you how to make files or document available offline manually on Google Docs in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Docs from Google App or visit docs.google.com
  2. Go to Homepage of Docs
  3. Locate the File you want to make available offline for you
  4. Then click on the Three-Dots of the file left corner
  5. Select the Toggle on position beside Available offline from the menu
  6. The file will mark withe Tick Mark and you can use or visit after when you are offline
Open Google Docs, Click Three-dots & Toggle on Available Offline
Open Google Docs, Click Three-dots & Toggle on Available Offline
Available Offline Turn Off the Toggle
Available Offline Turn Off the Toggle

How to Make File Available Offline Manually on GoogleSheet

Let’s show you how to make files or document available offline manually on Google Spreadsheet in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Sheet from Google App or visit sheet.google.com
  2. Go to Homepage of Google Sheet
  3. Find the File you want to make available offline for you
  4. Then click on the Three-Dots of the file left corner
  5. Select the Toggle on beside Available offline from the menu
  6. The file will mark withe tick and you can use or visit after when you are offline.
Go Google Sheets, Click Three-dots and Turn on Available offline Toggle
Go Google Sheets, Click Three-dots and Turn on Available offline Toggle

How to Make File Available Offline Manually on Google Slides

You will learn how to make files or document available offline manually on Google Spreadsheet in the following steps:

  1. Open Google Slides or Presentation from Google App or visit slides.google.com
  2. Go to Homepage of Google Slides
  3. Find the File you want to make available offline for you
  4. Then click on the Three-Dots of the file left corner
  5. Select the Toggle on beside Available offline from the menu
  6. The file will mark withe tick and you can use or visit after when you are offline.
Open Google Slides, Click Three-dots & Toggle on Available Offline
Open Google Slides, Click Three-dots & Toggle on Available Offline

How to Enable Offline Mode for Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets on Mobile App

Google provides separate mobile apps for Google Drive, Slides, Sheets, and Docs. You want to access them offline for uploading and sharing data using your iOS or Android device.

Note. The process of enabling offline mode for Google Drive, Sheets, Slides, and Docs but we will do only for Google Docs in the following steps.

Steps to Turn on Offline Mode for Google Apps on your Smartphone

  1. You will need to download and Install Google docs app
  2. Tap to Open the Google Docs app
  3. Then tap on the Main Menu or Three Horizontal Line bar from the top right corner
  4. Select the Settings option from the menu
  5. Tap on the Toggle turn it on next to Offline option to make recent files available offline
  6. After that, the Recent file will automatically be made available offline on this device
  7. Go back to the Docs home page and tap on the Recently used file will open
  8. You will be unable to use all option and you can access the Recently file only 
How to Enable Offline Mode for Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets on Mobile App
How to Enable Offline Mode for Google Drive, Docs, Slides, and Sheets on Mobile App

Tips to Make Available Offline Google Docs Files Manually on Smartphone

You will need to follow the below steps to make available offline Google docs, Sheet, & Slides files manually on your mobile device.

  1. Open your Google Docs App on your Mobile
  2. Find the file on the Home page of Docs you want to make available offline for this device
  3. Tap on the Three-dots of the file to the right side
  4. Then tap on the Make available offline option once appear on your screen
  5. The Make available offline option will change to Available offline with the green mark
How to Manually Make Available offline Google Docs File
How to Manually Make Available offline Google Docs File

How to View Available Offline Files on your Mobile Phone

If you want to find the available offline docs files on your mobile phone app. then follow the below steps

  1. Tap to open your Google Docs app
  2. Then tap on the Main Menu
  3. Select the Offline Files option from the menu
  4. Here you will see all the Offline files that you open last time or recently or Make Manually offline
How to Check Available offline Google Docs File
How to Check Available offline Google Docs File

Files Available in offline Mode for Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides on a Web browser

You will see a grey checkmark in the corner of the available offline file left corner of your Docs, Sheets, or Slides homepage.

When you click to open the file in offline mode, at the top of the document a lightning bolt icon appears, notifying you that you are opening the file while offline.

After that, you can now edit, open, and create any files without connectivity to the internet. When you are going online then all the changes you made are synced to Google’s servers.

Offline Available Files for to Use Google Drive
Offline Available Files to Use Google Drive
Offline Available Files for to Use
Offline Available Files for to Use

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