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Log into Chromebook when no internet is available
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Log into Chromebook when no internet is available

In order to log in without an internet connection, the user must have logged in to the Chromebook at least once when it was connected to the Internet.  When a new user logs in to a Chromebook, a profile for that user is built in the background and is what allows the user to login when the Internet connection is removed.


Step 1: From the login screen, click the "sign in as an existing user" link:

Step 2: Enter your full email address and log in as you would normally.

You should now be logged in to your local Chromebook profile.

Work on Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides offline

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If you aren't connected to the internet, you can still create, view, and edit files on:

Use Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides offline

You can save the most recently opened documents on your computer.

Before you turn on offline access

How to turn on offline access

  1. Open Google Drive.
  2. At the top right, click Settings Settings and then Settings.
  3. Turn on Offline setting.
  4. To work offline, in your Chrome browser, open Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides.


Turn off offline access

  1. Open Google Docs.
  2. Click Menu Menuand then Settings.
  3. On the right, turn off Offline.

Make specific files available offline

If you have enough storage, some of your most recent files will be automatically saved offline. To manually select files to save offline:

  1. Follow the steps above to turn on offline access in Google Drive.
  2. Open the Google Docs, Sheets, or Slides home screen.
  3. On the file you want to use offline, click More More.
  4. Click Available offline. A check mark will appear in the bottom left corner to show that the file is available offline.

Tip: You can also make a file available offline by opening a Google document, spreadsheet, or presentation, and clicking File and then Make available offline.

Check if a document is ready for offline use

  1. On your computer, open a file in Docs, Sheets, or Slides.
  2. Click See document status Cloud done.

Tip: If your document is not ready to edit offline, an explanation will appear.