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Keep Accessing Your Google Files & Documents Offline

Even without internet you can access your Files from anywhere using the Google Drive Offline Access.

Keep Accessing Your Google Files & Documents Offline

Nowadays people think that Google Online Files can only be accessed while there is an internet connectivity. The basic requirement, in this case, leads to the “internet connectivity”.

Only some people know that the Google Drive provides access to Docs, Sheets & Slides offline. For acquiring data access in the offline format, some setups have to be done. For that user has to turn on the offline access of the files he/she has to work with in their mobile devices. However, the Browser access can be turned on by a single click of the Google Drive settings. The Files are accessible Offline but collaboration is not possible without internet.


The files available in the Google Drive can be accessed in three ways.

  • MAC & PC

  • Android Device

  • iOS


The settings in the above three cases are somewhat the same. The main thing one has to do to access Files offline is to use the Google Chrome Browser. If you have not yet downloaded the browser go ahead and download it first.


The three ways to access files Offline are as below:


Access Google Drive Files Offline in a PC

  • You should use Google Chrome browser

  • Download the Google Docs Offline Extension from the Web Store

  • Turn On the Offline access from your Google drive account.

  • Mark the checkbox next to Sync Google Docs, Sheets, Slides & Drawings files to this computer so that you can edit offline.

  • And wait for some time for it to activate.

And you are done!


Access Google Drive Files Offline in an Android mobile

  • Go to the Google Drive app

  • Tap the three vertical dots

  • Slide the toggle next to Available Offline and turn it On

  • After that select Offline

And here you go….!!


Access Google Drive Files Offline in an iOS

  • Go to the Google Drive app

  • Tap the three vertical dots

  • Slide the toggle next to Available Offline and turn it On

  • After that select Offline


Kindly note that the way to access files Offline in case of Android and iOS is same.


Google Drive files can also be synced in a PC with the help of a Google App. Google File Stream and Google Drive Backup & Sync are two apps, we can take the help of for this purpose. The future of Google Drive is the Google File Stream wherein both have different features that serve different purposes. In Google File Stream, Offline files are moved not copied thus saving the space for your PC/MAC whereas, in case of Drive, files are copied not moved which can be accessed from anywhere, anytime. Even Google Team Drive can be synced through File Stream.


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