How To Use Gmail Offline

Do you want to read your emails even while you have no access to the internet? Or do you frequently travel, and you need to work on your emails while having a limited internet connection? Either way, we’re here to help you. We’ll show you how to use Gmail offline on your computer.


As for those who don’t know, you can use Gmail to access, read, and reply to your emails without an internet connection. With the help of a feature on the app, you can read, search, and respond to your emails while you’re offline. It’s perfect when you’re on a plane, traveling, camping, or in instances where you can’t connect to the internet.

But before you can use Gmail while offline, you first need to update your settings and enable the offline email feature. After doing so, you can go ahead and visit the web app on your Google Chrome browser anytime you want.

Once you connect to the internet, Gmail automatically sends all the email replies you created while offline. The app also syncs all new emails so that you can check them when you go offline.

With that in mind, here’s our quick guide on how to turn on the offline email feature on Gmail.

How to turn on Gmail offline

If you want to read your emails and respond to them even if you don’t have any connection to the internet, you can enable the Offline feature on your Gmail account. In this way, you can still visit the web client on your web browser and work while you’re offline.

You can only use the offline feature on their Gmail’s web client on your computer. However, you first need to set it up when you have an internet connection to update your settings. Follow our step-by-step tutorial below, and we’ll show you how.

  1. Using your preferred web browser, visit Gmail and sign in to your account.
  2. Click the gear icon on the top-right side of your screen and select “See all settings” from the menu.

  3. Head to the Offline tab.

  4. Select the checkbox to enable offline mail and choose sync your emails based on the number of days. You can choose between a week up to three months. You can also download the attachments with the messages you sync.

  5. Choose whether to keep your offline data on your computer or not when you log out of your Google Account. Once you finish changing your offline email options, click Save Changes to confirm your decision.

Please note that you can only use Gmail offline on a Google Chrome browser. Whenever you try to send an email while offline, your message goes to the Outbox folder, and the app sends them immediately once you connect to the internet.

If you notice that your emails stop syncing, you might have insufficient space on your computer. You might want to reduce the number of days on your offline email settings and uncheck the “Download attachments” option.

Also, Gmail only syncs your email on the current account where you used the option. If you have multiple accounts, you need to change your settings on each and turn on the offline feature.

To sum it all up

If you want to use Gmail without an internet connection, you first need to enable the offline email feature on your settings, select the number of days to sync, and choose your preferred security option. Once you do, you can go ahead and visit the app on your Google Chrome web browser and work on your emails while offline.

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