Using Offline mode on your Chromebook

Offline mode in Google Drive

Even without internet access, you can view & edit files in Drive. Once you have internet access again, all the changes, updates, and files will sync. On a Chromebook, you can also take, view, & edit photos and videos or use the Keep app to take notes.

Google Drive

Google Drive iconIf you aren't connected to the Internet, you can still view and edit files, including Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides, with a Chromebook or with a laptop. If you’re using a laptop, make sure you've downloaded the Chrome browser. You can only use Drive offline in a Chrome browser window or on a Chromebook.

Before you turn on offline access:

Open Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides 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."

Save Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides for offline use

  1. On your computer, go to
  2. Select the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides file You can select multiple files at once.
  3. Right click file(s) you want to save. 
  4. Choose "Available offline."

This page was last updated on May 1, 2020