How to Enable Gmail Offline to Access Your Email Without an Internet Connection

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Gmail users

What is Gmail’s offline mode

  • With this setting enabled, you can check your email and compose new messages even when you aren’t connected to the internet.
  • You can just go to Gmail in your browser at any time.
  • When you reconnect, Gmail automatically sends any messages waiting in the Outbox.

How to enable or disable Gmail Offline step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Enable Gmail Offline To Access Your Email Without An Internet Connection - Step 1

Open Gmail and click the Settings gear icon in the top right.

Step 2

How To Enable Gmail Offline To Access Your Email Without An Internet Connection - Step 2

Select See all settings.

Step 3

How To Enable Gmail Offline To Access Your Email Without An Internet Connection - Step 3
  • Select Offline on top.

  • Check Enable offline mail.

  • ​Storage shows you how much mail is being stored offline on your computer. Offline uses only space that is available to your browser.

  • Sync settings allows you to choose which emails to store. You can store emails from the last 7, 30 or 90 days. You can also choose if you want to Download attachments or not.

  • Security lets you choose what to do with offline data after logging out of your Google account in the browser. The options are: Keep offline data on my computer or Remove offline data from my computer.

  • Click Save Changes after making any updates.

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