How to use Gmail without an internet connection?


Gmail is probably the most used email service in the world. Here’s some good news that you can even access it without an internet connection. For your important work or any emergency, you might want to open Gmail. If you do not have an internet connection, you might think it’s over but hold on. It’s not over. In this article we will tell you how you can open Gmail offline.

Isn’t it super cool? Gmail is good already and it is so much better with the ability to be accessed without internet. Yes, it sounds too good to be true but it is possible. You can use Gmail without internet with the Gmail Offline Mode. Read on to know how to use it.

Steps for turning Gmail Offline Mode on

You will need to follow a couple of steps in order to turn on the Gmail Offline Mode and enjoy using Gmail without internet.

  1. First and foremost, Make sure you have changed to Gmail’s redesign interface.
  2. Secondly, Click the gear icon on the top right of your screen.
  3. Click on Settings.
  4. From the tabs, select the Offline tab.
  5. Now, you have to select the Enable Offline mail option. It is in the form of a checkbox.

And of course, it is needless to mention, but you must save the changes.

Further settings

That’s it! You’re done. How easy was that, right? Also, you can change further settings like selecting the number of previous days of emails you want to store on your storage. You can even select whether you want to download the respective attachments of all emails.

Things to keep in mind

Keep in mind that once you stop your chrome browser you will no longer be able to access the Gmail. And all the synced data will be lost. Also, you can decide whether you want to keep the data after you log out of the account or not. The same option will be available in the settings.

But what if you have an older Gmail interface? Do not worry as there is still hope for you. What you’ll have to do is open your Chrome browser an download an extension called Gmail offline which helps you use Gmail in the offline mode.

How to turn off the Gmail Offline Mode?

Now, suppose you want to turn the same feature off. It is just as simple as turning it on. Just follow the above mentioned steps as before and uncheck the checkbox with which you turned the feature on. Simple right?

How to send messages in Gmail Offline Mode?

It is obvious and not needed to say that you cannot immediately send an email to someone without having a working internet connection. But still, if you try doing it with the Gmail Offline Mode on, it will be stored in your outbox and as soon as internet is available the message will be sent. This is one of the reasons why Gmail is so great. It makes life easier.


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